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Emergency Lighting Testing

Ensure your Emergency Lights are compliant with AS 2293

Exit and emergency lights enable occupants to safely exit a building during a power outage. The luminaires are fitted with batteries and should be able to provide light for at least 90 minutes when the power supply fails. A licensed electrician must carry out a 90-minute discharge test to ensure the emergency and exit light is compliant with AS 2293.

At Static Electrics, our master electricians are specialists in emergency and exit light testing ensuring you and the building occupants are protected in case of any incident. We also provide ongoing maintenance and will alert you when the next test is due. For a quote or more information about our emergency lighting services, get in contact today.


Where is emergency lighting required?

The National Construction code determines the classes of building and areas wherein the emergency lighting is required.

Emergency lighting is required in:

  • Offices
  • Apartments
  • Car Parks
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Industrial facilities and warehouses
  • Hallways
  • Foyers
  • Sporting venues

Where are Emergency and Exit Lights Installed?

Exit signs are located above exit doors, top of staircases, and are used to direct people to an evacuation point.

Emergency lights are installed in the building to illuminate and guide people towards the building exit.

The exit and emergency lights have a LED indicator in either red or green colour. If the light is on, it means the light is working and the battery is being charged.

If the LED indicator is OFF, it could be due to a fault in the lamp or battery.

If the emergency lights are not working, contact Static Electrics and our emergency electricians can test and replace the light fittings as soon as possible.

Emergency and Exit Light

Exit and Emergency Light testing

The exit and emergency lights are crucial for the safety of building occupants and visitors. The Australian standard AS 2293 describes the procedure required for testing. The testing needs to be conducted every six months.

Failure to comply with these guidelines can lead to a penalty and also put the occupants under serious risk.

Types of Emergency Lighting

  • Maintained - emergency lights remain functional at all times and when power fails, it switches to battery power.
  • Non-maintained - The emergency lights turn on only when there is a power outage. These lights are usually installed in offices and the emergency lights are used when the building is occupied.

Testing for Emergency Lighting Systems

Our electricians will do a thorough check of the emergency and exit lights installed in your building. The type of testing we do depends on the fittings installed in your building.

Typically the test will involve the following:

  • The testing is done for each emergency and exit light
  • Testing the lights at different temperatures
  • Ensuring the light output is sufficient for the particular area
  • Measuring the colour and intensity of light
  • Inspection and cleaning of all light fittings
  • Replacing the faulty battery, lamps or complete fitting replacement if required
  • Restoring the emergency and exit lights to normal
  • Record the data for the organisation’s health and safety audits
  • Record the test results and provide it to the building manager

There are various types of emergency lighting systems available in the Australian market and our master electricians can test the:

  • Manual testing of emergency lighting systems
  • Self-testing emergency lighting systems
  • Network emergency lighting systems
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Who can perform Emergency Light Inspections?

The test needs to be conducted by a licensed electrician. In the test, all emergency lights are tested by simulating a power outage to ensure they run for 90 minutes. It is important to hire a qualified electrician instead of testing and replacing the battery yourself.

You could be unaware of potential problems in the system and simply replacing the battery won’t fix the faults. The emergency light may work again after replacing the battery but it will fail again if the circuit is damaged. Always contact a licensed electrician to ensure all the faults are fixed through testing, inspection and ensure compliance with the safety standards.

Your Local Emergency Lighting Testing Electricians

For emergency light testing services and to set up a routine servicing program, contact our licensed electricians at 1300 139 039 or complete our online Electrician Booking Form.

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