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This European standard specifies the provision of illumination of escape routes and safety signs in the event of failure of the normal supply, and specifies the minimum provision of such emergency lighting based on the size, type and usage of the premises. This standard relates to the provision of electric emergency escape lighting in all work places and premises open to the public.

This European Standard is also applicable to standby lighting used as emergency lighting.


There are emerging way guidance techniques that, when applied to escape routes in addition to conventional emergency lighting luminaires, can enhance its effectiveness in an emergency.


How does it work?

This standard covers a variety of topics, including emergency escape lighting, the design of emergency lighting, as well as the required system records and log book. It also give best practice recommendation on the servicing and testing of emergency lighting systems.


Who should buy it?

  • Manufacturers of emergency lighting
  • Suppliers of emergency lighting and relative components
  • Inspectors
  • Health and safety officers
  • Fire safety officers


BSi BS EN 50172:2004, BS 5266-8:2004 Emergency escape lighting systems

SKU: BS526682004
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  • Standard Number BS EN 50172:2004, BS 5266-8:2004
    Title Emergency escape lighting systems
    Status Under review, Current
    Publication Date 20 December 2004
    Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard) EN 13032, ISO 8528-12, EN 60529, EN 50171, EN 60598-2-22:1998,
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