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      Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Are battery-operated task lighting required to be at Transfer Switch locations? We are getting some feedback that they are being required by NFPA…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 23, 2021
      Operating Room Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have a facility that does not have battery operated lights within its OR rooms. Our building was designed in compliance with the 2000 Edition of the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 8, 2021
      Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Are self-testing emergency egress lighting allowable? If so, how do you satisfy the documentation required of both the monthly and annual testing?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 2, 2021
      Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Do emergency egress lights with battery backup that are connected to emergency power need to be tested annually for 90 minutes? Are there any…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 27, 2021
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      Q: We are trying to correct the terminology we use in our automated PM system, in this case, we have ‘battery exit light fixture’, ‘battery can light…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 8, 2020
      Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have chosen to install some extra battery egress lights in our hospital that are not required. One of these areas is our stairways. 100% of the…

      Bob Armbrister | Nov 27, 2019
      Article Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: NFPA 101-2012, section 7.9.3 requires 1½-hour testing of battery powered emergency lights annually. The Joint Commissions wording of EC.02.05.07 EP-2…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 5, 2018
      Article Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have chosen to install some extra battery egress lights in our hospital that are not required. One of these areas is our stairways. 100% of the…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 12, 2018
      Business Occupancies Q&A Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: I have a question concerning an ambulatory surgery center that is now converted over to a business office only. We are not doing any patient care in…

      Bob Armbrister | Nov 2, 2017
      Q&A Generators Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: In regards to emergency generator backup lights, I seek clarity how long does the battery have to last? I'm assuming that the battery should be able to…

      Bob Armbrister | May 29, 2017