Exit signs save lives in case of fire or disaster. If your building loses power, exit signs with battery backup can guide people to safety. We sell a variety of exit signs to comply with building fire & insurance codes. If you are looking for a heavy duty wet location exit sign for outdoor placement or just looking to save some money with an energy efficient LED exit sign, we have it for you.
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.
Federally approved high temperature 4.8 Volt exit sign and emergency lighting NiCd batteries. A 4.8 Volt NiCd has four AA, AAA, C, Sub-C, D or F cells in a battery pack that can come in a variety of configurations. Most common are cube, row and stick configurations.
The nickel–cadmium battery is a type of rechargeable battery using nickel oxide hydroxide and metallic cadmium as electrodes. The abbreviation NiCd is derived from the chemical symbols of nickel and cadmium. NiCd batteries have a longer shelf life of around 10 years. The NiCd batteries sold on this site are High Temperature NiCds batteries with outstanding charge/discharge characteristics at both room temperature and high temperature up to 70°C (158°F).
Warning: Batteries, battery terminals, and related accessories can expose you to chemicals including Cadmium and Cadmium compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov
Red letters are required for New York City and Chicago approved 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.
Brushed die-cast aluminum housings provide a modern appearance with ultimate functionality.
New York City Approved
New York City has very specific codes regarding emergency lighting and signage. In short New York City approved exit signs must be Red 8 inch tall letters with a 1 inch stroke (line thickness) as opposed to 6 inch tall with a 3/4 inch stroke in typical exit signs.
Recessed mounted exit signs or emergency lights offer a low-profile installation by hiding the housing, which includes the electrical components of the exit sign in the ceiling.
An edge-lit exit sign or an edge-lit stairs sign is a type of sign that uses LEDs to illuminate a clear acrylic panel with the word EXIT or STAIRS printed on it. The LEDs shine on the edges of the panel, making the word and the arrows (if any) stand out. The rest of the panel appears transparent or mirrored, giving a sleek and modern look to the sign. Edge-lit signs are often used in places where aesthetics are important, such as hotels, restaurants, or offices. Edge-lit signs are also energy-efficient, durable, and easy to install and maintain.
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.
Special purpose voltage regulators are devices for converting an input voltage into an output voltage and maintaining the output voltage at a set value under dynamic load changes and source voltage changes.
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.
AC only exit signs do not include a battery backup or charging circuitry and are for installation and use only where emergency power is supplied from a remote or secondary AC power supply.
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