Yes – for internal non-domestic properties. Having emergency lighting in non-domestic internal areas is a legal requirement, as stated by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Failure to do so will result in a penalty for the owner of the company. However, the law doesn’t apply to the exterior of your building, making it a personal choice but we recommend including it for an extra level of safety.
Can Emergency LED Bollards Be On All the Time?
Yes and no. Our Emergency LED E3 HR bollards are maintained, meaning they primarily operate as a standard bollard. But in case of a power failure, the bollard will use the battery backup power and work for up to 3 hours. Most of our bollards provide 100% of their light output, depending on the performance power selected, see our BLF (ballast lumen factor) chart for more information.
Where Should Emergency LED Bollards Be Placed?
Ultimately, Emergency LED bollards should be placed on areas that need illumination to provide guidance. This could mean walkways, buildings’ private parks, car parks, etc. For more information, we advise you to speak to a lighting designer to help create a considered lighting design in accordance with the latest standards for your project.
How Many Emergency LED Bollards Do You Need?
How many Emergency LED bollards you’ll need depends entirely on your site. Typically we would advise that 1 in 3 bollards should be emergency, and also to place bollards near emergency exits. To best assess this, speak to a consultant in the field or speak to our lighting designers so they can best advise you. Our dedicated, experienced team at Gemma Lighting will be more than happy to support you and provide a lighting design to determine how many emergency LED bollards you need.