Every office or commercial building is required, by law, to have an “Exit” sign installed at all exits. Such a sign can save people’s lives during an emergency or other such situation and it’s for this reason that these signs should always be illuminated. LED lighting technology will help you spend significantly less energy and money—more than any other lighting option. The following guide will help you know what details to pay attention to when selecting an exit sign for a particular building.
If you are looking for an Exit sigh you must already know that such fixture has to run 24 hours each day of the week. The reason why LED light bulbs are the best possible choice for such devices is because they use less electricity while featuring longer and better service.
The first factor to consider when selecting an Exit sign is its size and compatibility with the installation requirements. You need to make sure you will be able to mount the sign above the exit doors and in addition to that mount all of the necessary wires so that it would be able to work. Quite often, Exit signs come equipped with mounting brackets and screws.
Next factor to consider is whether a sign is equipped with a backup energy source in case some problems occur in the electricity line. Since it is crucially important for such sign to provide ongoing light indication, it has to be backed up with battery compartment that can be activated in case of an emergency.
After the most essential factors are considered, you may still have some answers about LED Exit signs. For instance, the most frequently asked one is how efficient such type of light really is? The following example will answer this question and will help you understand how much money and energy you will save if replacing the old signs with LED ones.
The price of an LED Exit sign or any other lighting fixture, for that matter, is higher than the price of a conventional lighting device. This is why many people refuse to purchase LED light bulbs, preferring spending less money today that saving more in the future.
Countless studies from the past couple of years show that the operation costs of an LED bulb is 50% and sometimes 90% less than the operating cost of a incandescent or fluorescent light bulb. This means that you will receive a return on your investment within the first two or three months of usage. Not only that, with LED technology you will not need to change the light bulb in the sign for approximately eight to ten years.
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