Emergency Light Testing, Repairs and Replacement


In an emergency situation, it’s important to have reliable lighting to help light the way. There are lots of situations where the lighting in your building could fail, from a power surge to a fire, and emergency lighting helps to guide people safely to the emergency exits. If you need emergency lights tested quickly, then we can help! Predominantly operating in the Luton & St Albans area we have a large fleet of maintenance professionals covering the wider counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, London, Essex, Cambridgeshire

Even if people are familiar with the layout of the building, being plunged into darkness can make people panic, and even a familiar environment can become dangerous. Emergency lighting needs to be reliable, so it comes on quickly when needed, and stays on for the duration of the emergency.

TMG install emergency lighting systems in all sorts of domestic and commercial properties, and also offer emergency light testing and maintenance to ensure your system is operational in an emergency situation. If the emergency lighting is unsustainable on the existing batteries then there is a legal requirement to change the batteries to ensure the lighting is on for a sufficient period of time. At TM GB we can provide replacement battery packs for emergency lights as well as new lighting units / LED lighting units & other emergency lighting products.

Whatever your emergency light requirements may be, we can assist. We also offer LED emergency lights as well as lit exit signage / rechargeable emergency lights.

LED Emergency Lighting Emergency Lighting Requirements

There are some basic requirements for testing emergency lighting systems, and your particular system may also need additional, specific tests. TMG will be able to advise what kind of system will suit your building, and what tests will need to be carried out. 

Monthly emergency lighting tests

All emergency lighting systems will need a monthly test. Luckily, this doesn’t take long, and is completed on-site by inserting a fish key into the test socket. Monthly tests might be short, but they can flag up any issues, and keep you compliant with BS 5266-1: 2011. The results will then be entered into a log book by our electrical engineers.

By carrying out this check we can ensure that all the lights and signs in the system are illuminating properly, and that they stay on. 

Annual emergency lighting tests

An annual test takes a little longer, but is essential to check that your emergency lights stay on for the required amount of time. For example, if your system is rated for your lights to illuminate for three hours, then this is the duration we would test them. At the end of the test, all emergency lights should still be working.

At the end of the test, the results will again be recorded. Any failures will need to be remedied as soon as possible, and TMG will be able to carry out emergency light repairs and replacement to ensure you stay compliant. 

Types of Emergency Light System

  • Target Maintenance GB Ltd provide several types of emergency light system that can be installed in domestic or commercial properties. We also provide maintenance services for all types of system. 
  • Non-maintained – In the event of a mains failure, the emergency lights will illuminate.
  • Maintained – A system of lights that stay illuminated at all times for both normal and emergency operations.
  • Sustained – Sustained emergency light systems are fitted with two sets of lamps. One runs from a mains supply, and one operates from a battery supply in case of emergency. The mains lamps should be illuminated whenever the premises are occupied. This is often used in properties such as theatres and cinemas where the aisle needs to be constantly illuminated. 
  • Generator or battery alternative supply – Emergency lighting systems that are run from a backup such as a generator.

Emergency Lighting Fittings

TMG fit a wide range of emergency lighting products, including:

  • Emergency bulkheads – Bright lights fitted to walls or ceilings 
  • Emergency droplights and exit boxes – With clear signage that guides people to an emergency exit
  • Emergency twinspots – Bright emergency lighting that’s often installed in public places
  • Emergency lighting control boxes and test switches

This is just a small selection of the products we offer, and we are happy to visit your premises and discuss the best products to suit your needs. 

Emergency Light Testing Services

Target Maintenance GB Ltd offer a comprehensive emergency lighting service, and some of the services offered include:

  • Advising on the best emergency lighting system to suit your needs and providing a full survey plus a quote for installation
  • Installing all kinds of emergency lighting systems
  • Regular contact with our clients to remind them when it’s time for a monthly or annual test
  • Providing a log book for test results
  • Carrying out regular maintenance of your system to ensure it is functional should an emergency situation arise
  • Keep you up to date with legislative requirements and advise on any changes that need to be carried out to your emergency lighting systems
  • Carrying out necessary repairs quickly and efficiently

Should you have any issues with your new or existing system, TMG can carry out repairs and remedial work. We offer competitive rates on replacement parts and labour, and carry out a full test after any repair works have been carried out. 

If you need an emergency lighting test, LED emergency lights, or an emergency lighting solution, get in touch today for a competitive quote.  Our lighting solutions are bright, ensuring the highest level of Luminosity to keep areas well light in the event of a power cut/failure or building fire. Emergency lighting is critical for keeping areas well-lit even during 


Is there a legal requirement to install emergency lighting?

There are certain premises where it’s legally required to install emergency lighting. This includes public places such as schools, hospitals, offices, and shops, and also covers places where people will be sleeping over such as hotels, nursing homes, and blocks of flats.

Emergency lighting in these premises must meet strict British Safety standards and needs to provide a certain level of illumination, and have clearly marked signs showing people where to exit.
Even if a new build doesn’t require emergency lighting by law, it’s still something you should consider installing, as it provides reassurance in an emergency situation.

How often does an emergency lighting test need to be carried out?

According to BS 5266-1: 2011 standards, emergency lighting needs to be tested monthly, with the inspection records logged. Your system will also need a full annual test, which takes a few hours, depending on the type of system you have installed.

What should I do if my system fails a test?

If your emergency lighting system fails a test, then it’s very important to get the issue rectified as soon as possible. Not doing so could cause problems in an emergency situation, and could also cause legal issues. TMG can provide emergency repairs to all sorts of lighting systems.

What kind of emergency lighting system do I need?

Different premises will have very different requirements when it comes to emergency lighting. Some areas will need constant lighting, whereas others will need lights that only come on in an emergency situation. TMG will visit your site and advise on the best kind of system to install, based on our knowledge and current legal requirements.

Where can emergency lighting be installed?

TMG works with a wide variety of clients to provide emergency lighting systems. Whether you want emergency lighting for a domestic or commercial property, and whether it’s a new build or older building, we can design a system that meets your requirements.

Locations We Cover:


  • St Albans
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Cheshunt
  • Bishop's Stortford
  • Letchworth


  • Luton
  • Bedford
  • Dunstable
  • Leighton Buzzard


  • Ealing, Enfield
  • Greenwich
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Sutton, Westminster


  • Colchester, Chelmsford
  • Basildon
  • Harlow, Rayleigh
  • Brentwood, Braintree


  • Enfield, Fulham
  • Hampstead, Pinner
  • Tottenham
  • Uxbridge, Westminster


  • Cambridge
  • Wisbech
  • Huntingdon


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