Exit Light Regulatory Requirements

Cincinnati, Columbus, Exit Light Requirements, OSHA, NFPA 70, NFPA 101

OSHA Code of Federal Regulation

  • Requires adequate and reliable illumination for all exits
  • Requires proper maintenance to ensure that exit lighting is in continuously proper operating condition

NFPA 70 — National Electric Code

  • Requires specific illumination and performance of emergency and exit lights
  • Provides functional standards for battery-powered emergency and exit lighting


NFPA 101 — Life Safety Code

  • Requires a monthly inspection of all emergency and exit lighting systems
  • Requires an annual test of all emergency and exit lighting systems