Communal and Interior
Social Housing Interior Lighting
Well-designed lighting in internal entrances, circulation spaces and the corridors leading to dwellings must be warm and welcoming and should have good uniformity to ensure a bright, attractive environment
Carefully designed lighting provides a positive first impression and goes a long way towards guaranteeing equal access for all, regardless of mobility, disability or sensory impairment.
Lighting should provide enough illumination to ensure a safe and secure environment, allowing easy movement around the building, whilst being robust enough to withstand vandalism where necessary.
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We can provide professional guidance on how you can meet your emergency lighting obligations.
For social housing providers, reducing the energy load is vitally important to lower electricity usage and reduce the building’s overall carbon footprint.
The use of LED luminaires combined with lighting controls can offer substantial savings, particularly in communal areas where the occupancy levels are low.
Social housing providers also have to adhere to very strict emergency lighting regulations. They not only require emergency lighting to be functional at all times, but also necessitate monthly and yearly functional and duration tests on all emergency luminaires.
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.
BS EN 62034 and BS EN 50172 relate directly to your legal requirement to ensure your emergency lighting systems are routinely inspected, tested and the test results recorded. For example, we offer a DALI emergency lighting test system called DesignPath that automatically carries out routine testing, records results and reports faults.