BS 5266-7 PDF

BS Lighting applications. Emergency lighting. standard by BSI Group, 10/15/ View all product details. Most Recent. BRITISH STANDARD BS EN BS The European Standard EN has the status of a British Standard ICS. BS (EN ) covers the emergency lighting and illuminance requirements for escape routes, open areas, high risk task areas and exit signs.

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Emergency light standards

A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions. To be read in conjunction with BS Emergency lighting, Standby lighting, Escape lighting, Lighting systems, Emergency electrical installations, Emergency exits, Exits, Means of escape from fire in buildings, Fire-escape routes, Visibility, Luminosity, Luminous intensity, Signs, Sign lighting buildingsGlare, Siting, Safety colours, Optical measurement, Test equipment.

Gives the luminous requirements for emergency lighting requirements. We would be grateful if anyone finding an inaccuracy or ambiguity while using this British Standard would inform the Secretary of the technical committee responsible, the identity of which can be found on the inside front cover.

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It is intended to replace in part national standards relating to emergency lighting luminous requirements. A list of organizations represented on this committee can be obtained on request to its secretary.

The objective of high risk task area lighting is to contribute to the safety of people involved in a potentially dangerous process or situation and to enable proper shut down procedures to be carried out for the safety of other occupants of the location.

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BS EN 1838:1999, BS 5266-7:1999

2566-7 Your basket is empty. The emergency lighting specified in this code should be provided within 5 s of the failure of the normal lighting supply. Want access to British Standards? The positions to be emphasized shall include the following: This revision of BS is applicable to cinemas, and also to other premises used for entertainment, some of which were excluded from the edition. In general, older people need more light and take a longer time to adapt to low illuminance on a hazard or escape route.

Users of British Standards are responsible for their correct application. These shall not exceed the values in Table 1 within the zone 5266-77 from the downward vertical at all angles of azimuth. The standard has now been revised again to remove recommendations and guidance on the characteristics of emergency lighting systems that are now specified in BS EN The Amber document status indicator indicates that some caution is needed when using this document – it is either: Part 1 has to be read in conjunction with part 7 and part 8 partially supersedes part 1, which has been revised to remove requirements conflicting with BS EN General France3 The photometric approach with illuminance is not used in buildings open to the public and in work places.


This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, ns the latest by Octoberand conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by October The emergency lighting detailed in this code should be provided within 5 s of the failure of the normal lighting supply, but at the discretion of the enforcing authority this period can be extended to a maximum of 15 s in premises likely to be occupied for the most part by persons who are familiar with them and the escape routes.

Various BSI electronic information services are also available which give details on all its products and services. Signs which are provided at all exits intended to be used in an emergency and along escape routes shall be illuminated to indicate unambiguously the route 5266- escape to a point of safety. Decree of the Ministry of the Interior dtd. Superseded by BS EN The objective of escape route lighting bss to enable the safe exit from a location for occupants by providing appropriate visual conditions and direction finding on escape routes and in 526-7 locations, and to ensure that fire fighting and safety equipment can be readily located and used.

Compliance with a British Standard does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the Central Secretariat or to any CEN member. This document Newer versions. The minimum and maximum luminance is measured over the areas of each colour. Wider escape routes can be treated as a number of 2 m wide bands. A search shall be made for the maximum and minimum ratios.

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The flow of light for escape routes or open areas should be downward to the working plane but illumination should also be provided to any obstruction up to 2 m height above that plane. Be Kingdom SI No. A British Standard does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a contract.

An escape lighting luminaire complying with EN shall be sited to provide appropriate illuminance near each exit door and at positions where it is necessary to emphasize potential danger or safety equipment. For level horizontal escape routes the luminous intensity of the luminaires shall not exceed the values in Table 1 within the zone to from the downward vertical at all angles of azimuth see Figure 2.

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This website is best viewed with browser version of up to Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3. However my main problem was the relationship between BS Details and advice can be obtained from the Copyright Manager.

If these details are to be used for any other purpose than implementation then the prior written permission of BSI must be obtained. Where direct sight of an emergency exit is not possible, an illuminated directional sign or series of signs shall be provided to assist progression towards the emergency exit.

For details of these and other benefits contact Membership Administration. Information on standards BSI provides a wide range of information on national, European and international standards through its Library and its Technical Help to Exporters Service. Apart from the confusion this causes, you have pay for three documents instead of one.

Their committees work with the manufacturing and service industries, government, businesses and consumers to facilitate the production of British, European and International standards. This part of BS has thus become a base document, which, in addition to giving basic guidance on emergency lighting, provides a guide to navigation bz the other parts bbs the BS series.

Don’t know if this helps but the scope of the says The edition of this standard no longer covered the levels of illumination required as these are dealt with in BS EN