The Benefits of Emergency and Dimmable Lighting Fixtures

As a business owner, you’re well aware that every detail counts when setting the stage for success. Amidst the hustle and bustle of managing operations, there’s one crucial factor that demands your attention: emergency and dimmable lighting.

Effective, high-quality lighting isn’t just about illuminating spaces; it’s about creating an environment that promotes productivity, enhances mood, and, most importantly, ensures safety.

Emergency and dimmable LED lighting fixtures seamlessly blend into the background, quietly ensuring that businesses remain safe, functional and energy efficient.

Emergency Dimmable Lighting Fixtures

Emergency Lighting Benefits

First and foremost, let’s talk about emergency lighting.

If one thing’s clear, it’s that meeting safety regulations is non-negotiable. Electrical contractors are responsible for guaranteeing that the systems they supply and install fully comply with essential safety standards and building codes.

Various types of emergency lighting, such as escape route, open area, high-risk task area and standby lighting, may be necessary, with the duration of illumination dependent on the premises type and risk level.

Beyond complying with legal regulations, emergency lighting acts as a beacon of safety in times of crisis. Here’s why it’s essential:

1. Enhanced Safety

In the event of a power outage or emergency, having reliable emergency lighting ensures that evacuation routes remain visible and accessible. This reduces the risk of accidents, injuries and panic among employees and customers.

2. Peace of Mind

Knowing that your business is equipped with emergency lighting provides peace of mind for both you and your stakeholders. It’s an investment in safety that speaks volumes about your commitment to the well-being of those within your premises.

3. Safety Options

Emergency lighting can be maintained, allowing fittings to be used as a light source and battery backup. Alternatively, you’ll find non-maintained emergency lighting, where the luminaire is only ever illuminated when the mains power fails (or when it’s being tested).

Maintained emergency lighting, means that the emergency element can often be seamlessly incorporated into the main lighting system. It’s only identified as an emergency fitting by the emergency LED indicator.

This emergency lighting option is generally used for compliance in open areas, not to identify escape routes or exits. However, emergency exit luminaires sometimes operate in maintained mode to improve visibility and ensure everyone is aware of emergency exit points.

Non-maintained lighting is often used in areas that require general emergency illumination, not to indicate designated escape routes and emergency exits.

Here at Performance, we supply luminaires with integral batteries and luminaries designed to operate via a central battery system – get in touch for more information.

Dimmable Lighting Benefits

Now, let’s dim the lights and discuss the benefits of dimmable lighting fixtures.

Whilst emergency lighting ensures safety during a crisis, dimmable lighting adds a touch of versatility to your workspace and with today’s energy prices, increases energy saving. Here’s why it’s worth considering:

Energy Saving

1. Energy Efficiency

Dimmable LED fittings allow you to adjust the brightness levels according to your needs. This not only creates a more comfortable working environment but also helps conserve energy and reduce utility costs in the long run.

When used in conjunction with the appropriate sensors, the luminaire will dim alongside natural daylight levels, again reducing energy consumption.

2. Environmental Friendliness

Dimmable LED light fixtures are environmentally friendly, thanks to their energy-efficient design. When equipped with motion sensors, these fixtures activate only when someone enters the room, further reducing energy consumption and minimising your carbon footprint.

Once programmed, they’ll automatically lower their brightness to a pre-set level, ensuring a constant, reassuring glow for safety. When the sensor detects presence, they’ll swiftly return to full brightness.

Emergency and Dimming Conversions on LED Lighting Fixtures

For over five years, Performance Lighting has proudly been the go-to partner for the manufacturing, repairs and refurbishment of LED lighting products across the UK.

Our manufacturing unit is your one-stop shop for projects of any size – from emergency and dimming conversions to large-scale refurbishments – dimming options include DALI, Mains, TRIAC Dimming and Analogue 1-10v

Our strong technical sales team have extensive knowledge of the lighting industry, with a deep understanding of dimming systems and emergency lighting conversions. Contact us for a no-obligation quote today, and discover why we’re trusted by many of the nation’s leading lighting wholesalers and contractors.