What is Emergency Lighting and Exit Light Testing?

Imagine for a second you are sitting at your desk and all the power was cut to the premises. For people inside your workplace, it could be a frightening or dangerous experience – especially if there were no  emergency exit signs or emergency luminaries (lights) to help them evacuate safely.

Why is it important?

Even if you know where all the exits are located and all the exit lights seem to be in working order, regular exit light testing and maintenance is the only way to minimise the risk of faulty emergency lighting in an emergency situation, which will ultimately help to increase the safety for employees and clients in your workplace.

How can we help?

Jim’s Test & Tag can assist in ensuring your emergency and exit sign lights are working by performing professional exit signs testing to certify these essential signs are in working order. This ensures that your employees and visitors are able to exit a dangerous situation as safely as possible. We make sure your workplace is as safe as it can possibly be when it comes to electricity.

Why can’t I simply change the batteries?

All emergency and exit lights must undergo a 90-minute discharge test of the battery every 6 months as stated under the Australian Standard: AS2293.2. Situations may arise where the backup battery fails due to batteries becoming discharged – they do not hold a charge or do not receive a charge from the power converter. With any light failure, it is important to realise that simply replacing the backup battery may not resolve the fault.

The light may in fact function again due to any charge/backup power in the newly installed battery but it may fail to recharge beyond that due to a faulty power converter, therefore the most economical recommendation is to replace the complete unit. During any test, tubes in exit light fittings are replaced and tubes or globes in emergency lights are replaced if the unit fails to illuminate. Any damage to the unit or diffuser constitutes an immediate fail and the unit must be repaired or replaced.

Emergency Light Globe Supply and Replacement

Energy costs are rising and the use of incandescent bulbs can have an increased impact on your businesses effectiveness. Incandescent bulbs only convert 5% of the energy they use into light with the rest of the energy being converted into heat. This demonstrates a huge lack of efficiency in the design and newer options are available that can provide better energy to light conversion. Jim’s Test & Tag can implement a programmed light globe regime or simply assist you in minimising your impact on the environment by replacing incandescent globes with the energy efficient globes.  These energy efficient globes may also save you in energy costs. The Jim’s Test & Tag globe replacement regime will assist you with managing your globe stock, timing your light bulb changes, ensuring you always have efficient and working bulbs and also to minimise light blowouts.

For Emergency Light Testing and Exit Sign Testing contact Jim’s Test & Tag today on 131 546 to receive information from guaranteed professionals.