Exit & Emergency Lighting
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
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.
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.