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Although the electric grid is generally reliable, power can fail. Many large buildings have emergency lighting that illuminates exits, passageways, and other essential areas in the event of a power failure. The purpose of emergency lighting is to make sure that one can move around the building and safely exit without electric power. Exit signs and alarm systems often have backup power in larger buildings.
Many smaller buildings and single-family residences do not have emergency lighting. In that case, serious hazards can exist to moving around when the power is out.
Years ago, one lit candles and used them to provide lighting in the house. The candles burned for a few hours, and then candles had to be re-lit. The candles were carried from room to room as light was needed. The candle light was minimal, but it was better than total darkness.
Candles might be used in unsafe situations. For example, a candle might be carried into a small bathroom where there is no place to safely set down the candle. Children playing near a candle could knock over the candle. A candle may also be set down in an area where newspapers, curtains, or clothing may be ignited. Candles also can be hazardous as they burn down. The candle holder may become hot, which could start a fire.
The use of candles as emergency lighting is hazardous. These situations are sometimes made even more dangerous in a home that has electric powered smoke detectors that do not function during a power outage.
One solution is to use flashlights. Older incandescent flashlights did not provide significant illumination, and the battery life is limited.
A modern and safer solution is LED (Light Emitting Diode) flashlights and lanterns. Modern LED flashlights and lanterns provide significant illumination and run for a long time on batteries. It is recommended that you have multiple LED flashlights and lanterns available in your home in case of a power outage. LED lanterns are commonly available in the camping section of department stores. You should also make sure that you have sufficient batteries.
It is also advisable to have functioning battery-powered smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detectors in your home. Of course, do not use kerosene heaters or burn anything in your home.
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Heimer Engineering performs home inspections, building inspections, condominium inspections, and co-op inspections in the State of New York. We do not perform inspections or recommend Inspectors or Engineers in the areas outside of the State of New York. We also provide Licensed Professional Engineer consultation services including hurricane and storm damage and damage from adjoining construction. Expert witness services are provided regarding playground injuries, parking lot, walkway, and stairway slip, trip, and fall.
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