Emergency and exit lights are an integral part of every fire protection solution. They are most critical in ensuring that all occupants find safe exit during an emergency. As such, there are a variety of local, state, and national codes that require all commercial, industrial, institutional, and certain multifamily residential facilities to have appropriate means of egress marked with readily-visible signs.
In certain cases, the means of egress must also have emergency lighting provided as an additional safety precaution. The following National Fire Protection Association and OSHA publications serve as the basis for detail for detailing minimum lighting requirements:
NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code Sections 7.8 and 7.9
FPA 70 –National Electrical Code
SHA 29 CRF 1910.35 – 1910-38