Emergency Lights For Residential And Commercial Properties
Some of the types of emergency lighting are steady burning lights, rotating lights, strobe lights and LED lights, all of which can be mounted either on the interior or exterior of the property. One of the oldest forms of emergency lights is the steadily burning lights. Although they were historically used on emergency vehicles, they are now often used to enable emergency workers at a scene to see what they are doing. At the scene of an incident, steady burning lights are common and these are paired with flashing lights to warn building occupants of an incident.
Right after the steady burning light, the rotating light made its appearance and was used for the purpose of emergency lighting. The basic structure of the rotating light is a lamp surrounded by a rotating mirror, enclosed in a colored dome. The rotating mirror creates the effect of flashing light while the colored dome (mostly partially colored red and blue) provides the color of the light. Alternatively, the rotating emergency lighting had colored lenses placed around the bulb enclosed in a clear dome. This also produced the same effect of colored light.
The strobe lights are a common sight on emergency vehicles. Strobe lights use xenon gas which is ignited by a current discharged in the light. This results in colored flashes of light that are very bright. Strobe lights are much brighter than a rotating lights and use the same principle as flash photography. Strobe light is an effective type of emergency lighting and is bright enough to be seen by building occupants from a distance.
Out of all emergency lighting available, light- emitting diodes (LED light) are the most effective. One of the interesting properties of LED lighting is that the color of the light is an intrinsic property of the light emitting diodes. The reason why LED lights have been considered revolutionary in the field of emergency lighting is they are power efficient and last a long time. LED lights can also be programmed to produce a variety of flashing patterns since they are switched on by the use of electronics, unlike the strobe lights that discharge a capacitor to ignite the gas in the tube. These lights can also be made small, flat and thin reducing air resistance as well as making them portable. Another aspect is that they produce very little heat, making them more environmentally friendly. The fact that they use very little heat however means that snow and frost can build up on the light making it less effective in warning of an emergency. The recommended type of light for emergencies is the LED light as it easily beats all the others in terms of its practicality and advantages. This is why they are very popular with the police and other emergency vehicle workers. When shopping for emergency lighting we provide installation and the best quality equipment money can buy. Start your request for a free quote here or call us today.