General ELL Lighting

Emergency and exit lighting is a key resource for people to safely evacuate the building during a power outage or a fire. Emergency and exit lights are always battery-powered to ensure that they will function regardless of the emergency situation. It is vital to test emergency lighting on a regular basis to ensure that they are completely functional so that you are not left in the dark in the event of an emergency.

Why are Emergency lights so important?

Seconds count in a fire or other emergency. It is much easier to become confused in a smoke-filled or darker area than you might think. With correct ELL ( Emergency Lighting) your staff and you will be able to rapidly get to safety if you have properly positioned and maintained your emergency and exit lighting.

Being up to standard also includes having a proper emergency and exit lighting distribution and fittings. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates two emergency exit routes, both of which must be clearly marked with emergency and exit illumination. 

Inspections & Testing

6 Monthly and yearly inspections and maintenance of emergency and exit lights are required.

Each luminaire is to last 90 minutes to guarantee that it will remain operational in the event of a power outage. When the power goes out, emergency exit lights aren't merely there to show you where the exits are or to assist you in exiting but to assist rescue personnel entering the structure.

Typical Deficiencies

Here are some of the most prevalent emergency and exit lighting flaws: Inspections not done by an expert on a 6-monthly or annual basis often miss critical items such as:

 

  • Batteries that have died

  • Expired light bulbs

  • Lights that aren't working and haven't been replaced

  • Exit signs are missing.

  • Self-illuminating signs have outlived their usefulness by 10 or 20 years.