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LondonRay said:
In your standard dwelling any fire serious/developed enough to knock out the lighting circuits is almost certainly going to have created so much smoke/heat that lighting an escape route out of your own house will be the least of your worries. No ?

Having a point of reference that you can see, even a lamp dimly visible through the smoke, may help to re-orientate you as to which way to go in the evacuation.

I've actually seen a report of where faulty wiring on the emergency lighting caused the fire... I think the word is irony

Yes, seen similar, low voltage therefore high current wiring, the best way to create a fire hazard.

That is why a lamp with built in battery that powers up the light on mains failure is my idea of best practise.
 
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bernardgreen said:
"Having a point of reference that you can see, even a lamp dimly visible through the smoke, may help to re-orientate you as to which way to go in the evacuation."

Hmmmm ... maybe, I'm still dubious that given the amount of smoke a fire of the size we'd be talking about would have already generated that you wouldn't be better off staying in your bedroom (we're talking night time after all) behind a nice firedoor than crawling on your belly downstairs no matter how well lit. Here's hoping none of us ever need to find out the answer to that question !

I guess the real thing is we should all have detectors and alarms good enough to alert/wake us up so everyone is outside way before any fire gets that big.
 
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The main reason for our em's is so you don't fall down the stairs in a powercut. We tend to have more powercuts than fires in our house.

I could even take a relay from the smoke detectors and link it to the em lights if I could be bothered :LOL:
 
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Crafty said:
LondonRay said:
seeking enlightenement ..... "FAP" ?
Guess - fire alarm panel

Yup. :D

When my son was very young we had a power cut in the middle of the night. He woke up screaming, very upset as it was so dark, hence the 8 watt non-maintained bulkhead now discreetly tucked away behind his TV :)
 

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