Exit & Emergency Lighting Installation
Emergency lighting installation is essential for ensuring safety in an emergency situation. When the alarms sound and panic sets in, emergency lighting allows people to safely navigate egress paths and get out of harm’s way.
Make sure the emergency lighting systems you have installed at your facility meet code requirements for design and installation. The best way to ensure your emergency lighting is up to standard is by having your system installed by Fire Systems of Michigan. Contact our team today to have your emergency lighting expertly installed at your Detroit commercial facility.
What Buildings Need Emergency Lighting Installation?
The International Building Code (IBC) and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) each list requirements for emergency lighting systems, calling for egress lighting for nearly all occupancies. While special exceptions exist for agricultural buildings, most residential occupancies, and some additional building types, all occupied buildings must have emergency lighting available for emergency situations.
The IBC and NFPA have slightly different requirements regarding system placement and power supply. In order to be sure you’re complying with the emergency lighting installation requirements for your facility, contact Fire Systems of Michigan for expert system installation that’s guaranteed to meet code standards.
Where to Install Emergency Lighting Systems?
Under NFPA guidelines, egress lighting is required in exit accesses, at exits, and exit discharges. Any stairs, passageways, corridors, ramps, or escalators that lead to an exit are considered exit accesses, while exit discharges involve the same considerations but lead to a public way. Ideally, all exit access points within the building and the exit discharge points immediately outside the building must have emergency lighting systems installed.
Additionally, IBC guidelines dictate that certain non-egress areas should contain emergency lighting as well. Electrical rooms, fire command centers, fire pump rooms, and generator rooms all fall within this category and should remain well-lit in an emergency situation.
The requirements for these areas are ambiguous in nature. However, the professional installation crew at Fire Systems of Michigan has the knowledge and expertise necessary to ensure all of your exit points and non-egress areas have the emergency lighting systems they need to meet code requirements.
How Do Emergency Lighting Systems Work?
Emergency lighting systems are connected to the building’s primary electrical supply so exit signs can be easily identified even when an emergency has not occurred. When the main supply shuts down or fails, an emergency power supply must allow for continued illumination — especially at exit accesses, exits, and exit discharges. This may be accomplished by having an onsite generator, battery-powered systems, or individual battery sets attached to each emergency light.
The NFPA sets specific guidelines for how emergency lighting system backup power should operate based on the building type in which they are installed. For the most part, these requirements can be met by having an on-site generator.
Emergency Lighting Installation
Fire Systems of Michigan has proudly served Southeast Michigan for over 40 years, providing exceptional fire safety solutions. We are the one-stop shop for your fire safety and prevention needs. Allow our expert installation team to install your emergency lighting system so occupants can evacuate your building quickly and safely in case of an emergency.
Contact our team today to have your emergency lighting systems expertly installed.
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