Sparkies help with emergency lighting
Found 8th May 2015
Hi I don't know if anybody can help. I have currently got 3 non maintained fire exit signs and 4 non maintained emergency lights fitted at my business address. However they way they are fed is from the main lighting circuit. Is this correct as they are off whilst the lights are on (charging battery) and on when the lights are turned off. Surely this will ruin the battery as the lights are only on for 2-4 hours a day so they are being drained then charged for 2-4 hours then drained. Wouldn't this ruin the battery. Would it be better to run a dedicated EL circuit from the consumer unit so if the mains trip they come on and are constantly trickle charging. Any help would be appreciated.