Exit & Emergency Lighting Services

Emergency lights and emergency exit lighting are essential for maintaining a safe workplace. They help keep order, prevent panic, enable safe movement, and contribute to timely evacuation.

At Guardian Fire Protection, we specialize in emergency lighting testing services. We can help you install and maintain safe emergency lighting in your building or government office in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC.

Can our fire safety specialists help your business?

Why Is Emergency Lighting So Important?

Ensuring emergency lighting’s operational readiness is an ongoing responsibility for building managers, and it is also an OSHA and Life Safety Code requirement.

Guardian Fire Protection serves businesses and government buildings in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. We help ensure your emergency lighting system’s batteries, battery charging systems, bulbs, and other hardware receive the attention they require to perform when they’re needed.

An annual emergency lighting testing and inspection appointment will help ensure that:

  • Emergency lights will work during an emergency
  • Facility security will be functional in the event of an emergency
  • Emergency egress from your building will be safe
  • System downtime will be minimized
  • Costs from injury and claims will be reduced

Our Emergency Lighting Testing & Inspection Process

During the emergency lighting testing and inspection process, our trained professionals will:

  • Inspect units for proper installation and secure mounting
  • Inspect for correct location and quantity of lights for occupancy
  • Perform load tests on batteries with an electronic load simulator
  • Verify proper charging voltage of the unit
  • Inspect bulbs for proper operation and illumination
  • Test in place using the built-in test switch that simulates a power outage

Some jurisdictions require a 90-minute discharge test per NFPA that can be provided at an additional cost.

If an issue arises during your inspection, the experts at Guardian Fire Protection can provide efficient and reliable emergency lighting repair.

Guardian Fire Protection professionals are ready to support your Maryland, Washington, DC, or Virginia organization’s fire protection systems and service requests 24 hours a day.

Call 301-861-0972 now for more information about emergency lighting testing, inspection, and installation services! 

Why You Should Contact Guardian Fire Protection For Your Emergency Lighting Services

Guardian Fire Protection has over 40 years of experience providing complete fire protection services for businesses, organizations, government buildings, and restaurants in the Washington, DC area. Our number one focus is your safety—we want to make sure your employees, property, and valuables are safe from the dangers of potential fires. We take pride in our “customer first” reputation and will do whatever it takes to ensure your property and valuables are protected from fire hazards and that your building meets fire safety codes.

The best thing about partnering with Guardian Fire Protection is that we are your single-source solution for all fire protection services. Our experienced fire safety professionals specialize in all aspects of fire protection, including:

Contact us online or by phone at 301-861-0972 to schedule an appointment for emergency lighting testing or inspection services near you.

Emergency Lighting FAQ

To keep up with compliance standards and ensure that your emergency fire protection system is reliable and ready to perform in the event of a potential disaster, you should test your emergency lighting system monthly. Testing your emergency lighting system involves a brief functional test and may include simulating a system failure.

Retail stores, industrial facilities, schools, hospitals, hotels, and many other types of commercial buildings are required to have emergency lighting systems for visitors and staff to exit safely during power outages or fires. All emergency lighting systems must meet both NFPA 101 standards and all local fire codes for your jurisdiction.

Emergency lights must operate on battery power for at least 90 minutes during a power outage. If your emergency lights shut down sooner, the battery or the charging circuit may be faulty. At Guardian Fire Protection Services, we offer complete inspection, maintenance, and repair services for all types of emergency lighting systems.

All emergency lights should be tested once a month for at least 30 seconds. Some systems have a self-test feature, but for others, the “Test” button should be depressed to simulate a power outage. At least once a year, you should have your emergency lighting systems thoroughly inspected and tested by a professional fire protection specialist, and the process should include a full 90-minute run time test.

Emergency lighting systems aim to provide ample light for safe evacuation during a fire, power outage, or any other emergency. This means that an emergency light should be placed in all rooms larger than a broom closet without ample natural light, near all emergency exits, and in any halls, corridors, ramps, or stairs that lead to an exit. If you need help deciding where to place your emergency lights, talk to our fire protection experts at Guardian Fire Protection Services.