Lighting for Open Areas

If the open area is over 60m2, then the minimum lighting level on the ground must be no less than 0.5 lux in an emergency. In open areas that are less than 60m2, emergency lighting is not required. However, people may be unfamiliar with their surroundings, so emergency lighting should always be taken into consideration.

Exit doors for the emergency escape route must have signs or an emergency bulkhead light. In an emergency, occupants may panic, but strategically placed emergency lighting could reduce the likelihood of panic, providing appropriate visual direction, by enabling safe movement of occupants towards escape routes.

Open Area Products

If you would like to know more about Emergency lighting

Contact our sales team on 01527 517 777, or request a call to arrange to speak to one of our experienced specification and project engineers.

Emergency Sector Leaflet

For an overview of our emergency lighting capabilities, download our sector leaflet.

This provides a snapshot of our case studies, products and range of emergency-based lighting solutions.