When the power goes out at a restaurant or a retail store, they really can't afford the liability when the lights go out. Goods might be stolen, bills may go unpaid, or something even worse may occur. A customer may trip and fall in the dark, and then end up suing the company for far more than the company is even worth. Instead, commercial lighting is available in the form of a generator that will ensure operations can continue, and businesses can at least function in some capacity. But how does emergency commercial lighting actually work? Learn more about what you need to know.
Generators can be made to fit into a variety of facilities, which is good news for all property owners. A tiny convenience store will need far less power than a huge shopping mall. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes with a variety of electrical options. It works by converting the energy stored within the device (generally mechanical energy) into electrical energy. It is not actually creating its energy, but rather taking the mechanical energy that has already been supplied, and then turning that into electrical power. The mechanical energy is located within the wires which then work to create a current of electrical output.
Generators are typically made up of three components: the engine, the fuel, and the overhead valve. The larger the engine, the more power it can supply to the room or building. Every manufacturer may have different specifications, so the best way to care for the engine will depend on who made the engine and how they went about the production process. Fuel can be either found in the form of diesel, gas, natural gas or propane. Larger engines typically use diesel, propane or natural gas while smaller ones can use regular fuel. The overhead valve is located at the cylinder of the engine (not on the block.)
For more information on emergency lighting or need help with electrical wiring, contact a commercial electrical contractor at C&J Electrical Services today.