Fire Alarm

Premise Security
Emergency Lighting

Inspection & Testing

Emergency Lighting

An emergency exit light is National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) mandated for every public entry and exit way door in the United States. NFPA approved exit lights are controlled by hard wiring into a buildings electrical system, and using a battery back-up for the light in case the power goes out. The hard-wired system keeps the battery fully charged and ready for immediate use, and an internal switch will trigger the light during a power outage. Although built to quality standards, both the bulbs and the batteries need to be checked on a monthly basis to insure 100% operative capability.

Emergency lights are required in businesses and public places so people can find their way out in the event of a power failure. The building's electricity keeps the battery charged. When the power goes out, the battery keeps the light lit for at least thirty minutes or more while people make their way out. It is required that you test your lights regularly to make sure they are working and the bulbs or batteries are not dead. Here's how to perform a routine test of emergency lights, whether it's a few exit signs or an entire building of lights.