Combusting hoverboards and the flammable S7 smartphone have proven that lithium batteries can be unstable if they are not charged properly. If there is a chance that they could catch fire, should the batteries be used in emergency lighting systems? Jonathan Bell, commercial director of Liteplan, gets to grips with the question.
Finding energy savings on a scheme that utilises GU10 or T8 fluorescent fixtures tends to be considered as the low hanging fruit of lighting upgrades. Emergency lighting requirements however, are often left to the last minute leading to a panic purchase whilst installation takes place. Occasionally there are compatibility issues too.