About Us

Formed in 2008, Emergency Lighting Specialists provides a premier service to Brisbane based Property Managers and Building Owners. Our experience and expertise in electrical work allow us to provide excellent service to meet all your evacuation lighting needs. ELS services and supports all major brands of product on the market including standalone, central-battery and monitored systems. We ensure quality and strict compliance to all aspects of AS2293 in all of our work.

Cleaner, Greener & Energy Efficient

Emergency Lighting Specialists strives to educate our clients and promote cleaner, greener and energy efficient options for their businesses and properties. Learn about how you can play a part and go Green!


The Lithium battery, which is a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology, delivers superior performance while eliminating the use of toxic heavy metals found in other battery technologies, such as Cadmium and Nickel. The emergency lighting industry in Australia supplies emergency lighting products containing some 5 million Ni-Cd and Ni-Mh battery cells. Less than 5% are recycled while the rest is dumped into a landfill where it poses a serious environmental risk.


ELS removes all faulty fittings, batteries and lamps and disposes of them using an E-cycle ISO9001/14001 company.

A certificate of recycling can be provided at an additional cost when this green option is selected.



Exit Signs

Most older installations are 10W, T8 fluorescent lamp systems with connected loads of about 15W. It is also important to consider that the 10W tubes typically have a life of 5,000 hours.

Full replacement with 'cold cathode' luminaries will yield an extremely long lamp life of 50,000 hours and deliver energy savings of 40-60%. Full replacement with LED-based luminaries will yield an extremely long lamp life and deliver energy savings of 50-70%

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Recessed Evacuation Lights

Recessed evacuation lights are typically supplied with a power pack and battery unit. These systems are usually 'non-maintained', meaning that they will only operate in the event of power failure. The recessed evacuation light will usually have an LED indicator lamp and a test switch on the front. They are typically fitted with 10W halogen lamps and have a connected load of about 8W. They usually use power, even when they are not illuminated due to energy losses in the system. Replacements that utilise LED technology can reduce energy by approximately 65% whilst also significantly reducing maintenance costs.


Fluorescent Battens

These systems are traditionally based on T8 lamp technology. Full replacement T5emergecny luminaries are available and can reduce energy by 20-40% whilst significantly reducing maintenance costs. Full replacement with specialised LED based luminaries can reduce energy use by as much as 90% when used with integrated movement sensing. Cleaner, greener fittings with greater lamp life along with product recommendations that will assist with your ongoing maintenance.