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#154259 - 12/08/04 05:18 AM Exit / Emergency Lighting  
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Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
I am bidding a job that includes installing Exit/Emergency Lighting in a hoagie shop.
Does anyone have a link for spec-ing?
Are they required in restrooms?
Small ofice (6x6) within a larger office?
Spacing fixtures along 40ft wall?
Minium candle power? etc, etc

Regards,
Jim


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#154260 - 12/08/04 07:50 AM Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting  
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Brick, NJ USA
Jim:
The UCC (5:23) has basic requirements for em/exit lighting.

Your local Fire Sub-Code is the guy to talk to as to exact locations.

Bathrooms are a 'tough' call, some twp want it, some seem to care less.

What about the job plans?? CH is probably a Class I town and should require sealed, signed drawings??

John


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#154261 - 12/08/04 10:40 AM Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting  
coachman  Offline
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This job is in Philadelphia.


#154262 - 12/08/04 12:28 PM Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting  
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Better check with the PFD, stop in at any local station and they will be more then willing to help you.

I dont think philly does it yet but some towns are beging to require you to also install them at floor level. So that one can see them while crawling through the smoke. As a firefighter i am ALL for this. You will never see them at the top of the wall through the smoke of an average fire yet at all in a smokey one. Regardless check with the fd.

Here i did some of the leg work for you this is the PFD web site; The contacts section.
http://www.mfrconsultants.com/pfd/contact_info.shtml

Good luck.


[This message has been edited by NJ Wireman (edited 12-08-2004).]

[This message has been edited by NJ Wireman (edited 12-08-2004).]


#154263 - 12/08/04 10:53 PM Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting  
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Coachman:
Sorry your profile said NJ. Still, contact the Fire Official or Fire Dept.

BTW, welcome to the forums.

John


John

#154264 - 12/09/04 07:15 AM Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting  
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Check in the Life Safty Code 101...chapter 7 covers emergency lighting and exit signs.

shortcircuit


#154265 - 12/09/04 10:29 AM Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting  
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Generally speaking, emergancy lighting is required in spaces or buildings where two exits are required. That would mean bathrooms aren't reqiured. The emergancy lights must put out 1 foot candle at the floor level.


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#154266 - 12/03/05 02:02 PM Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting  
Paul O'Connell  Offline
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coachman:

NFPA 101 Life Safety Code will answer all these questions for you.


#154267 - 06/09/06 03:39 PM Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting  
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Firstly, let me say that I am only experienced in res. work, so commercial fire codes are out of my league. However, having an emergency light in the restrooms might be nice- wouldn't want to be on the can and have it go black. To me, that would be a tad unnerving.


#154268 - 06/09/06 05:37 PM Re: Exit / Emergency Lighting  
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Quote
Firstly, let me say that I am only experienced in res. work, so commercial fire codes are out of my league. However, having an emergency light in the restrooms might be nice- wouldn't want to be on the can and have it go black. To me, that would be a tad unnerving.


True...but not exactly an emergency, is it?


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

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