Emergency Lighting - Maintain and Non Maintained

Maintained Lighting: Emergency lights are always on and continue to be lit for up to 3 hours after the power fails, using their back up batteries. These are required if the public are paying to enter a venue

Non Maintained Lighting: Only light up once the power has failed and will be lit for 3 hours using backup batteries. These can only be used for private functions

Legal Requirements: The need for emergency lighting varies around the country with different fire officers. The main principles are: Public Functions i.e. where the public pay to enter a venue, maintained lighting is essential. Private Functions i.e. events not open to the general public, only require non maintained lighting.

WHY NOT? Go for the switchable version of the Exit Lights - these can be changed between the maintained and non maintained version to suit your event!!