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NYC APPROVED EXIT SIGNS
The most important products we offer are NYC approved Exit Signs and emergency lighting. NYC has the most stringent and detailed exit sign requirements in the country and with reason. The 5 Burroughs are the busiest, most crowded communities in the world and guidelines for safety should be of the highest standard. Gotham Lighting Supply also understands not all applications are equal so variety and pricing are our value to you. Gotham Lighting has the largest selection of NYC approved emergency lights and exit signs In Stock to match any project you may have, whether it is a 5 star luxury hotel lobby or the back hallways of a warehouse we have a solution for you and your client. If you do not see exactly what you need give us a call, many times our inventory has not made it to our virtual showroom below.
What is the code For NYC Exit Signs?
Great question and Gotham Lighting Supply always has the answers! Click the button below to download the NYC.Gov Building Code Title 27 Subchapter 6 document for everything you need to know about NYC approved exit signs and emergency lighting.
OVERVIEW OF CODES FOR NYC EMERGENCY LIGHTING AND EXIT SIGNS
It is important to note that these additional regulatory requirements by New York City do not in any way negate existing regulations by OSHA, NFPA and other agencies. Where New York City doesn’t mention a specific regulation, such as in monthly and annual testing requirements, the federal regulations are still in effect. New York City’s requirements are an addition to, not a replacement for, these other regulatory requirements.
There are specific differences for the design between exit signs approved for York City code and signs manufactured to meet NEC (National Electrical Code) specifications:
The word “EXIT” must be in red letters
The red letters must be 8 inches tall, with a 1 inch stroke (line thickness)
The internal lighting of the sign must be red.
The lighting intensity must be at least 250 foot-lamberts.
The background is required to be white, translucent or light grey (aluminum).
In addition to the normal installation of exit signs as required by OSHA standards, NYC adds the following specifications:
Signs must be installed at all exit points and stairwells. The photoluminescent signs must be mounted in a low location, in case the building is filled with smoke.
Exit signs at doors must be placed visible to people approaching that door.
Directional markings shall be applied for all exits.
On long corridors where the exit is not easily visible, exit signs must be placed periodically.