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Commercial Emergency Lighting

Managed Integrated Systems Ensuring Your Business is Protected 24/7

Emergency lighting provides illumination for the safety of people leaving a location, or attempting to terminate a potentially dangerous process before leaving, in the event of a failure of the power supply to the normal lighting provision. Emergency Lighting is part of the fire safety provision of a building and a requirement of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

JB-EYE can survey your premises and use our expertise to advise on your minimum regulatory requirements as well as discussing further protection that you may require. We offer a complete service through quotation, installation and/or takeover and ongoing maintenance.

New Installation

From the initial consultation to discuss your requirements right through to commissioning, handover and provision of NSI Gold certificate your dedicated JB-EYE team will simplify the process of installing a new system. Providing ease to read full system quotations, simple paperwork and electronic contracts we can minimise your workload. Our independently audited engineers will ensure disruption is minimised and systems are installed to the highest industry standards. 


All JB-EYE emergency lighting contracts include one NSI approved routine service visit per annum. Our industry trained engineers carry out a comprehensive service of your system including:

  • Checking the system meets its as-fitted specification
  • Checking all visible cabling and fixings
  • Completing a full system rated discharge test of each fitting
  • Checking correct operation of any test facilities

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do emergency lights work?

Emergency Lights are generally categorised into two modes of operation:

Maintained – a luminaire in which the emergency lighting lamps are illuminated at all times. Maintained mode is generally used in places of assembly such as theatres, cinemas, clubs and halls; the full list is contained in BS 5266. The lights are typically dimmed when these premises are occupied and the emergency escape lighting prevents total darkness.
Non-Maintained – a luminaire whose emergency lamps only illuminate when the power supply to the normal lighting fails. Non-maintained is the typical mode in a workplace or similar environment in which artificial lighting is normally deployed while the premises are occupied.


What type of fittings do you install?

In new installations, we install low power LED fittings that can be set to either maintained or non-maintained depending on the needs of the premises.

Do I need emergency lighting?

UK legislation imposes a duty on persons, including employers and other persons with control of premises, to carry out risk assessments and to take such precautions as to ensure as far as reasonably practicable the safety of the occupants.

These measures include the provision of safe means of escape, including emergency escape routes and exits, together with compliant signage. Sufficient emergency lighting needs to be provided where people are particularly exposed to danger (e.g. in an operating theatre, or using hazardous machinery etc).

Every building should have a responsible person – a delegated individual who is responsible for the provision and operation of appropriate emergency lighting. 

Next Steps

For a no-obligation discussion of your security systems requirements and/or to arrange A site survey

Call 0161 738 1122, email enquiries@jb-eye.com or complete the form below.