Option to use a double-sided face is a nice benefit for users who may have people exiting a building from multiple sides. Plastic is fire-resistant. Bright headlights and the exit sign itself can run on battery backup if the power goes out. Initial assembly and setup is easy to accomplish. Unit consumes an efficient 2 watts when in operation.
For those who play music through FM radio in a business environment, this unit may interfere with their signal.
Simplicity of installation is a key benefit of this model. Since the unit is battery powered, all that is required is mounting the housing to the wall or ceiling. Backup battery will automatically switch to internal battery power in an emergency situation and stay lit for up to 90 minutes. Unit includes a bi-color indicator light to alert users of the battery level.
The housing is not as thick as some other units, especially around the headlights, which may crack or come off more easily than some models.
Quick connect feature makes installation fast and easy. Thick thermoplastic housing will avoid damage in a fire to continue working through an emergency. NiCad battery backup maintains lighting during a power outage. LED lighting fixtures are designed to avoid glare, simplifying the egress procedure during an emergency situation.
Some users report these LED lights are dimmer than some bulb-lit models.
Lack of headlights on this model is not a problem in locations with a short distance from work space to doorway, where visibility is less of an issue. Battery backup ensures the sign remains illuminated during a power loss. Installation of the battery backup and the unit itself is simple. Unit includes an indicator light for tracking battery charge level.
The battery backup on this unit will lose charge quickly compared to other units.
Unit is made from metal material that is solid and durable. No wiring is required for installation. Photoluminescent sign is designed to glow in the dark. We were surprised at how visible this exit sign was in dark environments. Considering its size and brightness, visibility should not be a concern.
While the sign is easily visible in the dark, the lack of lighting means the area around the sign may not be as visible as with other LED-lit models.
Emergency exit signs mark an unobstructed path from inside a building to a safe point outdoors. Playing an important role in the safety of people, these tend to be heavily regulated in terms of the design and placement of the sign. As a result, buying emergency exit signs requires learning about the particular codes and regulations in your area in order to be compliant with local laws. These regulations differ in some degree, but almost all of them, especially federal codes, require the sign to be clearly visible along exit routes so people can move efficiently during an emergency event when visibility is obscured by darkness or smoke.
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