The main housing of these exit signs and emergency lights is painted white or made from a white thermoplastic.
The main housing of these exit signs and emergency lights is painted black or made from a black thermoplastic.
Sealed Lead Acid (SLA)
Sealed lead acid batteries are sometimes referred to as VRLA (valve regulated lead acid) and there are two primary types AGM and Gel. We offer both AGM and Gel batteries, each has its advantages over the other depending on the specific application. SLA batteries usually last between 3 to 5 years with typical usage. The optimum operating temperature for the lead-acid battery is 25°C (77°F). Elevated temperature reduces longevity. As a guideline, every 8°C (15°F) rise in temperature cuts the battery life in half.
6 volt rechargeable batteries are a type of battery that can be recharged and used multiple times. They are commonly used for devices that require a low voltage and a high current, such as game feeders, lanterns, emergency lights, and electric signs. 6 volt rechargeable batteries have several advantages over disposable batteries, such as saving money, reducing waste, and preventing short-circuiting.
There are different types of 6 volt rechargeable batteries, such as Sealed Lead Acid (SLA)
, lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4), nickel metal hydride (NiMH) and Nickel-Cadmium (NiCD)
. Each type has its own characteristics, such as capacity, cycle life, weight, and price. For example, SLA batteries are cheap and durable, but heavy and bulky. LiFePO4 batteries are lightweight and long-lasting, but expensive and sensitive to overcharging. NiMH batteries are eco-friendly and high-performance, but prone to self-discharge and memory effect. Depending on the application and preference, users can choose the best type of 6 volt rechargeable battery for their needs.
Red letters are required for New York City and Chicago approved exit signs.
Green letters are typically used in theater exit signs.
A damp location is an interior location normally subject to dampness or condensation, or an exterior location protected from weather and not subject to saturation with water. Damp locations include over bathtubs, indoor pools, covered porches, and like locations.
Remote capable exit signs or emergency lights allow the unit to add additional lighting with remote light heads without adding additional fixtures.
Batteries placed in cold environments can eventually fail or rupture. If your emergency lights or exit signs will be installed in temperatures below 20° F (-6° C), you may want to consider a cold weather option. Cold weather lights include a thermostatic battery heater which maintains the battery strength and lifespan in temperatures between -4° F (-20° C) and -40° F (-40° C) depending on the model you choose.
Buy America Compliant (BAA)
Products displaying an 'Assembled in the USA' label will contain a percentage of imported components but will be physically assembled in America and are compliant with the Buy American Act (BAA). The FTC states that Assembled in America products must have undergone a significant transformation on American soil.
This feature may be added to many exit sign and emergency light fixtures, the SDT feature prolongs battery life, and reduced man hours required OSHA tests. Self testing diagnostic automatically executes a 15 minute test every 30 days and runs a 90 minutes test once per year. The major reasons batteries typically fail is because they remain dormant for long periods of time. With the SDT feature automatically simulates a full discharge and full recharge to keep the batteries in peak performance. If any problems arise during this testing process it will report them through the user interface. This benefit drastically reduces man hours required by OSHA to manually perform the tests.
Visibility, brightness and long life are very important factors that should be thought about when purchasing and exit sign. Light emitting diode or LED exit signs & emergency lights have proven to be successful in the reducing electricity consumption by up to 85%. LED exit signs can save money and power while still emitting considerable amounts of light.
Combo exit signs are devices that combine an exit sign and emergency lights in one unit. They are used to indicate the direction of the nearest exit and provide illumination in case of a power outage or emergency situation. Combo exit signs are required by building codes and fire safety regulations in many public and commercial buildings, such as apartment buildings, medical facilities, restaurants, schools, hotels, and offices.
Combo exit signs can be mounted on the wall, ceiling, or side of a building, depending on the layout and design of the space. They come in different colors, shapes, and sizes to suit various preferences and needs.
Combo exit signs are energy-efficient, durable, and easy to install. They have a battery backup feature that allows them to operate for at least 90 minutes in the event of a power failure.
Combo exit signs are an essential safety device that can help people find their way out of a building quickly and safely in an emergency.
Products with internal heater option allow the units and batteries to operate properly at temperatures down to -50°C.
An emergency light with battery backup capability switches to emergency operation in the event of a power loss to illuminate escape routes and safety equipment.
These products can be hung from the ceiling. Many exit signs come with the ceiling mounting canopy included.
Exit signs & emergency lights that are surface mountable are typically one sided and have a back plate that can be connected directly to a wall or flat surface.
Title 20 is part of the CEC's Appliance Efficiency Regulation and California Code of Regulations that requires
manufacturer certification of "self-contained” lighting control devices in California.
"Self-contained” lighting control devices are defined as discrete lighting control devices that can perform their
designed function without the requirement of being connected to additional devices.
Common devices that may fall under the category of "Self-contained” include:
- Self-contained Automatic Daylighting Controls
- Line powered Occupancy Sensors
- Line power Vacancy Sensors