Emergency lighting

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Emergency lighting plays a highly important role in building safety and particularly in an evacuation scenario. It is designed to provide prompt, automatic lighting in an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and the normal mains lighting fails.

It provides vital illumination, guidance and reassurance for occupants who are in a situation that often contains physical dangers and panic to exit a building safely. Emergency lighting can be provided by means of local self-contained batteries mounted within the emergency luminaire or by a central battery wired via a dedicated network to the emergency fittings.

Eaton’s undisputed leadership in self-contained emergency luminaires, slave and exit sign luminaires, central battery systems and addressable automatic testing and visualisation systems is drawn from an unmatched pool of knowledge, expertise and world-class global resources that deliver:

  • Reduced power consumption and environmental impact through innovative technologies
  • Extensive range of installed systems around the world complying with all major safety lighting standards
  • Maintenance costs and carbon footprint reduction combined with increased efficiency and reliability



Quality and Safety Certified

To ensure that emergency lighting is fit for purpose, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which brings all aspects of fire safety under one roof, recommends that the emergency lighting used is covered by the BSI Kitemark scheme.

Our products are designed and developed under systems that meet the requirements of the most stringent quality and environmental standards, including BS EN ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001.

ICEL Approved (Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting)
To achieve this approval, the product must carry a Kitemark (or equivalent), be manufactured in an ISO 9001: 2008 facility and have independently verified photometric performance information.

ICEL 1004
Our manufacturing facility incorporates an ICEL 1004 approved environment, accredited for conversion of mains lighting luminaires to emergency use. This ensures that relevant safety, thermal and EMC performance requirements have been achieved.

Eaton are BAFE accredited for Emergency Lighting (SP203-4), so have the expertise to advise you on the latest standards and regulations, ensuring compliance of your installation. We offer a wide range of support services to ensure your lighting installation not only meets basic operational and safety standards on day one, but will continue to do so throughout its lifetime - allowing you to focus on running your business.

Emergency Luminaires and Exit Signs

Emergency lighting and exit signs designed and developed under systems that meet the most stringent quality and environmental standards.

Centrally Supplied Emergency Lighting Systems

Where central control and testing is desired, a central battery system is a viable and cost effective alternative to self-contained emergency lighting. 


Automatic test and monitoring systems for emergency lighting

Automatic emergency lighting test systems can help to minimise maintenance costs associated with manual testing – helping you stay compliant.

Ensuring the safety of thousands of supporters at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

Home to Arsenal Football Club, the Emirates Stadium is renowned as a first class sporting venue. Crowd safety is of paramount concern at any stadium, never mind one that holds 60,432 people. Therefore reliable, high-quality emergency lighting system was essential to ensure the thousands of fans could leave safely in the event of an emergency. After a competitive tender, market leader Eaton was chosen to supply an appropriate system.

A system comprising of 42 individual static inverters, each using valve-regulated lead acid batteries to provide high-quality 230V AC sinusoidal output, should a mains failure occur. In various locations throughout the stadium, the static inverters are connected to hundreds of Eaton’s Lighting and Safety emergency luminaires. All inverters included a bespoke Easicheck test system which minimises maintenance costs. 

The use of a reliable static inverter based emergency lighting system has helped to ensure the safety of all football supporters visiting the Emirates Stadium. By employing sophisticated charging techniques, battery life in the static inverters is expected to be at least 10 years. When replacement does become necessary, this will be a quick and simple process carried out away from public areas.