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Emergency LED Light Built for Industrial Facility with High-quality Led Bulbs and Versatile Lighting System

VST LED emergency light is an Exterior light fitting designed for exterior and large spaces.  It can be employed in theaters, hallways, cinemas, and open industrial and work area premises.  The LED emergency lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and all are fitted with LED lights for distinct brightness. It comes as a maintained emergency light or non-maintained emergency light. The build of the non-maintained emergency light is simple with automatic systems to power it in a blackout. You can easily install it based on the choice of the emergency LED light suitable for a space. E.g cinemas employ the use of maintained emergency lights. VST guarantees you excellent quality as all components utilized in production are durable, responsive, and vandal resistant.  The emergency lamp is engineered to function for long hours uninterrupted and switch on instantly depending on the type you purchase.

We invite you to visit our online store to request emergency lamps in large quantities.

China's #1 Reputable Emergency Lighting Manufacturer and a Trusted wholesale Supplier of Premium Quality LED Emergency lights.

VST is a renowned emergency lighting manufacturer. By producing in varieties to meet your needs, we have become the emergency lighting supplier for contractors, companies, and wholesalers who purchase light fittings in bulk quantities. With a team of reputable and professional engineers and designers, you are assured of uniform quality on all emergency LED lights from the stables of VST.

In specifics, the VST team produces maintained emergency lights designed to stay on for long period. This type of LED emergency light automatically dims when in the maintained mode and remains switch on. It’s ideal choice for fire exit emergency lighting and security lights. The non-maintained emergency light unlike the maintained comes on when regular lights go off.

With years of experience in the production of lightings, our team at VST has perfected the build of this rechargeable emergency light. Its rechargeable lamps give off brightness and adequate illumination as necessary. The batteries charge fast, it illuminates distinctly, and don’t run out fast.

We’ve built a reputation you can trust. We keep producing quality over the years, and we intend to keep that trust intact. More so, our principle of operation centers around delivery quality to all our customers.

We at VST, devote time, experience, expertise, and testing to ascertain all products are properly coupled and functional.  As a top choice, emergency light supplier and go-to manufacturer of light fittings contact us to enjoy a hassle-free delivery system.

SPECIFICATIONS
OperationMaintainedNon-maintainedNon-maintainedMaintainedMaintained/Non-maintained
Input Voltage110V-127V 50/60Hz;220V-240V 50/60Hz110V-127V 50/60Hz;220V-240V 50/60Hz110V-127V 50/60Hz;220V-240V 50/60Hz110V-127V 50/60Hz;220V-240V 50/60Hz220V-240V 50/60Hz
Charging Current60mA120mA(Nominal)120mA(Nominal)120mA(Nominal)120mA(Nominal)
Lamp type6pcs SMD 5730 LED2×42 pcs 3014 SMD LED15 pcs SMD 2835 LED (About 300 lm)15pcs 3014 SMD6pcs smd(5730) led
BatteryNi-Cd battery 3.6V1.8AhNickel-Cadmium Battery 6V/4.5AhNickel-Cadmium Battery 3.6V /2.5 AhNickel-Cadmium Battery 3.6V/1.0AHNi-Cad, 3.6V/1.8Ah
IndicatorGreen LED–AC power on, Red LED–chargingGreen LED Indicates Power OnGreen LED Indicates ChargingGreen LED Indicates ChargingRed LED Indicates Charging,Green-AC power
Duration TimeMore than 3 hoursMore than 3 hoursMore than 3 hoursMore than 3 hours3h
ConstructionFire-Retardant ABS Casing ,Plate and Frame; PS Diffuser.Steel Casing and PC DiffuserFire-Retardant ABS Casing and Plate; PC DiffuserABS Base, and PS DiffusrABS Casing and Plate & PS diffuser
Weight0.25 kgIP20IP65IP20238mm×80mm×38mm/0.34kg
Working Temperature-10℃ to 55℃Wall Surface MountedWall Surface Mounted, Ceiling Surface MountedWall Surface Mounted-10°C to 55°C
Size238mm×80mm×40mm2.5 kg0.7 kg1.03 kgwall surface mounted

VST: The Genuine and Trusted Industrial Emergency Light Manufacturers With an outstanding Reputation of Excellent Service

The objective at VST is to keep manufacturing industrial emergency lights of exceptional quality. Since our customers come first; we deliver the quality you desire, deserve, and pay for by producing market-worthy emergency LED lights.

 Each capacity of rechargeable emergency light is built to a standard consistent with other similar emergency lights.  Contact us to purchase emergency LED lights in bulk. You can be sure of prompt and excellent service delivery.

Emergency Light – Ultimate FAQ Guide

A building’s safety system is not complete without reliable emergency lights.

Even a well designed escape system will be useless if the occupants can’t see the exit signs and escape routes clearly.

A good emergency lighting system can be a lifesaver. This is why it’s mandated in all public buildings.

Whether you’re buying and installing emergency lamps in a building or planning to import emergency LED lights in bulk, below is everything you need to know.

Learn about the different types of emergency luminaires available, their design, installation, testing, operation, and the requirements by law.

Table of Contents:

  1. What is an emergency lighting system?
  2. What is the purpose of emergency lighting?
  3. What are the different types of emergency lighting?
  4. What is emergency escape lighting?
  5. What is standby emergency lighting?
  6. What is a maintained emergency light?
  7. What is non maintained emergency lighting?
  8. What’s the difference between non-maintained and maintained emergency lighting?
  9. Should you install maintained or non maintained emergency lights?
  10. What are the different types of emergency lamps technologies?
  11. What are the benefits of LED emergency lights?
  12. What are The emergency light form factors?
  13. What is a central battery emergency lighting system?
  14. What is a self-contained emergency lighting system?
  15. Is a self-contained or central battery emergency lighting system better?
  16. What are the legal requirements for emergency lighting?
  17. Where is emergency escape lighting needed?
  18. What rooms require emergency lighting?
  19. Do you need emergency lighting in toilets?
  20. Is emergency lighting required outside?
  21. What is the lux level for emergency lighting?
  22. What is the required light output of an emergency lamp?
  23. How long do emergency lights have to stay on for?
  24. What are the components of an emergency light?
  25. How does emergency lighting work?
  26. What triggers emergency lighting?
  27. How do I turn emergency lights off?
  28. Do emergency lights have to be on all the time?
  29. Can I use an emergency light as a normal light?
  30. How are emergency lights powered?
  31. What kind of batteries do emergency lights take?
  32. How often should emergency light batteries be replaced?
  33. Where should emergency lighting be installed?
  34. How to install emergency lights?
  35. Does emergency lighting need to be hardwired?
  36. What are the testing requirements for emergency lights?
  37. How often do I need to test emergency lighting?
  38. How do you test emergency lighting?
  39. Who can test emergency lighting?
  40. Do emergency lights need a test switch?
  41. How to choose the best emergency lights?
  42. How to import emergency lights from China?
  43. How to find the best emergency lighting manufacturer in China?
  44. How to ship emergency lights from China?

1. What is an emergency lighting system?

As the name implies, emergency lamps are designed to provide illumination in the event of a power outage or any emergency that leads to a failure of the normal power supply.

The backup lights switch on automatically in any such occurrence and light up the exit pathways and doors for the occupants to see and evacuate safely.

 

2. What is the purpose of emergency lighting?

 Illuminated emergency signage and pictogram
Illuminated emergency signage and pictogram

Emergency illumination systems are used to ensure all occupants can evacuate the building safely in the event of an emergency such as a fire, a storm, a lightning strike, an earthquake, or any other situation that cuts off the electricity supply.

  • Escape lights light up the escape route and illuminate the location of safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and emergency keys box.
  • Exit lights direct occupants to the emergency exit.
  • The emergency lamps and signs also guide firefighters and rescue professionals as they do their job.
  • Overall, emergency safety lighting functions to keep panic at bay and save lives.

3. What are the different types of emergency lighting?

Emergency lights and exit signs combo
Emergency lights and exit signs combo

Even though all emergency lamps serve the same purpose of providing illumination in dire situations, there’s a wide range of emergency light fixtures on the market.

In the following section, we will take a look at the different types of emergency lights based on:

4. What is emergency escape lighting?

Emergency escape lighting is the most important part of the emergency lighting system in a building.

It refers to the lamps that provide illumination to enable people to evacuate a building safely.

It’s actually the lighting that’s legally required in public facilities. It’s divided into:

Escape route lighting

This illuminates the emergency escape paths and exit doors.

It is the part of the emergency escape lighting that helps people identify the escape path.

It includes emergency egress lighting that illuminates the aisles and stairways leading from the occupied areas of a building to a public pathway such as a side street on the outside of the premises.

The light should also illuminate the location of fire-fighting equipment such as fire extinguishers and security equipment such as key boxes that house emergency keys to exit doors.

Open area or anti-panic lighting

This provides enough light to allow occupants in different parts of a building to identify the emergency escape routes and exit doors.

This type of illumination is essential in public places such as shopping malls.

It keeps panic at bay and allows for the safe movement of people towards the escape pathways.

High risk task area lighting

This is required in facilities that have potentially dangerous processes going on.

In the event of a power interruption, it provides light to allow for proper shutdown procedures of these processes.

 

5. What is standby emergency lighting?

Standby lighting is designed to enable normal activities to continue without much disruption in the event of a failure of the main electricity supply.

This type is not a legal requirement but it’s essential in some critical areas such as operating theaters and plant rooms.

 

6. What is a maintained emergency light?

Emergency lights and exit signs combo
Emergency lights and exit signs combo

Maintained emergency lights are always on.

On a day to day basis, they draw power from the mains power supply.

In the event of a blackout, they automatically switch to the backup battery as the power source.

 

7. What is non-maintained emergency lighting?

Non-maintained emergency lights are strictly emergency lamps.

They are designed to go on only when the main power goes out. They remain off during everyday operations.

 

8. What’s the difference between non-maintained and maintained emergency lighting?

Maintained lights are always on and can be wired to a switch.

Non-maintained emergency LED lights only come on when the main electricity supply is cut. They cannot be operated with a regular switch.

Another difference between maintained and non-maintained light fixtures is the power consumption.

Since maintained lamps are always on, they consume more power.

Non-maintained lamps only require a trickling supply of electricity to maintain the battery. This keeps their energy consumption down.

 

9. Should you install maintained or non maintained emergency lights?

Maintained lights are ideal where the people in the facility are not familiar with the layout of the building.

They help prevent total blackouts in places where people assemble such as theatres, cinemas, clubs, social halls, and shopping centers.

Non maintained emergency lights are used in offices and spaces where the occupants are likely to be familiar with the layout of the building.

 

10. What are the different types of emergency lamps technologies?

Wall-mounted incandescent emergency lamps
Wall-mounted incandescent emergency lamps

The first emergency lights used incandescent light technology.

This was later upgraded to more energy efficient fluorescent light technology.

Some emergency lamps use halogen lighting technology, the same technology used in emergency vehicle lights.

Today, most emergency safety lights use light emitting diodes (LED) technology as the light source.

 

11. What are the benefits of LED emergency lights?

Here are the advantages that have made LED emergency lights so prevalent in the modern world:

  • High quality lighting: LED lights emit vibrant lighting that provides better visibility in an emergency situation. Unlike fluorescent lights, LED luminaires are also not prone to buzzing and flickering.
  • Superior energy efficiency: LED light technology emits high-intensity light while also being incredibly energy efficient. This means that LED powered emergency lamps shine bright without depleting the battery pack too fast.
  • Long life span: With a 50,000+ hours lifespan, emergency LED lights are incredibly long lasting. On top of this, they are low maintenance lights.

All these advantages have made LED emergency lights the best source of light during a power outage.

Emergency LED light bulkhead
Emergency LED light bulkhead

 

12. What are The emergency light form factors?

The most obvious difference between the different types of emergency light fixtures is their form factor.

Similar to regular light fixtures, emergency light fittings come in the following designs:

bulkheads, batten, twin spots, downlights, heat trays, and light panels.

What design to opt for comes down to where you will be installing the lights and the design you prefer.

 

13. What is a central battery emergency lighting system?

Centrally supplied luminaires are powered from a powerful battery bank system that’s centrally located within the premises.

The batteries and chargers are located in a centralized place while the luminaires are spread all over the building.

The power is supplied to the emergency lights via cables.

For this reason, the fixtures in a central system are also referred to as slave luminaires, as they are completely dependent on the central battery system.

 

14. What is a self-contained emergency lighting system?

Self contained emergency lighting system
Self contained emergency lighting system

A self-contained system is where each emergency luminaire has a built-in battery as its power supply.

All the other components including the battery, charger, control unit, bulb, diffuser, and self-test module if applicable are also housed within the luminaire or close by.

Self-contained or single point luminaires operate independently.

 

15. Is a self contained or central battery emergency lighting system better?

Generally, self contained emergency fittings are more cost effective for smaller projects.

The central battery system, on the other hand, has the advantage of economies of scale, and this makes it ideal for large facilities.

However, each system has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Here is a look at the pros and cons of each system:

Advantages of self contained systems

  • The main advantage of self contained emergency lighting is the integrity of the system.
  • The decentralized battery system ensures the highest level of integrity.
  • Since each luminaire is decentralized, failure in one battery won’t have an effect on the other emergency fittings.
  • The costs of hardware, installation, and wiring are also way lower when compared to centralized battery systems.

Disadvantages of a self-contained system

  • On the downside, the individual batteries only last 2 to 4 years.
  • The batteries are susceptible to damage due to varying temperature conditions.
  • The testing process is also time consuming as each lamp and battery has to be tested separately.

Advantages of a central battery system

Central emergency lighting battery bank
Central emergency lighting battery bank
  • The benefit of a central system is that there is one central battery system to maintain. This makes battery maintenance easier.
  • The batteries are also kept in a protected environment, so they aren’t affected by extremely low or high temperatures.
  • The central battery system is incredibly long lasting. It can last 5 to 25 years.

Disadvantages of a central battery system

  • Installing and wiring a central battery system is more expensive than setting up self contained emergency luminaires.
  • For example, a central battery system requires special fire-resistant cables such as MICC or Pirelli FP200.
  • You will also need to allocate a well-ventilated storage room to house the central battery system and its components such as charging circuits.
  • Since the emergency lighting system is dependent on the central battery system, battery failure or faulty wiring can compromise the entire system or a huge part of it.
  • Finally, a localized power failure might fail to trigger the emergency lighting system plunging the affected area into total darkness.

16. What are the legal requirements for emergency lighting?

Emergency egress lighting
Emergency egress lighting

The law requires that emergency escape lighting be installed in any public space, commercial or industrial premises, and residential houses in multiple occupations (HMOs).

Emergency safety lighting is a statutory requirement in:

Anyone in charge of such public buildings has the duty of care to ensure the building is fitted with emergency lighting that’s reliable and up to code.

Should the primary power supply fail, the rechargeable emergency lights should provide sufficient illumination automatically, promptly, and for a sufficient duration.

This will ensure that occupants of a building are able to evacuate safely in the event of a disaster such as a fire.

Furthermore, the law also stipulates what areas should be lit, the kind of illumination to be provided by emergency bulbs, and how long the lights should last as follows:

 

17. Where is emergency escape lighting needed?

Emergency light for a ramp
Emergency light for a ramp

In the event of an emergency that requires evacuation, the entire egress starting from the occupied areas to a public way or assembly area must be illuminated.

The escape egress includes the following areas of a building:

  • Escape routes
  • Each exit door
  • Emergency escape signs
  • Where corridors intersect
  • Outside each final exit door
  • The designated assembly area
  • Flights of stairs, lifts, and ramps
  • Changes in floor levels such as stairways and uneven floors
  • Fire-fighting equipment
  • Fire alarm call points
  • Changes in direction

Beyond these critical areas, each individual building will have its own requirements when it comes to emergency illumination.

Even within a building, the needs will vary from one area to another.

Emergency escape lighting along a corridor
Emergency escape lighting along a corridor

 

18. What rooms require emergency lighting?

Utility rooms such as plant rooms, control rooms, electrical equipment rooms, generator rooms, switch rooms, fire command centers, and fire pump rooms should also have emergency safety lights.

Equipment that should be shut off during an emergency should also be illuminated.

The light functions to allow for the shutoff of equipment and processes and also to allow the operators to evacuate safely.

 

19. Do you need emergency lighting in toilets?

Large public restrooms with multiple closets need at least one emergency luminaire and so do toilets designated for use by disabled persons.

 

20. Is emergency lighting required outside?

 

The areas right outside the exit doors, the pathways, and/or staircases leading from the exits to a public pathway or a designated assembly area should be lit.

 

21. What is the lux level for emergency lighting?

The pathways to the exit doors should be lit to a minimum of one lux at floor level.

The anti-panic areas should be lit to at least 0.5 lux at floor level.

To make it easier to determine the ideal spacing given the ceiling height and axis, emergency lights are divided into classes that range from A to E.

 

22. What is the required light output of an emergency lamp?

The light emitted by rechargeable emergency lights should have an adequate intensity to offer sufficient visibility for people to safely navigate through hallways and locate the exits.

The emergency LED light output should not be lower than 10% of the regular light output.

However, this is just a general guide. The required level of illumination will depend on what the area or room is used for.

Emergency lights in a tunnel
Emergency lights in a tunnel
LED emergency lights output
LED emergency lights output

 

23. How long do emergency lights have to stay on for?

While rechargeable emergency lights can’t remain illuminated indefinitely, they shouldn’t go off within minutes either.

Actually, there’s a minimum duration that they should provide illumination in order to be reliable in dire situations.

Any emergency safety light should provide illumination for at least 90 minutes.

This allows sufficient time for all occupants to evacuate the building.

In facilities where evacuation isn’t immediate (for example public premises with accommodation facilities), the minimum duration the emergency lights should remain on for is 3 hours.

 

24. What are the components of an emergency light?

Emergency light bulbs and signage
Emergency light bulbs and signage

An emergency light fixture is made up of the following components:

  • Housing: This is the container that houses all the other components including the battery, the circuit board, and the transformer.
  • The light source: The element responsible for emitting light. For example, LED emergency lights use LED chips.
  • Lamps: Emergency fittings have one to three light bulbs attached to the housing.
  • Cover or reflector: This intensifies and diffuses the light emitted to ensure uniform dispersion of light.
  • Test button: This makes it possible to test the light by simulating a power outage.
  • Battery: This holds a power reserve to power the light in the event of an emergency.
  • Transformer: It steps down the current to the low voltage emergency lamps operate on when drawing power from the battery.
  • Emergency light module: This activates the light when the normal power supply goes out.
  • Charging indicator: A red LED light that lights up when the light is charging.
  • Emergency light symbol: Finally, emergency safety lights bear a symbol or label that distinguishes them from the other lighting fixtures in a building.

25. How does emergency lighting work?

The emergency circuit system switches the emergency lights on automatically in the event that the main power supply fails.

A backup battery supplies the power that illuminates the bulbs when there’s no electricity supply.

When the main power comes back on, the battery is replenished in readiness for another power cut.

 

26. What triggers emergency lighting?

Emergency lights are triggered by a power cut or outage.

When the mains power supply fails, the circuit board and the transformer in the fixture detect the outage and activate the emergency safety lights.

The lights should kick in automatically and immediately in the event of a power loss.

There should be no delay in their turning on and they shouldn’t have to be switched on.

 

27. How do I turn emergency lights off?

You don’t need to turn off incandescent, fluorescent, or LED emergency lights.

The emergency lighting circuits turn the lights off automatically within 10–15 minutes of the power being restored.

 

28. Do emergency lights have to be on all the time?

Emergency safety light system
Emergency safety light system

Rechargeable emergency lights don’t have to be on all the time.

The most important thing is that they should come on should the normal power supply fail.

However, maintained emergency bulbs do stay on all the time.

 

29. Can I use an emergency light as a normal light?

Combined or switchable emergency lights can be used as normal lights that can be switched on and off.

But they should still light up automatically in the event of a mains power failure, even when the switch is off.

Non-maintained lights are strictly emergency safety lights. They can’t function as regular lights, as they are designed to operate only when there is a power outage.

 

30. How are emergency lights powered?

Incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, and LED emergency lights are powered by a rechargeable battery.

The battery is kept continuously charged by the main power supply, which supplies a trickle charge to keep the battery fully charged without overcharging it.

 

31. What kind of batteries do emergency lights take?

Rechargeable emergency lights and signs require compact yet powerful batteries that can last long while holding continuous charge.

These three emergency lighting battery types are widely used as they fulfill these requirements:

  • Sealed lead-acid batteries used to be the main battery types in rechargeable emergency lights as they can hold a high load and resist high and low temperatures. However, they’ve been overtaken by other battery types.
  • Along with emergency LED lights, Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are the new standard in emergency lamps. They pack quite a punch in a compact and lightweight package, last long with minimal maintenance, and are environmentally friendly.
  • Nickel-cadmium batteries are used in stand-alone fixtures and Illuminated exit signs. They are compact and lightweight yet extremely durable. They can last 10+ years on continuous charge.

As for the voltage, most emergencies LED light batteries to come in 6V or 12V.

 

32. How often should emergency light batteries be replaced?

Every 4 years. This ensures the battery pack is in good working order and can hold a full charge and reliably supply power should the mains power supply be interrupted.

The replacement battery should be the same type and of the same voltage as the old battery being replaced.

 

33. Where should emergency lighting be installed?

Ceiling mounted emergency LED light panel
Ceiling mounted emergency LED light panel

Just like other lights, emergency illumination fixtures can be surface mounted on walls or ceilings, recessed into drop ceilings, or suspended from high ceilings with chains.

The mounting height and spacing calculations are usually done by architects and electricians.

 

34. How to install emergency lights?

We recommend using a fire safety contractor or a professional electrician to set up the emergency lighting system in your building.

Upon installation, a completion certificate should be issued so it can be availed during inspections.

The certificate should detail the quality of the installation and its compliance with the relevant standards.

 

35. Does emergency lighting need to be hardwired?

Rechargeable emergency lights should be hardwired to the building’s power supply for two reasons:

To keep the batteries continuously charged and to ensure the lights will recognize that lights are out and activate in the event of a power failure.

However, emergency lamps don’t have to be on a dedicated circuit.

 

36. What are the testing requirements for emergency lights?

Testing is a part and parcel of emergency lighting systems.

The last thing anyone wants is an emergency illumination system that fails to come on when it’s needed most.

Regulations require building owners and managers to test emergency lamps and batteries regularly to ensure they are in good working condition.

A record of all tests and maintenance should be kept in the fire safety logbook.

 

37. How often do I need to test emergency lighting?

Testing emergency lighting
Testing emergency lighting

This depends on the emergency lighting system in your building.

Do you have a centralized battery system or self-contained luminaires?

The law specifies the following tests:

Daily Test

This testing requirement only applies to central battery systems.

A daily visual inspection of the indicators on the central power supply is required to ensure everything is in good working order.

No test of operation is required on a daily basis. This test does not apply to self-contained emergency luminaires.

Monthly Test

All central and self contained systems whether featuring incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, or LED emergency light systems should be checked on a monthly basis.

The monthly test procedure involves:

  1. The person performing the monthly check uses the test switch button to cut off the regular power supply to the emergency circuit.
  2. The person should then check that all the emergency lamps and batteries are working as they should.
  3. Finally, the person should turn the power back on and check all the lights again to ensure that all non-maintained lights are off and all maintained lights are on.

Yearly Test

All rechargeable emergency lights, regardless of where the battery is located, must undergo a full test at least once every year.

The lights should remain on for the entire duration (one hour or three hours) until the battery is drained.

The bulbs and batteries should work as required during the test and after the test.

When the power is restored, the batteries should also recharge as they should.

 

38. How do you test emergency lighting?

The different types of emergency light testing systems include:

Traditional testing

Traditional emergency lamp setups require a technician to turn off the power supply to the emergency lamps in order to simulate a power failure and observe whether the bulbs and batteries will work as they should.

Self test emergency lighting

Self-testing emergency lamps are programmed to perform routine tests automatically.

They have a smart emergency module that carries out routine tests automatically and identifies any issues that require fixing.

Networked testing systems

Finally, the most advanced testing system is networked.

Such backup lights perform routine tests automatically and then send the results, including any fault identified, to a central unit or via the internet.

 

39. Who can test emergency lighting?

Anyone can perform a simple test by pushing the test switch or inspecting the central battery system to ensure it’s working properly.

However, a licensed electrician that understands the national, state and city codes should be hired to perform the annual tests and fix any faults revealed by the testing.

 

40. Do emergency lights need a test switch?

Emergency lighting test switch
Emergency lighting test switch

Modern emergency fixtures come with a test switch.

It allows for testing of the emergency lights without affecting the power supply to the regular light fixtures.

Pushing this test button simulates a loss in AC power and activates the emergency lighting. You can then see the current battery charge status.

 

41. How to choose the best emergency lights?

Choosing emergency LED lights is a much more involved process than choosing regular lights.

Consider the following factors in order to identify what are the best emergency lights for your project:

Local/ City Codes

Besides ensuring the safety of occupants, the other most important goal when installing rechargeable emergency lamps is to ensure your building is code-compliant.

Every country and even state or city has specific requirements the emergency illumination systems in buildings should meet.

Before you buy emergency fixtures, be sure to find out the codes for emergency lighting in your location.

This will ensure you choose compliant lights that will pass inspections.

The emergency fittings should be up to building codes and compliant with any local/city regulations.

Housing material

The housing material can be made of thermoplastic or metal.

The thermoplastic should be resistant to impacts, flames, and high heat. Metal housing can be made of aluminum or steel and is ideal for outdoor emergency lighting.

Thermoplastic luminaires are designed for indoor use. Steel luminaires are used by industrial emergency light manufacturers on luminaires designed for industrial  use such as in warehouses and plant rooms.

For premises with flammable and ignitable substances, look for explosion-proof emergency LED lights designed for extreme environments.

Weather Resistance

Emergency fittings should be able to withstand dust and moisture. To show that this is the case, they should bear an Ingress Protection (IP) rating.

Damp rated lights have an IP rating of at least IP20 and are suitable for indoor emergency use.

Wet rated lights are designed for outdoor use or for locations and situations where they are likely to come into direct contact with moisture. They should have an IP rating of at least IP65.

Temperature tolerance

Rechargeable emergency lights should be able to withstand both scorching high and frigid subzero temperatures.

Manufacturers indicate the operating temperatures for their luminaires.

Some emergency fixtures even come with a battery heater to ensure they remain operational even in freezing conditions.

Number of lamps

 Twinhead emergency lights LED powered
Twin head emergency lights LED powered

There are single head, double head, and even triple head emergency fixtures.

The type to choose will depend on the size of the pathway or area to be illuminated and how much light each head produces.

There are even remote-capable lights that allow you to control the direction the heads point to from a distance.

Design

Architectural light fittings provide reliable emergency illumination without sacrificing style.

Usually installed in upscale interiors, they feature recessed mounting styles and custom finishes.

Depending on the space and personal preference, you can also opt for surface mounted fixtures, elegant downlights, or slim flat panel emergency LED lights.

Color Temperature

The color temperature affects the appearance of the light produced and the visibility.

A color temperature of around 5000 to 6500K is ideal as it promotes alertness and action in an emergency situation.

 

42. How to import emergency lights from China?

Ceiling mounted emergency fittings
Ceiling mounted emergency fittings

As with any other type of lighting, China is one of the best countries for importing emergency fittings and bulbs.

There are plenty of emergency light manufacturers in China, and this makes it easy to get high-quality lights at a reasonable price.

Here are the steps to follow when importing emergency lights from China:

  • Step 1: Do your research and identify the best emergency lighting supplier to work with.
  • Step 2: Order samples of Rechargeable emergency lights
  • Step 3: Pay a deposit
  • Step 4: Inspect the quality of the finished products
  • Step 5: Complete the payment for your order
  • Step 6: Make arrangements for shipping

 

43. How to find the best emergency lighting manufacturer in China?

Whether you are looking for industrial emergency light manufacturers or portable rechargeable emergency lights for homes, there are plenty of emergency light suppliers in China.

The challenge is finding an emergency light supplier of high-quality emergency lamps at competitive prices.

Here are the steps to follow to find the best emergency light manufacturers to work with:

Start your search for a supplier on the internet

You can do a search for emergency light manufacturers in China on Google or search on B2B portals such as Made In China.

You can then visit the manufacturers’ websites to see their products, their certifications, and get the contact details for the manufacturers you want to learn more about.

Attend lighting fairs

Lighting exhibitions are a great way to meet potential manufacturers, inspect their products, talk with their representatives, and purchase samples at a good price.

The top lighting fairs include Canton Fair and Hong Kong lighting fair.

Some emergency lighting manufacturers in China even exhibit their products at international lighting fairs.

Use a sourcing agent

The third way to find a reliable supplier of rechargeable emergency lights is to use a sourcing agent who’s experienced in the lighting industry.

The sourcing agent will act on your behalf and with your best interests at heart, and select the best emergency lighting supplier for you.

Once you’ve identified the supplier, you can organize a visit to China in order to meet with the manufacturer in person, inspect their facilities, and negotiate the fine details.

You can also ask for a virtual video tour of the factory and manufacturing processes or ask a sourcing agent to conduct the inspection and give you a report.

 

44. How to ship emergency lights from China?

T8 emergency fluorescent lights
T8 emergency fluorescent lights

Once you’re satisfied with the quality of the finished lights and have settled the payment, you’re ready to ship.

Depending on which country you’re importing from and how fast you would like to receive your shipment, you can ship the lights via sea, air, or train.

If you’re not very experienced with the shipping process, you can hire a shipping agent to handle the shipping and customs clearance on your behalf.

 

Conclusion:

Emergency illumination is a critical component of the emergency preparedness system in a public building.

Not only should the lights be reliable in the event of emergencies, but they should also be compliant with the relevant standards in your country.

Knowing about the different types of emergency lamps available and the legal requirements to fulfill makes the purchasing process easier.

Hopefully, this emergency lighting FAQ guide has answered any questions you might have about these types of lights.

VST lighting has over 10 years of experience in the manufacturing of all kinds of lights including LED emergency lights.

We supply high-quality emergency LED lights that are engineered up to standards.

If you would like to discuss the emergency lighting requirements for your building or intend to import emergency LED lights in bulk, feel free to get in touch with us.

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