emergency light installation guide

A Proper Guide to Emergency Light Installation

Emergency lighting is reasonably simple to install and can be beneficial in ensuring the safety of customers and staff in many types of organizations. They include lighting for common areas such as stairwells and the conventional fire escape signs that can be found in many buildings nowadays. When the power goes out, these lights have an independent power source that keeps them operational. MMK Electricians is here to assist you with any suggestions or emergency light installation services that you may require.

Because of their significance, additional attention should be paid to ensuring that emergency lights are properly placed and maintained on a regular basis. These lights are needed by law, in addition to the apparent safety benefits they provide. The failure to comply with safety rules by failing to install suitable emergency lights may result in substantial fines and penalties levying against individuals or businesses.

In addition, fire escape signs must be provided in commercial buildings, and a dependable light source must illuminate them. Lightsticks and other emergency lighting accessories can be used to offer additional illumination if necessary.

How Do Emergency Lights Operate?

In terms of design, the lights are relatively straightforward, consisting of a fixture that is connected to the main power supply, which charges a small battery. If the power to the institution is interrupted, the circuits within the building automatically switch to the backup batteries.

The following are the two basic categories of emergency lighting:


Which are utilized in the course of daily operations and the event of a power breakdown. Unlike the lights powered by the main electrical supply, as mentioned above, these lights are battery-operated, so they will remain on even if there is no electrical power.


Emergency lights only come on in an emergency or when the electricity is cut off, respectively.

Instructions on How to Install Emergency Lights

To ensure that all safety protocols are followed when installing emergency lights, check with a professional electrician such as MMK Electricians before proceeding. Another option is to hire a professional, such as MMK Electricians, to set up your lighting and other electrical fixtures for you. Regardless, make sure to read the directions that came with the lights before using them.

Remember that an emergency light is attached to the electrical wiring of a building or home and is designed to convert to battery power in the event of a power loss or if a breaker is tripped to provide illumination in an emergency situation. Make sure that the house circuit you are connecting to is switched off to avoid electrocution and that the fuse box is labeled “Do Not Energize” before you begin installing the circuit breaker.

When it comes to mounting emergency lights, there are two primary options. Lights will be mounted either using mounting brackets or with holes in the wall studs for screws to be driven through. Most of the time, they will be fixed (or partially attached) to the wall or ceiling before the wire can be connected to them.

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