Is your business prepared in case of an emergency?
As a business owner, your employees’ safety should be of the utmost importance to you! Your employees are the source of your company’s well-being and productivity.
During hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, regular power shortages, or a flood, lights with backup batteries reduce the chance of injury to your employees, customers, and clients.
Why are Battery Backups Important?
Installing battery backup units in your building when your main power supply is cut off and normal lighting fails is critical in an emergency.
With a system that has a battery backup, the lighting will immediately switch to emergency operation when power is lost. Typically, these lights come with at least a 90-minute lighting allowance following power loss. This will ensure emergency exits are visible to your employees, and pathways towards exits (means of egress) are also visible.
Benefits of an LED Battery Backup:
- LEDs are suited to emergency systems because of their long life and durability
- LEDs are more environmentally friendly because they don’t contain lead or mercury
- They combine emergency and architectural illumination and can be made to almost any size or shape
- Some modules can be flush mounted on floors or walls, and lighting strips are good for stairwells and halls
In the event of a disaster, you need to ensure your emergency exit lights are in good working order. The performance of emergency and exit lights are directly related to safety, so code officials tend to be strict about compliance in design and installation.
You want your emergency exit lights to be the best they can be. There are several ways you can give your emergency lights a boost to make them the most efficient:
- Meet all requirements by your local building code and OSHA – Every sign has to say “exit” and the letters have to be at least 6 inches high. The sign must be clearly visible, and additionally, you should check with your local building code to see if your signs comply.
- Did you know exit lights aren’t always red? You can also get them in green, and in some cases, orange. Some states or municipalities specify a color, and you should check with your building code to see if you have to change the color of your lights before your next inspection.
RP Lighting + Fans Has the Emergency Lighting You Need for Your Business
RP Lighting has you covered with exit signs and emergency units using LED lighting sources. Get specific exit signs and emergency lighting units for both indoor and outdoor applications, remote heads (for specific models), specialty die cast, and more for your building.
Not sure where to start or overwhelmed by the options available? Talk to one of our experts! We have sales reps across the country to help you get the perfect solution for your application. Contact us today to find out more!