A number of emergency lighting specialists recognised the limitations of mounting luminaires (lighting fittings) on the ceiling to provide escape route lighting, especially in the presence of smoke. Various research projects were undertaken and the data indicated that lighting mounted on or close to the floor, below any smoke layer, offered significant improvements in escape potential. When this information was made available to the International Maritime Organization, a task force was set up and new a Resolution (A752/18) was prepared for Low Location Lighting (LLL) to be installed in all ships carrying more than 36 passengers. In this paper, the essential factors for a LLL system are outlined and available lamp technologies are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Inst Marine Engrs Trans, v 108 pt 1, 1996, p 37 [10 p, 4 ref, 1 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Wright, D B
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00727954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM