Exit and Emergency Lighting Albury Wodonga


At Torney and Allen we design and install exit and emergency lighting in accordance with Australian Standards AS/NZS 2293.1.1, AS/NZS 2293.1.2 and AS/NZS 2293.1.3. If you are not sure what type of exit and emergency lighting you require then make sure you contact us to discuss your requirements so that you can ensure your business is up to current Australian standards to protect the safety of your staff and clients.

Once your exit and emergency lighting has been installed we can carry out regular inspections and maintenance of the system to ensure it will operate correctly during an emergency.

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The Right Lighting for Every Application

In the event of an emergency and if a major power failure has occurred, most occupants within a building do not realise that even during the day, a building can be extremely dark making the exits difficult to locate. To overcome this life threatening problem exit signs and emergency lighting are installed throughout a building showing the occupants the fastest way to evacuate.

Exit signs and emergency lighting are fed via 240volt power similar to ordinary light fixtures. Unlike ordinary light fixtures, exit signage and emergency lighting have an internal battery allowing illumination even when main power is out.

Under the Australian Standards AS2293 exit signage and emergency lighting must stay illuminated for a minimum of 90 minutes. The Australian Standards and local council requirements also state that exit signage and emergency lighting must be tested and discharged at the following intervals:

6 Monthly: Technician must conduct a 90 minute power drop test
Annual: Technician must conduct a 90 minute power drop test

By conducting the required testing not only do you meet your duty of care, but also by discharging the batteries every six months you will prolong the life of the exit sign or emergency light.

There are three different types of emergency lighting:

  • Sustained – A sustained emergency light has two lamps within the light fitting and only one lamp works at either time.
  • Non-maintained – These emergency lights are normally non-illuminated, are consistently on charge and only illuminate when the main power has failed.
  • Maintained – A maintained emergency light has only one lamp which is illuminated both on mains power and when mains power fails.
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