Exit signs and emergency lights are generally not the first thing that come to mind when thinking about energy efficiency, but that doesn’t mean property and building managers shouldn’t consider efficient lighting fixtures. In fact, emergency lighting and exit signage are essential during accidents or catastrophic events that require safe and smooth evacuation from a building.
Emergency lighting provides illumination allowing people to see clearly, avoid obstacles and move confidently to the nearest exit in a crisis. Emergency ballasts have their own battery and allow light fixtures to operate normally during a power outage. These ballasts can operate lighting fixtures for a minimum of 90 minutes during a power outage or failure. Emergency lighting should absolutely be considered an essential component.