Fire emergency lights for buildings in Malaysia is just one component of a fire control system, but absolutely vital in that it may be the only means by which occupants can find and use emergency exits. In the event of a power outage, a backup lighting system is also and important aspect of fire emergency lights. Often both are mandatory depending on the use of the structure and local fire building codes.
Importance of Backup Lighting
Often people who eat, work, and shop at public places are overwhelmed by the bright lights that surround them.
But if those lights go out in an emergency such as a dangerous fire, the situation is all the more terrifying.
Without some form of emergency lighting it would be difficult to locate exit points, loved ones, and avoid obstacles, all made that much more worse by panicked crowds or billowing smoke.
It also perform necessary functions such as shutting down equipment or operations that could become a hazard in the event of fire, such as electrical disturbances or industrial practices that could emit fumes if not secured. That’s why it’s absolutely vital to have emergency lighting in place in the event of a power failure.
Fire Emergency Lights as Building Code Standards
Our fire protection and safety engineering involves a wide range of specialty systems and services. One responsibility is helping property owners and architects to determine if their buildings meet the proper standards for fire emergency lights and public safety.
The design and installation of an emergency lighting system is a crucial part of this. This generally includes illumination levels, backup power systems, and clearly marked points of egress to meet building codes.
Generally speaking, building codes in Malaysia require that emergency lighting be installed at all exit points and along egress pathways such as corridors, stairs, ramps, aisles, and other emergency evacuation routes.
Some regulations do not consider illumination levels quite as important as spacing and locating light sources to assure minimum levels of safe movement.
Emergency lights are typically integrated into the overhead lighting system or separate wall units. This can be challenging in complex floor plans.
Once emergency lights are installed, they are the responsibility of the building owners. Regular testing is a critical part of maintaining emergency light systems.
Regardless of how well-designed a system is, or how precisely it is installed, interior design changes such as additional walls, curtains, booths, kiosks, and cubicles can also affect optimum results. In addition to testing the function of all lights and the electrical power system, we can recommend and perform adjustments and improvements.
Businesses and public facilities both have responsibilities toward workers and other occupants and should provide fire emergency lights even where local regulations don’t specifically require it. Leaving people in the dark when fire occurs is one of the worst things that can happen, so we make it our business to provide products and services that save lives.