1-800-968-2871

24-Hour Emergency Service

1-800-968-2871
Contact Us
Let us know how we can help you and a Fire Pros representative will contact you within 24 hours.

5 Tips for Installing Emergency Exit Lights

Emergency lights are often overlooked until smoke from a fire makes it impossible to find the exits. Thankfully, emergency lights illuminate paths to safety to reduce risk of injury and death. Commercial buildings need emergency exit lights to comply with fire codes and standards. If you are installing emergency exit lights for the first time, keep reading to learn how fire protection companies can help.

  1. Provide Enough Light to Evacuate

Visitors won’t be able to find fire exits without emergency lighting. Even employees who walk the halls every day can get disoriented and lost once the power goes out and smoke fills rooms. Emergency lights are needed for all commercial buildings, especially those open to the public. For example, hospitals have a steady stream of visitors, patients, and staff. In the event of a fire or other emergency, all these people need to be able to evacuate safely without panicking.

Lighted exit signs have to cut through darkness and smoke so people can safely evacuate. Emergency lights not only guide building occupants to safety, but help firefighters and other first responders look for survivors. First responders won’t be familiar with your building’s layout, which is why you need lighted emergency exit signs.

  1. Follow Fire Codes and Standards

Guidelines for emergency lighting were created to improve visual conditions in the event of a fire or other emergency. If you own a commercial building, you must follow fire codes and standards. A fire protection contractor will be able to help you install lighted exit signs that improve the safety of your building.

Fire codes and standards outline how long exit lights have to stay on during an emergency. We recommend investing in long-life LED emergency lights for better visibility and longer run times. Not only does emergency light improve evacuation time, but it reduces panic.

  1. Have an Independent Power Source

It’s not uncommon for buildings to lose power during emergencies. For this reason, you’ll need to connect emergency exit lights to a power source independent from the rest of your building. People need to be able to evacuate safely, regardless of whether your building has power. Ask your fire protection contractor about options that allow for multiple battery packs for maximum run time and remote capacity.

  1. Create Short Escape Paths

A fire protection contractor can help you install LED exit signs along planned escape paths.  For example, a university building will need escape plans so students can quickly evacuate classrooms. A fire protection contractor will be able to determine the most strategic places for emergency exit lights so building occupants can evacuate as soon as possible.

  1. Hire a Fire Protection Company

fire protection company will be able to help you pick the best emergency exit lights for your commercial building. A contractor will also know how to make your fire protection system comply with fire codes and standards.

Our team works hard to earn your business by offering a range of fire protection services for your commercial building. To schedule a time to inspect or install emergency exit lights, call Fire Pros at 8009682871.

Contact Us
Let us know how we can help you
and a Fire Pros representative
will contact you within 24 hours.
Let’s TALK +
Click here
Hide Form -
Fire Pros Performs with ServiceTrade

Providing faster, smarter, and more efficient fire protection

Learn more here

Local Reviews

Fire Pros, LLC Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 3187 customer reviews

Map of Mackinaw City, MI

Project Manager




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

Great job. Super new guy. Very professional. Thank you for the quick service


Map of Mackinac Island, MI

Great Service




Review of Fire Pros, LLC


Map of Farmington, MI

Collection Manager




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

Very professional


Map of Logansport, IN

GM




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

Great job!


Map of Detroit, MI

Wonderful Service




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

Alex is attentive to detail and advises me of any issues that he incurs.


Map of Lowell, MI

Great service! Knowledgeable sevice tech!




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

Very professional and knowledgeable tech. Quick install and good price.


Map of Southfield, MI

Great Service




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

Jared on time during the service process he explains what he is doing to educate you that’s a great quality to have. I would rate him A+.


Map of Sault Ste. Marie, MI

He was very helpful, informative and friendly.




Review of Fire Pros, LLC


Map of Grand Rapids, MI

Fantastic Service




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

A great experience and a exceptional crew! I appreciate the quick response and tech’s who came prepared to the job.


Map of Howell, MI

Great Service, great technician




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

TJ is very professional, I personally enjoy working with and having him do repairs for my company!!!!!!!!!!


Awesome Service




Review of Fire Pros, LLC


Great service, highly knowledgeable!




Review of Fire Pros, LLC


Very Polite and Curtious




Review of Fire Pros, LLC


Well done once again.




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

Great


sprinkler inspection




Review of Fire Pros, LLC


inspection




Review of Fire Pros, LLC


Owner




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

Great Job! Efficient professional and friendly


Knowledgeable and friendly




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

Did great work. Was friendly, knew what he was doing and performed work quickly.


Excellent and efficient service




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

John is a complete professional. Conducts his work in an efficient manner.


Seemed informative, fair.




Review of Fire Pros, LLC

I had a good opinion of what I saw., The people showed up on time as planned, were business like, very cordial, and got right to the job at hand both times. The questions I asked got satisfactory answers, The whole experience was a good one.


Robert G.

Robert G.

Near Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Ron  R.

Ron R.

Near Harvey St, Norton Shores, MI 49444
Mark S.

Mark S.

Near Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Alex H.

Alex H.

Near Mound Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Alex R.

Alex R.

Completed Annual Fire Extinguisher, Emergency Light and Smoke/Co Alarm inspections for 2020

Near Egan St, Clinton Township, MI 48035
Mike R.

Mike R.

Telgard cell radio is a 3G and is in constant failure. Signal strength fluctuates from .5 to 2.5 bars continuously.This radio should be upgraded to 4G LTE as soon as possible. I have an outside wall about 15 feet from radio. Also need a 25 foot outdoor cable with outdoor rated antenna. - repair

Near 16th Ave, Marne, MI 49435
John  R.

John R.

Near 16th Ave, Marne, MI 49435
Jason  Z.

Jason Z.

Special Hazards and Alarm Systems Inspection

Near W 14 Mile Rd, Troy, MI 48083
Mark S.

Mark S.

Near Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48208
Tyler H.

Tyler H.

Near 40th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
Zachary  B.

Zachary B.

Near W 14 Mile Rd, Troy, MI 48083
Gary B.

Gary B.

Deficiency for 20 ABC OCU ENGINE 21: NEED TO QUOTE TO REPLACE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS DUE FOR SERVICE PER NFPA 10 20 ABC OCU ENGINE 21: NEED TO QUOTE TO REPLACE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS DUE FOR SERVICE PER NFPA 10 (2) Outdated (1965) 20#OCU Fire Extinguishers due for replacement with (2) new 20#ABC style Fire Extinguishers (1) 2.5gl AFFF Extinguisher due for hydrostatic testing service (1) Outdated (1978) 2.5gl H2O Extinguisher is due for service and in need of replacement with new NOTE: along with this quote, we will Remove from service the (1) 10#ABC Spare Extinguisher (#25 on Report) & (1) 10#CO2 Spare Extinguisher (#30 on Report) that are due for internal maintenance - we propose to repair - Portable Extinguishers Repair

Near S Monroe St NE, Rockford, MI 49341
Alex H.

Alex H.

Near McPherson Park Dr, Howell, MI 48843
Terrence  J.

Terrence J.

Near Glendale Ave, Highland Park, MI 48203
Art L.

Art L.

Kitchen Suppression and Portable Extinguishers Inspection

Near Lakeshore Dr, West Olive, MI 49460
David H.

David H.

Near Riley St, Holland, MI 49424
Sean W.

Sean W.

Near W 14 Mile Rd, Troy, MI 48083
Jim S.

Jim S.

9/25 - Scheduled with Maria.  mh Perform required six-year maintenance on (1) 10lb. ABC fire extinguisher, replace (1) out of date 10lb. ABC fire extinguisher with new and replace (4) dead 6V5A batteries with new. A total of (9) emergency lights will require an electrician. Notice of Non Compliance and Repair Proposal Fire Systems of Michigan recently inspected the fire extinguishers at your establishment in accordance with applicable state statutes, local fire codes and NFPA guidelines. While inspecting your extinguishers, they were determined to be "Non-Compliant" per local fire codes. The attached proposal summarizes the non-compliance issues that were found during the inspection and the costs and actions needed to correct them. Please contact me as soon as possible to review the attached proposal and schedule the repair to your fire extinguishers. I look forward to working with you to bring your extinguishers into compliance. To discuss this proposal, please contact: Randy Pattee.

Near Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
George S.

George S.

Near N Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI 48342
Ron  R.

Ron R.

Near 17 Mile Rd NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Alex R.

Alex R.

Completed Annual smoke alarm inspection for 2020

Near Beech Daly, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Jim S.

Jim S.

9/29 Confirmed with Alex, Asst mgr. km Annual Extinguisher Inspection FireSoft Due Date: 09/20/2019 Annual Emergency/Exit Light Inspection Inoperable Deficiency: 6v-4a battery in emergency light in hallway needs to be replaced. Inoperable Deficiency: 1- 6v-4a emergency light battery replaced in emergency light in hall. Portable Extinguishers and Emergency / Exit Lights Inspection

Near Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Alex R.

Alex R.

Completed Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection for 2020

Near Beech Daly, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Robert G.

Robert G.

Near Cleary Dr, Howell, MI 48843
John H.

John H.

Kitchen Suppression Service Call

Near E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701