Jarvis Lighting manufactures Battery Backup Emergency Lighting. These lights can be used in many applications which require light levels to be maintained even in the event of a power failure.
Requirements for products and installations are very site-specific. Please contact a lighting expert at (800) 363-1075 for more information about Battery Backup Emergency Lighting products.
Introduction to Battery Backup and Emergency Lighting
Battery backup lighting systems are designed so that lights still function even in the event of a power failure. The battery backup system may be part of the light fixture or may be an external system that the light fixture is powered by. There are different requirements and certifications required for both products and installations. It is critical to understand these requirements before moving forward with a project.
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Lighting Requirements
The NFPA 101 Life Safety Code states that certain products be installed in certain ways under specific conditions. In regards to lighting, certain applications require minimum light levels in the event of a power failure and this light level must be maintained for at least 90 minutes. Products providing this illumination are typically required to meet the UL 924 Emergency standard. This safety standard goes above and beyond typical battery backup system testing.
Other Battery Backup Requirements
There are many applications where a battery backup system is desired but not required. In these situations, products certified to the UL 924 Emergency standard can often be used. Please contact us at (800) 363-1075 for more information regarding battery backup lighting systems and emergency rated battery backup lighting systems.
Additional considerations include operating conditions such as voltage, ambient temperature, mounting height, spacing of light fixtures, terrain surrounding the lights, and more.
Information regarding the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code provided on this website may not be the most recent available. We recommend consulting the NFPA or UL to ensure you have the most recent and most accurate information.