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Corridors and communal spaces form the backbone of a public building. These circulation spaces ensure effective movement from one location to another and act as a means of orientation. The lighting must factor in the requirements of everyone using these functional, yet crucial, spaces.

Light offers a sense of safety and security by optimising our spatial awareness. Corridors can be a confined space, requiring lighting that does not produce glare or shine into adjacent rooms. Energy efficient LED lighting can incorporate a variety of dimming and occupancy sensor options to ensure that luminaires are only at full output when actually required.

In an emergency situation, corridors can often double as the exit route to a place of safety. Function and duration tests ofemergency luminaires have to be conducted regularly and the results recorded. Automated test systems can help you meet your legal obligations.

We can provide professional guidance on how you can meet your emergency lighting obligations.

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Levels of illumination in a corridor can varydepending 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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