Standards and regulations

Escape route illumination


The purpose of illumination of an escape route is to ensure safe evacuation or exit of people from the area and to enable them to locate fire protection and suppression equipment.

In the case of escape routes up to 2m wide, illuminance level on the floor along the centre line of the route should be at least 1 lx, and in the central band of the route, covering at least a half of the width, it should be at least 50% of the value.

Wider escape routes can be treated as a number of 2m strips or they should meet the requirements for open areas. The ratio of the maximum illuminance to the minimum illuminance along the centre line of the escape route should not exceed 40:1.

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