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Cooper highlights the perils of using cheap emergency lighting

May 23, 2005

Cooper Lighting and Security, manufacturer of the market-leading Menvier and JSB ranges of emergency luminaires, has published a hard-hitting document outlining the key reasons for avoiding the use of poor-quality emergency lighting.

Starting with the question ‘If you needed a parachute, would you buy the cheapest one you could find?’, the 8-page document pulls no punches as it reminds readers of the safety-critical nature of emergency lighting and draws attention to legal requirements concerning performance, testing and maintenance.

In addition, the document emphasises the benefits of using luminaires that have been BSI kitemarked and ICEL approved: as well as giving peace of mind with regard to legal obligations, such quality-assured products often offer superior performance, making it possible to achieve the requisite lighting levels with fewer fittings, thereby reducing both installation and running costs. And, of course, high-quality products will have a longer life and need replacing less frequently than cheaper alternatives.

These days everyone is under pressure to save money, but, before buying low-cost emergency lighting, it would be well worth considering the important issues raised by the Cooper document.

For a free copy, call the Cooper Lighting and Security literature hotline on 01302 303200 or e-mail your request to