Emergency Exit Lighting Inspection & Repair in Illinois, Indiana & Wisconsin

Providing Reliable Fire Suppression Services Since 1984

Systems Installed
0 +
Annual inspections
0 +
Clients Served
0 +

Emergency Exit Lighting Inspection & Repair

Emergency lights and exit signs are vital components for ensuring a safe business environment. At Fire Science Techniques, we specialize in comprehensive inspection services for code-compliant exit lighting systems.

Inspecting emergency lighting is essential not only for regulatory compliance but also for enhancing safety perceptions among customers and employees during emergencies. Whether you require a full inspection, replacement of existing systems, or a repair, we guarantee efficient and precise completion of the task.

We offer a diverse range of backup lighting products from multiple manufacturers, ensuring that you find the exact solutions you need to maintain a safe and well-lit environment.

Let Fire Science Techniques handle your code compliance requirements. Our emergency lighting services will make life safety a seamless part of your business.

Don’t let your business be unsafe! Call or contact Fire Science Techniques today for your emergency lighting inspection services.

Commercial Fire Suppression & Protection Services

Having a properly installed and fully operational kitchen fire suppression system is critical to keep your restaurant code-compliant and help decrease the fire damage.

Having a properly installed and fully operational paint booth fire suppression system is critical to ensuring the safety of your employees and your property.

Portable fire extinguishers are the first line of defense against a small but growing fire. That’s why it’s so important for all the extinguishers in your building to be fully operational and ready to perform at a moment’s notice. 

Emergency lights and exit signs are critical to operating a safe business. Fire Science Techniques offers inspection & repair services for code-compliant exit lighting systems. 

Why Choose Fire Science Techniques

Fire Science Techniques has been keeping businesses safe & compliant for over 30 years. Trusted by small independent restaurants and larger restaurant groups across the Midwest.

Reputation Matters

For over 30 years, we have established our reputation as being the premier fire safety partner to commercial kitchens. Each year, thousands of your favorite restaurants, grocery stores, health care facilities and schools trust us with keeping their kitchens safe and operational.

Experienced Technicians

Our team of experienced professionals average 15+ years of field experience. What’s more, each year they participate in over 40 hours of continuing education to keep up to date on the latest trends in the industry. We’ve set the bar high – right where it should be – when your safety relies on our experience.

Technology Makes It Easy

Running a business is difficult, keeping your business safe shouldn’t be. We use technology to seamlessly schedule inspections, digitally store reports, communicate in real-time, and enable our field technicians to provide you with the best experience possible.

Excellence Is Expected

Fire Science Techniques has built a reputation as a dependable fire suppression company because we don't cut corners. We follow the National Fire Protection Association's standards and always prioritize the safety of our clients and their patrons.

What Clients Say

Darren

What a great experience with Fire Science Techniques – from start to finish they are a class-act. Scheduling was simple and easy, and the job was done in just a few days. The technician knew his stuff and happily explained the inspection process for our restaurants hood suppression system and fire extinguishers to insure they met code.

Nate

I needed fire extinguishers for my business and Fire Science did a great job installing the necessary fire extinguishers that I needed to be compliant with my insurance company and the city. They set up my account so that they will call me every year for the yearly inspection. It’s so helpful to have one less thing to remember! Highly recommended!

David

Fire Science Techniques is a wonderful vendor. They are superb in helping us book appointments, stay ahead of our renewal appointments and servicing our fire suppression systems. Would highly recommend! April and Max are phenomenal!

How Does Emergency Lighting Work?

Most emergency lights are simple devices that contain a small battery. The fixture is connected to the main electrical supply, which keeps the battery charged. If the power goes out, circuitry in the light fixture activates, switching on the backup battery so building occupants can see the way out. You don’t want to be the business that has faulty emergency lighting or the wrong lighting for your business. You should always check with a professional that the emergency lighting being installed at your company is going to pass inspection and makes sense for your type of industry.

There are two main types of emergency lighting:

  • Maintained emergency lighting is a light source that’s used in daily business operations—as well as in the event of a power failure. Like an ordinary light fixture, maintained emergency lighting receives power from the main electrical supply, but when emergency mode kicks on, it uses electricity from a backup battery.
  • Non-maintained emergency lighting is a light source used solely in emergencies. It only comes on when the regular power goes out to ensure paths of egress remain illuminated.
Either option could be suitable for your building depending on your circumstances. Regardless of what you choose, battery backup lights must be designed to provide at least 90 minutes of emergency lighting if the main power fails.
Not sure which emergency lighting to install in your business? Give us a call at (708) 294-8104 and we can help you determine which emergency lighting is best for you.

Exit and Emergency Lighting Inspection

A commercial kitchen fire suppression system is a specialized safety system that automatically detects and extinguishes fires using specific suppression agents. It targets flames directly over cooking equipment, interlocks with kitchen systems, and can be manually activated.

A commercial kitchen fire suppression system is a specialized safety system that automatically detects and extinguishes fires using specific suppression agents. It targets flames directly over cooking equipment, interlocks with kitchen systems, and can be manually activated.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has established emergency lighting requirements under the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has co-opted these codes, which require all buildings to have illuminated paths of egress at all times. Fire exit signs must also be illuminated by a reliable light source, whether internally, externally, or with photoluminescence.

For your building to meet these codes, you must install emergency lighting to ensure occupants can see the way out during a power outage. Failure to comply with NFPA and OSHA safety codes could result in crippling fines. It’s much more affordable, not to mention safer for your customers and employees if you meet the requirements.

Compliance begins with emergency lighting installation, but it doesn’t end there. Business owners must also perform monthly tests. Backup light fixtures feature a built-in test switch on the casing that simulates a power outage.

To perform a test, simply press and hold the button on each light for 30 seconds. The lights should come on and maintain a stable brightness for the duration of the test. If the lights dim or some of the bulbs don’t work, have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

If you have a large number of devices that make individual testing too time-consuming, you can also flip the circuit breaker to activate the backup battery feature of your emergency lights. Be sure to back up data and shut off computers before doing this if they’re located on the same circuits as your emergency light system.

In addition to monthly testing, professional emergency lighting inspections are also required once a year. These tests must last 90 minutes, which is the length of time backup lights must be able to provide emergency lighting if the main power fails. Visual inspections also take place to ensure all fixtures and bulbs are in good condition.

Don’t forget to illuminate the restroom, often an interior room with no windows. The day-to-day lighting should be automatic and incorporate motion sensors to save energy. Most importantly, the backup lights should turn on when the main power fails. Proper fixture placement is important in public restrooms where stall doors may obstruct the light.

Our annual exit and emergency lighting inspections are designed to confirm the operation of your backup lights in a real emergency. Each in-depth check involves:

  • Ensuring the correct placement and quantity of backup lights
  • Checking for corrosion
  • Inspecting bulbs and cleaning lenses
  • Adjusting and tightening light beams
  • Measuring voltage and battery output
  • Performing a 90-minute discharge test to simulate a real power outage

Inspections from Fire Science Techniques comply with all applicable fire and life safety codes from OSHA and the NFPA.

Emergency Exit Light Service

With pages of regulations to follow and the potential for steep fines if you fail to comply, it makes sense to team up with Fire Science Techniques for professional emergency exit lighting services. We’ll carefully assess your building’s layout and compliance needs to engineer a functional, reliable design you can trust to pass any code inspection. You can trust that you are getting the best emergency exit light service from us!

Emergency Lighting Inspection & Replacement

Once the design is finalized, we handle the acquisition of permits and approvals required for the inspection and replacement process. Our meticulous coordination minimizes disruptions to your daily operations. Following installation, a final test is conducted to secure full approval from local authorities.

To ensure ongoing compliance, it’s crucial to schedule regular inspections and maintenance with Fire Science Techniques.

Schedule a replacement or emergency lighting inspection in Chicago and it’s surrounding areas. 

Some of Our Exit Lighting Inspection Territories

Illinois

Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Elgin, Waukegan, Cicero, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Schaumburg, Bolingbrook, Palatine, Skokie, Des Plaines…

Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Berwyn, Mount Prospect, Wheaton, Hoffman Estate, Oak Park, Downers Grove, Glenview, Belleville, Elhurst, Decalb, Lomard, Buffalo Grove, Bartlett, Streamwood, Carol Streem, Romeoville, Plainfield. Rock Island, Hanover Park, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Calumet City, Addison, Glendale Heights, Elk Grove Village, St. Charles, Woodridge, North Chicago, Mundelein, Oswego, Chicago Heights, Algonquin, Granite City, Niles, and more.

Indiana

Hammond, Gary, Portage, Merrillville, Valparaiso, Michigan City, East Chicago, Schererville, Hobart, Crown Point, Highland, Munster, Griffith,

Wisconsin

Kenosha, Racine, Waukesha, West Allis, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Germantown, Pleasant Prairie
  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard No. 70 “National Electric Code”
  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard No. 101 “Life Safety Code”
  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard No. 110 “Emergency and Standby Power Systems ”
  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard No. 111 “Stored Electrical Emergency and Standby Power Systems”
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard No. 70 “National Electric Code” The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard No. 101 “Life Safety Code” The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard No. 110 “Emergency and Standby Power Systems ” The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard No. 111 “Stored Electrical Emergency and Standby Power Systems”

FAQs

Emergency lighting and exit signs should be tested and maintained regularly. We recommend perform a monthly functional test and conduct a comprehensive annual inspection by qualified personnel.  Batteries should be replaced every 3-5 years and a detailed record of all maintenance activities should be kept. 

Yes, emergency lighting and exit sign installations can be customized to suit specific building layouts, occupancy types, and regulatory requirements. We can strategically place fixtures and signs for optimal coverage, integrate systems with other building systems, and consider aesthetic factors while ensuring compliance with safety regulations and functionality during emergencies.

Request A Free Quote

Providing expert fire protection services tailored to your needs.