Like other components of a building’s safety systems, emergency lighting will need to be upgraded or replaced thanks to evolving needs or requirements. Having one that’s compliant with standards helps ensure that your personnel are able to find exits and keep them away from harm. So a well-functioning system is imperative for all establishments.
If you think that yours might need an upgrade or a replacement, Western Canada Fire Protection is your trusted partner. We offer an array of services including LED retrofit emergency light replacements, system updates, and removals. Contact us today and let us know how we can help.
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The Purpose of Emergency Lights and Signs
The way modern buildings are structured today can make them hard to navigate. Many areas are dependent on electric lights for visibility since regular daylight cannot penetrate some rooms and hallways. When disasters like earthquakes and fires hit, these sections might lose power, rendering occupants unable to find their way out.
Emergency lighting systems are installed for this exact situation. Emergency battery pack lighting automatically turns on when the main power source is out, allowing people to see emergency exits and the directions towards them. Because of this, emergency lighting systems are required by Canadian Law. It’s one way to enhance safety and ensure fewer casualties when disaster strikes.
Why Are Emergency Lighting System Replacements Necessary?
In most cases, you’ll need a replacement as part of your fire system upgrade. You cannot update one without updating the rest, so you’ll need to install a new lighting system as well. There are also times when the system is just too old and outdated. New lights look a lot more modern and are better fitting for the building’s interior theme or aesthetic.
You might also opt for a replacement to save in the long run. Newer systems have better lumens, even if the LED light bulb packs are much smaller. They can also have longer charges, so they can shine for an extended period of time. In other cases, you might need a replacement to remain compliant with new policies or building requirements.
Emergency Lighting Requirements Canada
Emergency lighting upgrades can be prompted by fire inspection guys not liking the current system of your establishment. New policies call for green light instead of red. In addition, the new code requires exit signs to have the green running man. And as we’ve mentioned, you can’t replace one without replacing everything else.
There are cases when your system is still up to standard, but the components are just too old. When officials from the city of Victoria perform a fire inspection, they might flag your emergency lighting system for having outdated parts, prompting you to replace them to avoid penalties and other consequences.
Work With Trusted Experts
When you need to remove or replace your emergency lights, turn to Western Canada Fire Protection. We offer premier services as well as high-quality products to install in your establishment. We have them ready and available — no supply chain issues. That way, you can have yours replaced as soon as you need it. Reach out to us today and let us know how we can help.