Exit & Emergency Lighting

Silco will service your Exit & Emergency Lights to keep your facility in compliance with fire code and also provide the peace of mind to know that in a power outage all employees can see the path of egress for a safer exit.


Annual Inspection Procedure

  • Full Simulation 90 minute test
  • Check battery and lens for corrosion or damage
  • Clean unit and lens as required
  • Adjust beam for proper placement
  • After unit passes inspection, a sticker is placed on the unit to satisfy record keeping requirements

Monthly Inspection Procedure

  • Test integrity of lights and batteries through test button for 30 seconds
  • Check for physical damage
  • Align the beam and tighten if necessary
  • Check AC and change lamps as applicable


Answers To Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there an NFPA code or standard that requires tests and maintenance to be conducted periodically?
Yes! NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Section 31-11.3.7 requires a 30 second test at 30 day intervals and an annual test for a 90 minute duration. NFPA 70 National Electric Code Section 700-4 requires testing upon installation and periodically afterward. Both codes also require written records to be kept for inspection by the authority having jurisdiction.


Q: Does OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration have any authority over emergency lighting?
Yes! Very much so. Section 1910.36 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires among other things: In every building or structure equipped for artificial illumination adequate and reliable illumination shall be provided for all exit facilities.

Q: Is my facility likely to have its emergency lighting inspected by “the authority having jurisdiction?”
Yes! Fire Marshals, Building Inspectors, and OSHA Inspectors can all inspect emergency lighting and give out fines if the units prove to be inoperable.

Q: What is emergency lighting?
Emergency lighting equipment is designed to provide illumination during power outages. The equipment is made up of a rechargeable battery, a means to charge the battery, one or more lamps to provide illumination, and a relay device to energize the lamps automatically when the AC power fails.


Google Reviews

Flash Sawyer
Flash Sawyer
14:30 01 May 18
Excellent work performed by Luke. When you pay a company to maintain equipment that protects your business, you better get it right. Silco is a VAST improvement over my past company out of Cincinnati. Thank you Luke and Silco. You've earned your review with excellence. Sawyer's Downtown. Lexington, Ky
Paul Daumeyer
Paul Daumeyer
19:39 27 Apr 18
I was amazed by the exceptional service I received from Bobby, (Service Tech). He really seemed to care about what I needed and took care of my concerns immediately and professionally. I am a firm believer that great employees make for a great company. Thanks Bobby, and thanks Silco.
Tammy Hennessy
Tammy Hennessy
18:26 24 Apr 18
Matt and Chris were awesome and very professional gentlemen. They treated the residents with respect and worked with them in a timely manner. We had 2 of the nicest guys to get the job done.
Robert Templeman
Robert Templeman
15:35 08 May 18
Bobby Rutherford has been to our facility three times in the past six months. His work is always spot-on, excellent. I really appreciate his professionalism and work ethic.
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hks products inc
14:53 25 Apr 18
Service Tech, Eric West is very personable, very professional. He is an excellent representative of your company. He does his job thoroughly, explaining as he goes, answering any questions there may be. A+ Thank you!
Michael Bell
Michael Bell
16:08 11 May 18
Annual Visits are a breeze and their reporting to the fire department is an excellent new benefit. I have been utilizing their services for almost 10 years and am delighted that we are always in a safe way with their inspections and certification products. Joe Martini is a friendly and knowledgeable individual who makes the process fun and enjoyable.
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