Emergency Lighting Control Devices FAQ

  • What is emergency lighting control?

    Emergency lighting control is a device that provides power to emergency lighting fixtures during power failure situations to maintain a safe environment.
  • What are the 4 parts of a lighting control system?

    The four parts of a lighting control system are emergency AC inverters, emergency ballasts & drivers, emergency control devices, and emergency lighting units & remotes. Explore Acuity Brands Life Safety products.
  • What are OSHA requirements for emergency lighting?

    According to OSHA standard 1910.37(b)(6), requirements for emergency lighting are, “Each exit sign must be illuminated to a surface value of at least five foot-candles (54 lux) by a reliable light source and be distinctive in color. Self-luminous or electroluminescent signs that have a minimum luminance surface value of at least .06 footlamberts (0.21 cd/m2) are permitted.”
  • What are the different types of emergency lights?

    Emergency lights come in many different types, including:
    • Area lights
    • Downlights
    • Cylinders
    • Floodlights
    • High bays
    • Linear lights
    • Retrofit
    • Surface lights
    • and more
  • Can emergency lighting be dimmed?

    Emergency lighting can be dimmed using emergency control devices similar to those found on this page.