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Fire Alarms and Lighting

There are four different types of emergency lighting. Sussex Electrical Services can provide all of the installations listed and more as listed below. We are a very accomodating as an organization, whether you are a company or landlord, we strive to achieve in excellence and performance that you are looking for.

  • Escape route lighting: Exit route lighting is a type of lighting that illuminates routes to fire escapes and emergency exits and helps occupants avoid occupants as they leave the building.
  • Open area emergency lighting: This type of emergency lighting is sometimes called “anti-panic” lighting and assists occupants when trying to find an escape from a building. Organizations install these lights in open areas to provide enough light to be able to escape safely in the event of an emergency or fire.
  • High-risk task area lighting: Some workspaces play host to extremely high-risk tasks (such as working with tools or operating machinery). High-risk task area lighting needs to operate in the event of an emergency to keep them illuminated long enough for workers to cease working, switch machinery or cookers off, put down tools, and move to safety.
  • Standby lighting: This type of lighting kicks in when the power goes out. But unlike the other types of emergency lighting, the law does not require it. Usually, power comes from a diesel generator and keeps the lights on until technicians restore mains power.

Fire Alarm

There are 3 main types of fire alarm systems: conventional, addressable, and wireless. Sussex Electrical Services will provide what is needed. From design to installation, maintenance to legislation, we are here for you. We can achieve what is listed below and more.

Conventional Fire Alarm

  • divides your premises into broad zones
  • in the event of an alert, the fire alarm panel identifies the zone, but not the precise area
  • most suitable for smaller or lower risk environments

Addressable Fire Alarm

  • each individual device has its own unique electronic address
  • if one activates, the fire alarm panel tells you precisely where the problem is
  • most suitable for larger or higher risk environments – e.g schools, care homes, hospitals

Wireless Fire Alarm

  • uses a secure wireless link between the sensors and the fire alarm panel
  • typically works like an addressable system, just without the wires
  • most suitable for premises which don’t want lots of cables – e.g. churches, historic buildings

UK fire alarm legislation doesn’t specify exactly which each type of fire alarm system should be used in which types of premises, again, it comes down to what is ‘appropriate’ for your particular business. We will take that problem from you, and offer the most practical solutions to suit your budget and legal requirements.