Emergency Systems

Example escape route diagram

The purpose of emergency lighting is to provide light in the event of a mains or local power supply failure.

The emergency lighting design must take into account the following:

  • Escape route signs
  • Stairs so that each flight receives direct light
  • Changes in level
  • Changes of escape route direction
  • Corridor intersections
  • First aid posts
  • Fire alarm call points or pieces of fire fighting equipment
  • External areas in the immediate vicinity of final exits
  • Moving stairways and walkways
  • Toilet facilities exceeding 8m² or any multiple closet facility without borrowed light
  • Toilet facilities for disabled use
  • Motor generator, control and plant rooms
  • All other areas as deemed by the Risk Assessment

Three levels of approach


Stand-alone Standard Emergency

Stand-alone Standard Emergency

A range of individually engineered or modified standard luminaires (see general catalogue range tables) meeting all relevant emergency luminaire standards but requiring manual testing and maintenance regimes to ensure continued product integrity.


AutoTest Stand-alone Emergency

Stand-alone Emergency

AutoTest emergency luminaires not only meet the basic requirements of standard emergency lighting products but include the Thorlux AutoTest automatic self-test system. AutoTest products only require visual inspection as the integral luminaire status LED advises the operational status of the luminaire and the type of fault, should a fault have occurred.

Scanlight AT

Scanlight AT

Grouped systems with off-site monitoring capability

The Scanlight AT system offers the benefits of AutoTest but with the added convenience of single point local small group monitoring of up to 30 luminaires, single point multi-group monitoring of up to 7500 luminaires or single or multi-site web based monitoring. Scanlight AT systems are ideally non-maintained systems based on the use of recessed LED downlighters and LED exit and ancillary luminaires. This system is offered in a number of platforms from local user responsibility through to Thorlux monitoring and maintenance. Truly fit and forget emergency lighting.