Lighting Industry related British Standards

Emergency Lighting BS 5266-1 is now available as a draft for public consultation

This part of BS 5266 gives recommendations and guidance on the factors that need to be taken into account in the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency lighting systems, in order to provide the lighting performance needed for safety of people in the building in the event of failure of the supply to the normal lighting.

BSI is revising the code of practice that gives guidance on emergency lighting if the mains lighting fails and is asking for comments on the draft standard.

BS 5266-1 Code of practice for the emergency escape lighting of premises provides recommendations and detailed guidance on the factors that need to be considered in the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems. It also gives recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.

BS 5266-1 is now available as a draft for public consultation on the BSI draft review website. If you are a lighting engineer, an electrical contractor, a responsible person in premises of the type covered by this standard, or an otherwise interested person, BSI wants to hear your comments on the draft standard before the consultation period closes on 14th March 2016

The standard will be available to buy from August 2016. 

 

Read the draft here

 

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