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3 Crucial Tips for Meeting Fire Code Emergency Lighting Standards

by Cooper Clark on Jan 21, 2019

Emergency lighting fixtures are ever-present in public and business buildings throughout the country, so omnipresent that we often forget they are there at all -- until the moment we need them.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting Systems, Emergency Lighting CT

3 Reasons Your Emergency Lights Should Be LED's

by Cooper Clark on Dec 13, 2018

According to safety regulations, your commercial building is required to have emergency exit lights indicating both emergency exit doors and the path to emergency exits if the route is not apparent. But installing your exit lights correctly is about more than just placement. Emergency exit lights need to function properly and safely even in situations where all other lights in the building fail. 

This is why most emergency exit lights are connected to a backup battery source that will last at least a few hours after power fails or is cut off in the building. Beyond power source, you should also think carefully about the materials used to build your emergency exit lights and the bulbs that illuminate the signs so that people in dangerous situations can clearly navigate their way to safety.

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Topics: Lighting Maintenance, LED Lighting, Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting Systems, Energy Savings

5 Clever Ways to Enhance Your Emergency Exit Lights that Could Save Lives

by Cooper Clark on Nov 28, 2018

Building safety regulations require that every commercial facility be fitted with a minimum number of lit emergency exit signs. Anywhere the closest fire escape route is not immediately evident must have a visibly lit exit sign with an arrow pointing in the correct direction. Exterior doors must be marked with a similar exit sign, letting everyone know which door leads them to the safe outdoor areas. However, you have no reason to stop at the bare minimum of what the fire marshal demands.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting CT, Emergency Lighting Systems, Understanding Emergency Lighting Fire Code, Emergency Lighting Made Simple

Emergency Exit Lights: What You Need To Know

by Cooper Clark on Jul 26, 2018

     When there is an emergency in your business, school, warehouse or other building, you need to make it easy for people to evacuate. This can be extremely difficult when it's pitch dark. Rather than trapping everyone inside, you can use emergency exit lighting.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting Systems

How To Effectively Meet Fire Code

by Cooper Clark on Jun 07, 2018













It's important that you meet all mandatory fire code regulations              at all times. You never know when there will be Fire Marshall inspections to see what's going on within your building. Various forms of equipment need to be present in your building.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting Systems

Don't Fear Your Fire Marshall Inspection

by Cooper Clark on Jun 20, 2016


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Topics: Emergency Lighting Systems

Don't Take Emergency Exit Lights for Granted

by Cooper Clark on Mar 01, 2016

In the midst of every day "normal" life, when the sun is shining and everybody is going on about every day business, it's easy to take for granted those little things we routinely walk past. But emergency exit lights, like alarms, are something you never want to dismiss.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting Systems, Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting CT

Lighting Services, Inc. Tradition: More Than LED Lighting Upgrades

by Cooper Clark on Feb 22, 2016

Lighting Services, Inc has been shedding light on the US north-east coast for over 80 years. Our founder, Francis Clark, was a forward-thinker and a fellow of the Illumination Engineering Society (IES). The Society still uses criteria based on the thoughts and ideas of Clark and his fellows.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting Systems

D.C. Emergency Lighting Systems – 3 Signs You Have Them

by Cooper Clark on Sep 03, 2013

  1. You have 5-6 inch recessed lamps or light heads in your hallway ceilings or doorways.
  2. Your facility was built prior to 1990 and has never had a major upgrade to its electrical and/or life-safety systems.
  3. You have various different types of visible stand-alone emergency lighting units in some areas but are void of units in many others.
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Topics: Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting Systems

Wireless Emergency Lighting - Tritium Exit Signs

by Cooper Clark on Jul 25, 2013

Some locations where it is difficult to install electrically powered emergency exit signs, such as above doorways, are perfect locations for Tritium exit signs. Tritium exit signs are signs that glow in the dark and contain a radioactive gas called tritium. The gas is enclosed in sealed glass tubes with a light-emitting compound inside. The tritium gives off low-energy beta radiation that causes the lining to glow inside the sign but the radiation is unable to penetrate even a piece of paper or clothing. Just like other more common exit signs, these units serve an important safety function by marking exits to be used during power outages and other emergencies. Tritium signs come in 10 year and 20 year expiration models and are available in a number of colors and configurations.

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Topics: Emergency Lighting, Emergency Lighting Systems, Emergency Lighting CT

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