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Emergency Exit Lights

Exit and Emergency Battery Backup Lighting is an essential part of any indoor space safety system. Our emergency exit lights meet all indoor requirements for safety. They are high quality LED lights that will provide you years of trouble free lighting.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a lot of questions to consider before you make your first emergency exit lights purchase. Scroll below to find answers to our most common questions or call (888) 423-3191 and we’ll do our best to assist you.

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How Do Emergency Exit Signs Work?

The exit sign is lit from a power source at all times. When the power source is disrupted, then a battery back up kicks in and keeps the exit sign lit. When power is present, it is also used to recharge the battery.

Where Are Emergency Lights Required?

Emergency lights should be placed in hallways and general locations to light up pathways to available exits. Corridors and stairwells should all contain emergency lights.

What Parts of a Commercial or Industrial Building Require Exit Signs?

All doors leading to exits, as well as doors to stairwells. Your city or town will identify what is required as part of your permitting.

When Does It Make Sense to Use Exit Signs?

This may be a matter of local code. They typically have rules in place that indicate all the locations exit signs are required.

Are Exit Signs Required to Have an Emergency Backup?

They should, as they are important means of egress if the power goes off or there is an emergency.

Are Exit Signs Required Inside Industrial Plants Per OSHA?

Check with your local building inspectors for their guidance and guidelines.

How Often Should Non-Maintained Emergency Lighting Be Checked?

At least yearly, most lights have battery check buttons.

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Are Emergency Exit Signs Fire Proof?

They are fire resistant and are designed to withstand flames for certain periods of time. However, the most standard options are not.

How Many Exit Signs Are Required in My Building?

At least 1 for every doorway leading out of the building, and at every door leading to a stairwell if that stairwell is designed as a means of egress. Check with your local building inspectors for their guidance and guidelines.


Are Your Exit Signs Waterproof?

Some are, in fact, we have a series of explosion rated exit signs that are waterproof and IK10 impact resistant. However, most standard exit signs are not waterproof as they are normally used indoors.

Do I Need an Exit Sign with Emergency Lights, or Can I Just Use Exit Signs?

Your local building code will help you get the proper mix of lights. We offer all three, exit signs, emergency lighting, and exit signs with emergency lights.

Can You Provide a Photometric Plan for Emergency Lighting?

Yes, we can. You can request a photometric plan here.

What Is the Minimum Lux Level on Emergency Lighting?

Standards may vary, but the lights should stay on for 90 minutes and provide at least .5 foot candles of lighting.

Do You Have Explosion Proof Exit Signs?

We do, Class 1 Div 1 and Class 1 Div 2.

Do You Have Emergency Exit Lights That Can Withstand High Temperatures?

We do, our explosion proof rated fixtures are also high temperature rated - up to 140F.


Do Your Exit Signs Come with a Test Button So I Can Make Sure They Are Working Correctly?

Some of our lights have a test button.

How Do You Test Emergency Lights and Exit Signs?

You can either hit the test button, or turn off power to the circuit to test the lights.

How Long Do Emergency Lights Last For?

They should last for at least 90 minutes.

How Do You Turn Off Emergency Lights in a Building?

Once power is restored, the lights should go off automatically. So, there is no need to turn them off.

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Are Exit Signs Always Hardwired?

Yes, they are directly wired to the power source and should always be powered.

Should Exit Signs Be Wired to Anything Besides the Power Supply?

No, they should be wired to the normal electrical circuits of the building.

Do Exit Signs Need to Be Installed by an Electrician?

Yes, we highly recommend they be installed by a qualified electrician.

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