Emergency Lighting

Essential Lighting In Commercial Buildings

Emergency lights are battery-backed lighting devices which turn on automatically when a building experiences a power outage. These are now standard in most commercial buildings.

Emergency lights provide adequate lighting to allow enough time to enable the occupants of a building to evacuate safely in the event of an emergency. They are usually installed at regular intervals around buildings to provide enough light for people to exit the building safely.

Emergency exit sign lighting needs to be clearly visible and illuminated at all times. These signs can be found above exit doors, at the top of staircases and at any change of direction along the exit pathway of a building. Their purpose is to assist people to find their way out of a building in an emergency.

Why Emergency Lighting?

Emergency lighting is more than just an afterthought, it’s a vital component of a building’s safety protocol. Here’s why:

Safety First

In power outages or other emergencies, these lights guide occupants safely to exits, reducing panic and potential injuries.

Legal Compliance

Regulations mandate the presence of emergency lighting in many buildings to ensure the safety of occupants.

Peace Of Mind

Knowing that your premises are equipped to handle emergencies offers peace of mind to occupants and owners alike.

Legislation & Standards

Staying compliant is not just about ticking boxes; it’s about ensuring the safety of all building occupants.
The primary standard governing emergency lighting is BS 5266-1:2016, which outlines:

The premises where emergency
lighting is essential.

The minimum duration of operation under emergency conditions.

Regular testing and
maintenance routines.

Design & Installation

Unique Fires UK is proud to offer tailored solutions for every space:

Custom Design

We assess your premises and design a system that meets both safety needs and aesthetic preferences.

Top-tier Products

From luminaires to battery backups, we source only the best.

Optimal Placement

We ensure lights are strategically placed for maximum visibility during emergencies.


Our systems adhere to recommended light levels, ensuring clear visibility without being overpowering.

Maintenance & Testing

Consistent performance is key. Our maintenance and testing protocols include:

Routine Checks

Regular inspections to ensure all components function correctly.

Scheduled Testing

Periodic full-system tests to simulate power outages and other emergencies.


Detailed logs for your records, proving system reliability and compliance.

Benefits Of Led

LED emergency lighting isn’t just the future—it’s the present. Here’s why:

Energy Efficiency

LEDs consume significantly less power, reducing energy bills.


With a longer lifespan, LEDs require less frequent replacements.

Brighter & Clearer

LED lights offer cleaner and more consistent illumination, ensuring clear visibility during emergencies.

Help The Planet

Lower energy consumption means a reduced carbon footprint.

Scroll to Top