Emergency Lighting: The Difference Between Maintained and Non-Maintained

Emergency Lighting: The Difference Between Maintained and Non-Maintained

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Emergency lighting plays a large role in the safety of building occupants, staff and visitors in the event of an emergency. Even in a power failure, these safety measures are designed to illuminate, as they utilise batteries, to visually display the safest and fastest route out of the building.

There’s two main types of emergency lighting products: maintained and non-maintained.

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Read more from the Australian emergency lighting wholesalers at Nedlands Group to find out more.

Emergency lighting explained

As we touched on at the start of this blog, emergency lighting plays a crucial role in guiding people in a building to safety in the unfortunate event of an emergency.

If your building is a Class 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, each storey of the building is required by Australian law to have emergency and exit lighting properly to comply with the Building Code of Australia.

Let’s recap the importance of emergency lighting products:

  • They play a significant role in safety, and
  • They’re required to be installed in many buildings throughout Australia.

Now let’s delve into the different types of emergency lighting products in Australia.

Maintained emergency lighting

There are two different types of emergency lighting: maintained and non-maintained. Let the team at Nedlands Group walk you through maintained emergency lighting first.

Unswitched maintained emergency lighting products are:

  • Continuously on, but
  • Will dim to a lower-level light in the event of loss of power.

Switched maintained emergency lighting products:

  • Can be switched on and off, but
  • Will still illuminate (at a lower-level) in the event of loss of power.

Maintained emergency lighting products are generally utilised in movie theatres and auditoriums, shopping centres, hospitals and airplanes.

Non-maintained emergency lighting

As you can probably guess, non-maintained emergency lighting will only illuminate in the event of a loss of power. So, these emergency lighting products will come on only in emergency mode.

How does it work?

  • The batteries inside continuously charge and a green LED shows that it is fully charged.
  • If power fails, the fixture switches on using its battery back-up supply.
  • At a minimum, non-maintained emergency lighting should last for a minimum of 3 hours.

Non-maintained emergency lighting products are not part of the general lighting fittings and fixtures of a building. Also, this type of emergency lighting is often found in workplaces that rely heavily on artificial lighting.

For more emergency lighting ideas and the best emergency lighting products in Australia, you can rely on Nedlands Group.

Why Nedlands Group?

The emergency lighting products you need are found at Nedlands Group.

Electricians, contractors and builders rely on us because:

  • Use of long-life lithium batteries in all EXIT & Emergency Lighting products.
  • You purchase manufacturer direct – no middleman!
  • Always Australian certified, quality LED Emergency Lighting products.
  • We’re Australia’s largest stockist of Power-LITEÒ
  • Fast and free delivery with all online orders Australia wide – that’s lights to site ASAP.

For all your LED emergency lighting products and accessories, Nedlands Group can help.

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