What is an emergency exit sign used for?
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Emergency Exit Sign First and foremost an emergency exit sign is a life safety device. An emergency exit sign is designed to aid the evacuation of a building if an emergency occurs. It is an illuminated sign that displays the word EXIT in either red or green. Emergency exit signs are required to be installed in all facilities by federal, state, and local building codes. Emergency exit signs provide a visual guide towards the nearest outside exit of a building. During emergencies such as earthquakes, fires, or power outages, emergency exit signs are extremely important in helping patrons find their way out of the building. There are a number of different types of emergency exit signs, each with their own characteristics and application types.
LED emergency exit signs are electrical exit signs that are ideal for retrofit applications. Traditional incandescent emergency exit signs consume more an average of 30 watts electricity and require bulb replacement every four months. Consuming less than five watts of electricity and featuring a lifespan of 8 to 10 years, installing LED emergency exit signs is a great way to reduce operating and maintenance costs. There are many rebates available from local municipalities and power companies for switching to energy efficient LED exit signs.
- Thermoplastic LED Exit Signs
- Cast Aluminum Exit Signs
- Edge-Lit Exit Signs
Non-electrical emergency exit signs have become increasingly popular over the last 15 years for new construction projects because of their low installation and non-existent maintenance costs. Installing non-electrical exit signs eliminates the need and cost of running electrical conduit for emergency exit signs. Non-electrical emergency exit signs install within minutes by simple mounting brackets.
Photoluminescent, or glow-in-the-dark, emergency exit signs last for 25 years and require a small amount of ambient light to charge the photoluminescent pigment on the face of the sign. Photoluminescent exit signs last for 25 years or more and come in numerous face color and frame combinations.
View the photoluminescent exit signs models that we offer in the photoluminescent exit sign category.
Self-luminous emergency exit signs use a glowing type of hydrogen gas, known as tritium, to provide constant and reliable EXIT illumination that lasts for 10, 15, or 20 years depending on the model purchased. Self-luminous emergency exit signs are extremely versatile; they can be placed indoors and outdoors, including environments where temperatures drop below freezing.
A full list of our non-electrical exit signs can be found on our website.
View the self-luminous exit signs models that we offer in the self luminous exit sign category.
Call us today at 866.471.2849 to talk more about electrical LED and non-electrical exit signs. We have friendly sales consultants standing by to answer any questions you might have. All of our exit signs are UL Listed for the United States and come with a minimum five-year warranty.