The Geelong Exit and Emergency Lighting standard establishes minimum requirements for the design, installation, maintenance and replacement of exit and emergency lighting. It applies to all buildings that are regulated by a local jurisdiction or state level agency.
The Standards are intended to help ensure that all occupants have adequate lighting when they encounter an emergency or need to evacuate their work area. The Standards also address the use of exit signs in compliance with both the International Building Code.
The Geelong Exit and Emergency Lighting Standard AS 2293.1-2005specifies the minimum requirements for exit and emergency lighting, including fixtures, luminaires, ballasts, and controls. The standard is applicable to exit doors, vestibules, corridors, stairways and stairwells, exit signs and markings, emergency egress lighting systems.
The standard also includes provisions for selecting and specifying luminaires according to their performance capabilities. It is intended to help designers select appropriate luminaires for use in buildings and other structures.
This standard establishes minimum requirements for luminaires designed for general purpose applications such as exit or emergency lighting in buildings or other structures. This document does not cover special applications such as interior wall wash lights or accent lighting.
Exit and emergency lighting is a must for any building. It will help you to find your way out in the dark and also provides a bright light for emergency purposes. The most common exit lights are exit signs, exit signs with strobes, and emergency strobe lights. They are installed at the main entrance of the building, all exits, stairwells and fire escapes.
Exit Sign Lights: Exit sign lights are used to indicate the direction of an exit or path of travel during a fire or other emergency. These types of lights should not be confused with exit signs which are simply informational signs that provide information about directions or destinations.
Exit Signs: Exit signs are used to inform occupants of their location within a facility or building during an emergency situation; they do not indicate direction of movement. Exit signs generally have either one or two light sources which indicate which directions do not lead outside the building; this is usually indicated by color (i.e., red for no entry).
Exit and emergency lighting is a safety feature that helps you and your employees exit a building safely at night. It can also be used for other purposes such as signaling a fire alarm or announcing the start of an event.
Exit signs are typically located in public areas, in front of buildings and parking lots. These signs serve as visual reminders to help people prepare for the exit. They also alert workers to the location of exits in case they need to evacuate quickly.
Emergency exit lights are usually located near exits, but some may be installed throughout entire buildings. Emergency exit lights are designed to provide illumination during power outages or emergencies. They can also be used to signal employees that it’s time to evacuate the building or call for help if there’s an emergency situation.”