Emergency Bulkheads

Emergency bulkheads ensure that your home or commercial building is illuminated in the event of an emergency so that everyone can evacuate safely. Bulkhead emergency lighting is suitable for a range of applications including stairwells, walkways, car parks, entrances or escape route lighting.

At YESSS Electrical, we stock a selection of bulkhead emergency lights from trusted brands including LUXNA Lighting and Knightsbridge. If your power supply fails, our emergency bulkheads will remain illuminated to ensure everyone can leave the building safely.

Shop our range of emergency bulkheads below or contact us for more information.


How do emergency bulkheads work?

Emergency bulkhead lights are designed to provide illumination in the event of a power outage or emergency situation. They typically consist of a durable enclosure with an integrated light source and battery backup. During normal operation, the bulkhead light is connected to the main power supply, while the internal battery charges and is ready to activate in the event of a power failure.

What is the difference between maintained and non-maintained operation?

Emergency bulkhead lights are supplied as either maintained or non-maintained. Maintained operation means that the bulkhead light operates continuously, serving as both a regular light source and an emergency light. This type of operation is commonly used in areas where continuous lighting is required, such as stairwells and hallways. Non-maintained operation means that the bulkhead light remains off during normal conditions, activating only during a power outage or emergency. Non-maintained emergency bulkheads are typically installed in spaces that do not require constant lighting, such as storage rooms or emergency exits.

Are there different types of emergency bulkheads?

Different types of emergency bulkheads include those with weatherproof properties suitable for outdoor use, and high-output bulkheads for larger spaces or areas with higher lighting requirements. Emergency bulkheads with a higher IP rating are designed specifically for hazardous or industrial environments and have increased durability against dust, debris and water. An LED emergency bulkhead typically has a better energy rating compared to traditional fluorescent lighting and is a popular choice for those looking to upgrade old lighting and reduce energy use.

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