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Exit and Emergency Lights Meet Tough Windy City Standards

Chicago Approved E & EWhen it comes to exit and emergency lighting, the City of Chicago isn’t taking chances. The city’s Code of Ordinances spells out certain requirements in order to provide signage that’s bright, rugged and reliable in case, well, of an emergency.

Every municipality has its own requirements for signage, and it's important to check those codes before ordering products for a project. Because Chicago is the nation's third-largest city with some of the tallest buildings in the country, leaders developed their own ordinances for exit and emergency lighting for maximum visibility, longevity and clarity.

E-conolight offers a line of exit and emergency lighting that meets Chicago’s stringent standards, including steel housing, flexible mounting options and flexible lettering and arrow options. All Chicago-approved signage is UL listed for damp locations and includes a five-year limited warranty on housing and electronics and a five-year pro-rated warranty on batteries.

LED exit/stairs signs are available in steel and recessed or surface edgelit designs. All LED signage comes in either single or double face configurations with multiple arrow options. All lettering is red and six inches tall for greater visibility, and battery back-up is provided by a sealed, maintenance-free nickel cadmium battery that recharges in 24 hours via an internal solid-state, two-rate charger.

Emergency lighting is either recessed or remote capable, but both styles are constructed of durable, neutral white 20-guage steel and include adjustable 12W bi-pin halogen lamp heads. Mounting options differ slightly – wall mount or placed in a T-bar grid ceiling – but both the recessed and remote models include a 6V sealed lead-acid maintenance-free rechargeable battery.

Remote heads are also available in either 6V or 12V 12 watt versions. Customers can choose indoor or outdoor wet location and order items in either grey or white.

E-conolight has taken the guesswork out of ordering the right fixtures for a project in Chicago. Customers can trust the entire line of Chicago-approved exit and emergency lighting can be used for most indoor commercial applications in the city.