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What to Do About Burnt Out Exit Lights

What to Do About Burnt Out Exit Lights

Every commercial or public service building needs to have exit lights.

Every commercial or public service building needs to have exit lights. They must also be inspected and maintained because if they go out during a real emergency, it could lead to even more chaos. There are different reasons why the lights burn out, but regardless of why you need to have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

If It Isn’t Lit

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with your emergency exit lights is when they aren’t lit up. When it comes to photoluminescence, you expect all signs to be lit, no matter how bright or dark it is inside; this makes them easier to spot, especially when the power goes out. It’s easy to assume that the lightbulb is the culprit, but there could be several other reasons why this is the case. The main bulb must be checked on first since it supplies most of the lighting to the unit. Several other smaller bulbs go with it. When an emergency disables the electricity to the building or office, the main bulb automatically switches over to backup batteries. 

Meanwhile, the low-voltage bulb is just as important. This is supposed to only activate during a power outage in your building. However, there is one major flaw with this design: if the low-voltage is the one that goes out, then you won’t be able to see the emergency exit sign in the dark. 

Reserve batteries need to be inspected as well. If they go out, then it could cause a cascade of problems. That’s because defective cells won’t provide as much power and must be switched out for fresh ones as soon as possible.

If It Needs to Be Repaired

Then again, there are some situations in which the emergency exit lights require repairs and not a full-on replacement to start working again. The panel should be unscrewed and removed before any technician can access what is underneath; the damaged or malfunctioning bulbs and batteries can then be removed from the fixture. Finally, a quick replacement is all that’s needed to resolve the problem!

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