Every commercial building is required by law to have Exit signs and an emergency lighting system in place. The law also requires commercial building owners to regularly test their emergency lighting systems to be sure they are working properly.

Every business should have an electrician visit periodically to maintain and test their exit and emergency lighting. It is critical to avoiding serious liabilities and fines in the unfortunate case there was a fire or emergency in the building.

Normally, a workplace must have at least two exit routes however there are exceptions based on the size of the building, number of occupants, etc.  OSHA and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) give the general requirements for emergency lighting and exit access.

Every electrician or electrical contractor should be educated on OSHA and NFPA Emergency and Exit Lighting Regulations.  For more information visit the OSHA website. It is also very important for businesses to have an electrical professional install exit and emergency lighting systems that are compliant.

Look for the following compliance when purchasing your systems:

•UL 924 Listed
•NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code)
•NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code)
•OSHA Illumination Standards

Dual-Lite provides the most technologically advanced emergency lighting family on the market with the introduction of the EVC Architectural Exit Sign / Emergency Light. As the newest member of the popular Evolution EV-LED emergency lighitng family, the EVC Series delivers a compact architectural LED combination exit sign and emergency lighting solution designed for longevity, versatility, ease of installation and low maintenance.

Call or Visit your Local Granite City Electric Branch for more details.