Outdoor lighting serves many important functions for residential and commercial properties alike. A well-lit property can be more secure, safe, visually appealing, and usable, and specific types of lighting equipment perform certain tasks. Emergency lighting is a crucial tool for commercial property owners and visitors, making facilities safer and more easily navigable in the event of an emergency. Let’s take a look at exterior emergency lighting solutions!
Why Exterior Emergency Lighting is a Good Idea
Emergency lighting keeps your property’s exterior well-lit when you need it most, giving emergency personnel and occupants clear visibility and well-marked exits. In some jurisdictions, emergency lighting is actually required for a property to be compliant with local health and safety codes. OSHA may also have lighting regulations that apply to your building. Well-lit exteriors are easier to navigate at night, which is crucial on sites where heavy machinery and power tools are used. Emergency lighting also facilitates safe and orderly evacuations in the event of a fire or other emergency. Ample light helps people reduce the risk of trip-and-fall accidents and avoid other hazards.
Common Types of Emergency Lighting Fixtures and Equipment
Like any other type of lighting, exterior emergency lights take countless forms and serve many purposes. Emergency wall packs utilize LEDs or high intensity discharge lights to provide light to large areas, and fixtures designed for outdoor use are ideal for exterior emergency light applications. Exit signs are another common tool for business owners and facility managers, and they are often required for certain properties due to health and safety codes and OSHA regulations. These signs must be waterproof for exterior use, and some fixtures combine exit signs with floodlights for maximum visibility. Emergency lighting can also include some alarms that offer both audio and visual cues in case of emergency. Fire alarms often pair loud sirens with flashing lights. Keeping these (and all other lights) in working order is crucial, and the team at Professional Electric is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about emergency lighting installation, repair, and maintenance.
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