Get more light in your room

How can you get more light into your room without adding more lights?

A few simple but overlooked solutions are.

Clean the windows and open the curtains

Natural light is the best light, the more the better. More light from daylight not only means you can turn the room lights off, but also brings health benefits. See this article from designingbuildings.co.uk. It seams so simple but if you make sure that your curtains or blinds are as fully open as possible it will ensure that as much natural light can get into your room.

Window with closed shutters
Window with open shutters

Clean the Diffusers

The light source is the LED lamp not the cover that surrounds it. If the diffuser has built up a layer of grime and bugs, get it cleaned. You would be surprised at how much more light you will get from clean diffusers. If you have broken diffusers then please contact us and we will help you find replacements.

Replace broken lamps

If a light fitting has two lamps inside but one has failed then simply replace the broken one. If possible replace both at the same time with LED lamps so that you get a match with the colour from the lamp

Broken traditional light bulb

Add room sensors

Modern room sensors can ensure that you have the optimum amount of light in a room at all times. When you combine them with intelligent lights, the sensors can adjust the amount of light from nothing to full brightness.

Cold Weather Testing

Most UK emergency lights are not designed to withstand prolonged periods of extreme cold temperatures. An external emergency light could be installed where no sunlight is ever received. Receiving direct sunlight benefits the emergency light with the suns warmth during the day. The emergency light will generate some of it’s own heat from the control gear and the light itself, but not enough to combat many days and nights of sub zero temperatures.

The component inside that will suffer the most is the battery. Batteries are designed to withstand short periods of freezing temperatures and still provide three hours of emergency light. This is one of the reasons that the batteries need changing every 3 to 4 years. To ensure that the 3 hour duration is achieved. But when it has been exposed to low temperatures over and over again, that degradation is increased and the battery may need to be replaced sooner.

Even though a full duration test may not be scheduled for a few months, it is a good idea to do a test early to see if the batteries can still provide you with 3 hours emergency lighting.

If you do need new batteries please visit the accessories section or call us to discuss your needs.

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Central Battery Emergency Lights

What are central battery emergency lights

As the name implies a central battery emergency light is one where it’s power comes from one source somewhere within your building. These central battery emergency lights do not have a battery inside them and rely on the central battery to supply the whole system in the event of a power cut. Inside the light will be a pcb and LED light strip with all the control of when to switch on controlled by the central system.

Central Battery System Overview

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