As a business owner, you benefit greatly from the proximity to many other businesses. But it also means you compete with other companies, so you must be constantly vigilant that you’re not overspending on things and that your safety systems are up-to-date. One aspect of your business that falls into both categories is your exit lighting. This vital safety lighting must be working and up-to-code for the people who work in or visit your business to be safe. But these lights also allow you to save money if you opt for LED lights. Read on to learn more.
Requirements for Exit LED Lighting
Exit lighting is not only essential, but it is also vital for your safety. Let’s back up for a moment. Exit lighting is the signage above doors that says “Exit.” These lights are constantly illuminated, even during power failures, fires, or other emergencies. These signs are designed to signify that a doorway is a route to the outside of the building. These signs are clear, easy to understand, and precisely what is needed in low-light, low-visibility situations or when someone panics. The legal mandates that control this type of signage include:
- Exit signs must be legible.
- Exit signs must be lit
- Exit signs must be at the halfway point between two fire exits
- If the exit is not visible, a secondary exit sign must be in place
At TriStar Electric, we understand how vital emergency exit signage is and know the regulations and codes to ensure that yours is installed safely.
Why You Need LED Exit Lighting
Today, LED lighting is leading the way as the most popular choice for commercial and residential lighting applications. LED lighting is energy efficient, making it a practical financial choice. It is also a “green” choice because LED lighting wastes less energy than other types of lighting, and it doesn’t give off tremendous excess heat. By saving energy, you will also save money on your electric bills. These benefits are even better when you consider all of the stylistic options available for LED lighting – you won’t have to make any aesthetic compromises to reap the benefits of switching to LEDs (though there is not much aesthetic choice in emergency exit lighting, generally).
LED Emergency Exit Lighting Installation from TriStar Electric
If you need to update, replace, or install new exit lighting in your business, you need a commercial electrician that you can trust. Commercial electrical systems are more complicated than residential ones, and we have decades of experience with both. We can install new LED lighting wherever you need it in your commercial building, including emergency exit lighting. Our professional and knowledgeable electricians will provide excellent customer service, and their in-depth knowledge of electrical codes and regulations related to LED and exit lighting (as well as any other electrical matters) will put your mind at ease. Call us today to start installing your new LED exit lighting.
Call TriStar Electric for Exit LED Lighting Installation Services!
TriStar Electric is a licensed and insured warehouse electrical company with decades of experience in Maryland. We look forward to hearing from you about your warehouse electrical needs, including forklift circuit and wiring issues. Contact us now at 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880 or Tristarelectric.net to discuss your electrical needs.
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