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Exit/Emergency Lighting Regulations

Did you know that you are required by law to have and test regularly exit & emergency lighting systems? Do not take a chance with such serious matters: avoid serious liabilities and fines by having, maintaining and testing adequate exit and emergency lighting systems in your building(s).

Is your Company prepared for an emergency?

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In case the unthinkable happens, efficient exit and emergency lighting systems can save many lives, including your own. Exit and emergency lights also increase your security and comfort and are required by law in most cases. Avoid serious liability and expensive fines by relying on our Exit and Emergency lighting solutions. Simple maintenance and inspections from new light bulbs, batteries, annual tests, monthly inspections and even replacing units will help keep everyone safe and up to code.

Some Regulations and Codes for Emergency/Exit Lighting

Standard Fire Prevention Code 1999
807.1.4 Exit Illumination and Signs

A functional test shall be conducted on
every required emergency lighting system
at 30-day intervals for a minimum of
30-seconds.

NFPA 1997 5-9.3
Periodic Testing of
Emergency Lighting Equipment

An annual test shall be conducted for a
1-1/2 hour duration. Equipment shall be fully
functional for the duration of the test.

5-10.3.1*
Every sign required by 5-10.1.2 or 5-10.1.3 shall be suitably illuminated by a reliable light source. Externally and internally illuminated signs shall be visible in both the normal and emergency Lighting mode.

MAKE YOUR WORK PLACE SAFE AND UP TO CODE WITH SIMPLE MAINTENANCE

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Following are some lighting regulations on test and maintaining Exit & Emergency lighting systems:

OSHA Code of Federal Regulations

  • Requires adequate and reliable illumination for all exits
  • Requires proper maintenance to assure that exit lighting is in continuously proper operating condition

NFPA 70 - National Electric Code

Guide to Exit
  • Requires specific illumination and performance of emergency and exit lights
  • Provides functional standards for battery-powered emergency and exit lighting
  • Requires specific illumination and performance of emergency and exit lights
  • Provides functional standards for battery-powered emergency and exit lighting

NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code

  • Requires a monthly inspection of all emergency and exit lighting systems
  • Requires an annual test of all emergency and exit lighting systems

International Fire Code

  • Requires proper illumination of means of egress
  • Requires assurance that emergency and exit lighting systems will provide illumination for at least 60 minutes

SECTION 31-1 OPERATING FEATURES, GEN. REQUIREMENTS

indicator shall be exempt from the 30-day functional test, provided a visual inspection is performed at 30-day intervals