Exit sign color depends on the municipality. Check with your local fire marshal. He or she will let you know the correct color for your area.
Exit signs must be illuminated to a surface value of at least five foot-candles. A reliable light source must illuminate them, and the exit signs’ colors must be easy to distinguish.
Exit signs should be placed where the direction to the nearest exit sign isn’t clear, or where a local fire marshal has directed them to be placed.
Press the “push to test” button on the casing for 30 seconds to test the bulbs and battery of the exit sign.
A lot of our exit signs also come as an emergency light combo, and you can choose between either red or green lettering. Be sure to check your state’s building codes, though, because some states do require certain colors. New York and Chicago, for example, require red. Other states are fine with either red or green, but actually have a recommended color. Contrary to popular belief, exit signs aren’t actually battery-powered. Instead, they’re equipped with a battery backup that powers up the exit sign when the electricity goes out. But, for it to work, you’ll need to hardwire it to your building’s external power source. It’ll last you for about 90 minutes, with a re-charge time of about 24 hours.
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