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By Chris Watts

This ebook is a must-have for anyone occupied with the layout, set up and production of emergency lights structures to satisfy fireplace safeguard danger tests

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Details of the competence and availability of maintenance and testing staff. Details of the national and any local requirements that will have to be complied with for the particular building application type. Information regarding the likely emergency lighting equipment that could be considered for use. This will enable it to be considered for its aesthetic impact on the building and provide its performance to enable the spacing layout to be assessed. If the project is an extension or modification of an existing building, details of that installation should be available together with any old fire certificates and commissioning certificates that have been issued and also the test records.

This forms the base technical information from which the authenticated spacing tables referred to in BS EN 1838 are derived. BS EN 50171, Centrally powered battery power systems This standard was developed by CENELEC BTTF 62-8 and covers the central battery units and systems except for the wiring. It also defines the safety, construction and performance of these systems. Where possible similar requirements have been used to those called up for the luminaires to obtain a consistent performance and assist users and manufacturers to become familiar with the categories of construction.

So, objects that are a different colour to their background are easily visible but if they are a similar colour they are very difficult to distinguish. This situation can be controlled for parts of the fixed installation but it is not controllable with movable items. While the UK legislation specifies that escape routes are not obstructed, during an emergency the normal discipline may break down and items that were being carried can be left on the route, thus causing a hazard. The amount of light falling on an object (illuminance) is affected not merely by the power and position of the lamps used for illumination, but also by the reflection from the surroundings.

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