The Life Safety Code outlines a minimum 90-minute runtime for emergency lighting systems in commercial and public spaces. Most emergency lighting solutions within the United States are specifically designed to accommodate this requirement. However, there are exceptions where extended runtimes are required or preferred.
Extended emergency lighting requirements can be encountered in several situations:
- FEMA shelter and tornado safe rooms
- Specific Canadian facility applications
- Instances where local and municipal codes supersede the 90-minute requirement in favor of longer runtime
- Individual facility owners who prefer extended emergency lighting when taking into account the nature of their structures and occupants.
Most emergency lighting products are designed for 90-minute runtimes, however IOTA® offers a few different solutions for achieving 120-minute emergency lighting operation.
Read our latest Contractor Emergency Lighting Insider to learn more!
Find more information on IOTA Emergency Lighting Solutions at www.iotaengineering.com or call us at 1-800-866-4682!