Properly functioning emergency lights and exit signs play an important role in a buildings safety plan. In the event of an emergency or power outage, they are designed to light the way and direct people safely to the exits. Fire code requires an activation test of emergency lighting to be performed monthly, known as the 30—second test. Fire code also requires a 90-minute test to be performed annually.
Our Emergency Lighting Inspection Process
During the emergency lighting inspection process, our trained professional will:
- Inspect units for proper installation and for secure mounting
- Inspect for correct location and quantity of lights for occupancy
- Perform load test of batteries with electronic load simulator
- Verify proper charging voltage of unit
- Inspect bulbs for proper operation and illumination
- Test in place utilizing the built in test switch that simulates a power outage
Some jurisdictions require a 90 minute discharge test per NFPA that can be provided at an additional cost.
If an issue arises during your inspection, the experts at MMG Fire Equipment can provide efficient and reliable emergency lighting repair.
Emergency lights are designed to illuminate corridors, stairwells, ramps, escalators, aisles, and exit passageways during power outages. If your emergency lights fail during an emergency, building occupants can become disoriented, which may lead to panic and other unsafe conditions. However, the team at MMG Fire Equipment is here to make sure you have a safe, secure fire protection plan. Contact us today to learn more.
Unfortunately, routine maintenance of emergency lights is often overlooked until an emergency—and by then, it’s already too late. Emergency lighting maintenance is required by NFPA Standard No. 101, Chapter 31, Section 1.3.7, which states:
“A functional test shall be conducted on every required emergency lighting system at 30-day intervals for a minimum of 30 seconds. An annual test shall be conducted for the 1 1/2 hour duration. Equipment shall be fully operational for the duration of the test. Written records of visual inspections and tests shall be kept by the owner for inspection by the authority having jurisdiction.”
Emergency lights and emergency exit lighting are essential for maintaining a safe workplace. They help maintain order, prevent panic, enable safe movement, and contribute to timely evacuation. At MMG Fire Equipment, we service, install, and repair emergency exit signs and egress lighting.
We provide the following emergency lighting repair services:
- Bulb replacement
- Battery replacement
- Installation of all signs and lighting
- Determination of strategic placements of signs and lighting