The Benefits of Having an Emergency Lighting System

For all commercial premises, a functioning fire safety and detection system is vital to remain within the fire regulations, and keep everyone inside the building safe in the event of a fire. An emergency lighting system should be in every office and public building, and provides lighting when the main power supply fails, for example from a power outage or a fire. The loss of mains electricity in the event of a fire could prove fatal without the backup option of emergency lighting, as it enables people in the building to safely evacuate the premises.

Emergency lighting uses an independent power source from mains power, ensuring that it will come into effect in any event if the mains power is shut off. They can be in the form of an exit sign over a fire exit door, to LED lights on the floor acting as a pathway to fire exits in the case of an evacuation.


  • Emergency lighting provides the property with constant lighting, making it safe for people within the premises to evacuate calmly in the case of a fire, even if mains power is affected.
  • Businesses can reduce working time or money lost in trying to sort out situations if the mains power does fail.
  • If a fire occurs and there is a blackout, emergency lighting will make it easier to leave the building safely and calmly for everyone in the premises.
  • Emergency lighting is easy to set up, but proves extremely effective in the case of an emergency
  • Emergency lighting is in compliance with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for many commercial properties.

Here at Cheshire Fire, our experts are on hand to design and install emergency lighting systems at all commercial premises, ensuring that your system meets regulation standards and provides adequate lighting for everyone in the case of an emergency evacuation.

We also provide periodical inspections and maintenance surveys to ensure that your emergency lighting system is consistently functioning fully and to your specific needs. Contact us today for a free site survey, or more information on any of the services we offer, and we’ll be more than happy to help.