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Exit & Emergency Lighting Inspections

State Systems Proudly Serves Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi

Do you own and operate a commercial building? Did you know you’re required by law to have your exit signs and emergency light systems inspected and tested regularly? Don’t risk hefty fines or being left unprepared during an emergency – keep up with your exit and emergency lighting inspection and testing schedule by hiring State Systems for the job.

Call us today to schedule an inspection of your building’s exit and emergency lighting system or read below to learn more about what it entails.

Emergency and Exit Lighting Inspection and Testing Schedule

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code establishes the required maintenance schedule, which includes having your exit and emergency lighting systems inspected monthly and tested annually. The licensed technicians at State Systems understand NFPA 101 laws and regulations, and know what must be done to keep you in compliance and protect your employees in case of an emergency.

Monthly Visual Inspection

You can schedule a State Systems technician to visit your facility once a month to perform a visual inspection. During each visit, a State Systems technician:

  • Tests the lights and batteries
  • Checks for any physical damage, such as loose parts or exposed wires
  • Aligns and tightens the beam if necessary
  • Checks the AC electrical connection and charge lamps as needed

Annual Tests

Once a year, your State Systems technician performs more thorough tests to make sure your exit signs and emergency lights will perform the way they should in a real emergency. These tests include:

  • Discharge test: Also known as a 90-minute test, a discharge test involves draining the battery life completely to simulate a loss-of-power situation. The technician then makes sure the batteries recharge fully once power is restored. During this test, the technician also checks for battery damage or corrosion, cleans the unit and lens, and readjusts the beam for proper alignment.
  • Activation test: Also called a 30-second test, this is when the technician observes the emergency lights in action. He interrupts the power supply to see if the lights continue to function properly. At this time, the technician measures charging system voltage, battery output voltage and line voltage.

Record Keeping

In order to prove your compliance and keep your inspections on schedule, it’s important to store your records of all inspections and tests in a safe place. To make this process easier for you, State Systems offers to store all maintenance and test records on your behalf with our web-based inspection reporting, BuildingReports. This way, you don’t have to worry about keeping up with or storing this important information yourself. If you’re ever confronted by your insurance company or have another legal reason to present your maintenance records, contact us and we’ll supply them immediately.

If you require an emergency exit lighting inspection or test, please contact State Systems today! State Systems is here to serve your Mid-South company’s fire protection needs. We serve companies throughout these cities and the surrounding areas:

  • Arkansas (AR): Blytheville, Forrest City, Helena-West Helena, Jonesboro, Marion, Paragould and Wynne
  • Mississippi (MS): Batesville, Clarksdale, Cleveland, DeSoto County, Greenville, Greenwood, Grenada, Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Oxford, Senatobia, Southaven, Tunica and Tupelo
  • Tennessee (TN): Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Dyersburg, Fayette County, Germantown, Jackson, Lakeland, Martin, Memphis, Millington, Tipton County and Union City


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