January 2016 has seen the launch of our new emergency lighting partnership with Orbik Electronics. This exciting new venture enables Safelincs to offer our customers an excellent range of UK manufactured 8W, LED and spotlight emergency light fittings as well as illuminated fire exit signs to suit a variety of applications. Non-maintained products come with a 5 year warranty as standard and each fitting is supplied with a back-up battery, providing illumination for a minimum of 3 hours after a mains power failure.
Orbik started manufacturing emergency lighting control gear in 1982, and since then, have grown from strength to strength. Increasing their luminaire portfolio, Orbik have developed a range of energy saving LED emergency lighting to help reduce the industry’s carbon footprint, and continuously focus on high quality standards, being represented on the technical committees of ICEL, the Lighting Industry Association and the British Standards Institution.
Safelincs are proud to work closely with another quality assured UK manufacturer, and we look forward to developing the emergency lighting range further, with plans to offer Orbik’s BSI Kitemarked emergency luminaires in the future.
Orbik emergency lighting and illuminated exit signs can be purchased online or via our customer services team on 0800 612 6537.
Northumbria University, home to over 35,000 students, has rapidly expanded over the last few years. Trinity Square student accommodation, part of the university completed in 2014, has been one of the largest building projects outside of London. Trinity Square can house over 1,000 students and offers a choice of studio apartments and accessible bedrooms.
This complex has over 300,000 square foot requiring over 4 800 emergency and standard lights throughout the building. The emergency lights were required to illuminate exit routes and comply with BS5266-1 : 2011. As energy efficiency and sustainability were major considerations, all lighting systems had to adhere to strict efficiency specifications while remaining within a clearly defined budget.
Round slimline emergency lights XL and models of the same with LED were installed in bedrooms, staircases and corridors throughout the complex.
The units were supplied with a purpose made tray designed specifically for the Trinity Square lighting system. The bedroom lighting had to fulfil comfort and diffusion standards to CIBSE recommendations. The lighting units were therefore fitted with special diffusers to improve light transmission and to ensure wellbeing. Despite using 26W lights instead of the standard 28W in the non-LED lights, the light transmission was increased by 54% compared to standard lights with standard opal diffusers. Well balanced light significantly improves concentration and reduces fatigue.
Should you require information about emergency lighting and the options to create bespoke emergency lighting solutions, please contact us on 0800 612 6537