EMERGENCY LIGHTING FOR POWER OUTAGES
WHY IS EMERGENCY LIGHTING IMPORTANT?
Functioning emergency lights are required to comply with state building and fire codes, insurance requirements, and even OSHA standards to ensure that people within a building evacuate safely in the event of an emergency. Here, the word “SAFETY” is key. Emergency lighting allows people to see clearly, avoid obstacles and move confidently to the nearest exit in a crisis.
Areas often missed include internal rooms, bathrooms, storage areas and closets. These areas do not have windows and must have emergency lighting day or night. These are some of the top places we suggest using Safelumin power outage lights. When the electricity goes out, the bulb automatically switches to power provided by an internal, rechargeable backup battery. You just turn it on with the flip of your regular switch!
ISN’T EMERGENCY LIGHTING REQUIRED EVERYWHERE?
Emergency lights are standard in new commercial and high occupancy residential buildings, such as college dormitories, apartments, and hotels. Many building codes require that they be installed in older buildings as well. But the laws usually only require adequate and reliable illumination for exits and paths of egress.
While OSHA does not have any regulations specific to emergency lighting, the National Fire Protection Association’s Life Safety Code, which addresses the topic in detail, states “Emergency illumination (when required) must be provided for a minimum of 1.5-hours in the event of failure of normal lighting.” Safelumin will automatically handle short term power outages of up to three (3) hours using your regular switch. When power is restored, the self-contained battery automatically recharges so it’s ready for the next outage.
Whether the emergency lights are powered by battery units or by generator power, they are required to be tested monthly and annually. With the touch of a button, you can quickly test whether the Safelumin battery is working and its level of charge. You will always be assured your emergency light bulb is charged and ready to go. If the light doesn’t turn on, there is no need to contact an electrician to troubleshoot. Just give it a few hours to make sure it is charged, and if it still doesn’t work, replace the battery or bulb. It is that easy.
Safelumin offers many features and is built to last! If you use the light for three (3) hours per day that means a 22.8 year life. The electrical components were selected to accommodate a long product life.
WHAT ABOUT EMERGENCY LIGHTING WITHIN MY HOME?
Emergency lighting will help you check your fuse box to make sure the problem isn’t isolated to your residence. If not, Safelumin will keep you safe when inside your dark home while waiting for the electricity to come back on. Lighting is a must-have on all emergency supplies lists. Safelumin provides personal light for a wide variety of daily tasks that need to get done even when power is out.
They help prevent falls and accidents in seniors and the disabled who need a steady light when moving about in the dark using a cane, walker, or wheelchair. Those individuals who use medical equipment requiring electricity or batteries will find having light when the power goes out an essential part of surviving an outage. Safelumin bulbs are hands-free for increased stability that can’t be found when trying to carry a flashlight or lantern. When electrical power fails, we need all the light we can get.
Safelumin is a high quality, great value, and easy-to-use product for the unpredictable blackout event. Power outage light bulbs can be easily installed in lamps and fixtures and used normally as an efficient, every day LED light source.