Take Note of Argus Fire Protection's Emergency Lighting

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 12:50PM
By Beckie Wright

Argus Fire Protection have successfully tested and maintained various makes and models of Emergency Lighting for over 25 years in New Zealand, from mains powered to battery back up systems and, although the systems and equipment have changed over the years, from extra low voltage systems to high voltage systems and intelligent addressable systems, Argus Fire have stayed on top of all innovations.

Argus have experienced qualified electricians within their service department available 24/7 to service emergency lighting equipment, even over the holiday period, and with a large number of clients now requiring fewer service providers Argus can provide a one stop shop to cover a number of building emergency services.

To elucidate, an emergency light is a battery-backed lighting device that comes on automatically when a building experiences a power outage or in the event of fire. Emergency lights are standard in new commercial and high occupancy residential buildings, such as college dormitories. The New Zealand building codes require that they be installed in older buildings as well.

Modern emergency lighting is installed in virtually every commercial and high occupancy residential building in the country, with the lights consisting of one or more incandescent bulbs or one or more clusters of high-intensity light-emitting diodes (LED). The emergency lighting heads are usually either PAR 36 sealed beams or wedge base lamps. All units have some sort of a reflector to focus and intensify the light they produce. This can either be in the form of a plastic cover over the fixture, or  reflector placed behind the light source.

Most individual light sources can be rotated and aimed for where light is needed most in an emergency, such as toward fire exits. Modern fixtures usually have a test button of some sort, which temporarily overrides the unit and causes it to switch on the lights and operate from battery power even if the main power is still on.

Argus Fire have earned a reputation second to none for their service, quality and competitiveness through hard work and emphasis on high levels of service, so for further information on emergency lighting and all other fire protection, please go to .