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Internal entrances, circulation spaces, and corridors leading to dwellings should feature well-designed lighting that is warm, welcoming, and uniformly distributed to create a bright and attractive environment.

Lighting should provide sufficient illumination to ensure a safe and secure environment, facilitating easy movement throughout the building while being durable enough to withstand potential vandalism when necessary.

For social housing providers, reducing energy consumption is crucial for lowering electricity usage and the building’s overall carbon footprint. Utilising LED luminaires alongside lighting controls can achieve significant savings, especially in communal areas with low occupancy levels.

Social housing providers must comply with stringent emergency lighting regulations. Internal communal areas require emergency lighting that is always operational and must undergo monthly and yearly functional and duration tests.

We offer professional guidance to help you meet these emergency lighting requirements. For instance, our DALI emergency lighting test system, DesignPath, automatically conducts routine testing, records results, and reports faults.

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Levels of illumination in a corridor can vary depending on the time of day. BS EN12464-1 recommends 200 lux for multi-purpose  corridors during the day.

There are many guides, directives and standards relating to emergency lighting including BS EN60598-2-22 for emergency luminaires,  The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations, and BS5266 Part 1:2016, Code of Practice for the Emergency Lighting of Premises.

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