NYC Local Law 26 Compliant (powered LED) Emergency Exit

NYC LL 26 compliant Exit / Emergency light Combo unit
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EvacuLite 4000 Series

(U.S. Patent 7,080,921)

Cost: $99.95

The EvacuLite 4000 is a battery-powered LED system which provides illumination during extended periods of power loss.


EvacuLite generates an efficiently directed 30 lumen light for Stairwells, corridors and other spot protection areas where a light source may be critically important during  blackouts or power loss. While standard emergency lighting is only required to operate on battery power for 90 minutes , the EvacuLite will operate at undiminished full power for 24 hours and at a significant percentage of full power for well over 42 hours.

The EvacuLite is not designed to replace standard emergency lighting, but to supplement it during periods of extended power loss caused by blackouts, natural  disasters such as earthquakes, etc.

The Evaculite is approximately eight inches long by six inches wide. Each unit can be either flush or recess-mounted. In addition to “press-to-test” it is equipped with a laser-activated battery tester.  It is available in white or brushed aluminum facing with White LEDs.

EvacuLite 4000
Emergency Light Unit
HYLINE SAFETY INC. Emergency Lighting Systems

HYLINE SAFETY offers comprehensive Emergency Lighting Systems to protect users safety in the event of an electrical power outage.

Emergency Lighting Systems are of key importance to ensure the safety and security of workers, residents and all building occupants.

The type and number of emergency lights installed in a building depends upon the buildings interior space layout, the floor plan area, type of installation & other specific requirements.

Despite advancements in the field of electric power, as evidenced by recent historical events, constant electric power can never be guaranteed. Power failures occur at any time. Preparedness is the key to safety. Emergency Lighting is a critical part of any building installation. Emergency lighting ensures and helps to prevent accidents and injuries when power fails and the lights go out.

Emergency Lighting Systems aid occupants to locate the exits and escape routes. Power Failure and loss of lighting may occur any time. In the case of fires, the risk of injury arising as occupants evacuate to safety can be very high. Emergency lighting systems used in conjunction with other fire safety alarm systems helps to reduce injuries and possible loss of life.

Classification of Emergency Lighting Systems can be divided into four main groups:

1. Non-Maintained Emergency Lighting Systems:

Non-Maintained Lighting Systems are also known as Standby Emergency Lights. The standby emergency lights are not illuminated during normal main power supply, but are automatically powered by an internal stored separate battery in the event of main power failure.

2. Maintained Emergency Lighting Systems:

The Maintained Emergency Lighting Systems: these type of emergency lights are stay powered / illuminated during normal main power supply. In the event of a power failure, the Maintained Emergency Lighting Systems lights remain illuminated by automatically getting switched to an internal stored separate battery when power is cut off.

Sustained Emergency Lighting Systems:

Sustained Emergency Lighting Systems function through having at least two or more emergency lights / lamps powered during normal main power operation. In the event of a power failure, one of the lamps remains illuminated by automatically getting switched to an internal stored separate battery.

Centralized Emergency Lighting Systems:

Centralized Emergency Lighting System function as a Collective Emergency Lighting system. Centralized Emergency Lighting Systems use a central unit comprised of a collective bank of batteries connected to single power converter that converts battery voltage to 120V.

Centralized Emergency Lighting Systems are viewed by Industrial Safety experts as the most reliable and practical systems.

Construction of Emergency Lighting Systems:

Sealed maintenance-free rechargeable batteries power the HYLINE SAFETY emergency lights.

A unit consists of:

* Enclosure made of 22 SWG sheet steel made using a durable powder coated process for rugged applications. Some models are made using shatter proof ABS thermal plastic or polycarbonate materials.
* Special grade step down charging transformer.
* Glass epoxy PCB with hi-grade low-tolerance electronic components.
* Solid State switching circuit which keeps inverter 'OFF' when main supply is 'ON' and switches the inverter as soon as the power fails.
* High frequency inverter circuit which converts battery voltage into high voltage, suitable for fluorescent lamps offering noise free operation.
* Regulated battery charger offering rapid charging of a discharged battery.
* Low battery auto cut-off circuit provides the battery voltage to be cut-off at a low level as per the battery voltage specifications.
* Normally 1.7V per cell for lead acid battery & 1V per cell for NiCad battery.
* Solid State Charger with Test Button and LED Indicator

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NYC DOB LL 26 of 2004 requires that additional Signage is provided Where Egress Path Not Clear.
Classes Covered: High rise (> 75 ft) office buildings

Retroactive Requirement: Install illuminated exit sign in stairs with horizontal extensions and transfer levels • Install wall signs where re-entry door is recessed or around corner, etc. • Install wall signs where re- entry is restricted for more than four floors

Compliance Date: Jul. 1, 2007 deadline for installation of additional signs

Filing requirements: There is no filing requirement except to the
extent that electrical permits may be required from the Bureau of
Electrical Control.

References: LL 26/04: §§ 2, 16 Building Code: §§ 26-248; 27-383.1

§27-383.1 Additional requirements for high rise office buildings and occupancy group E high rise buildings. In high rise office buildings and in occupancy group E high rise buildings:

(a) Illuminated exit signs complying with section 27-386 of this
subchapter shall be placed in stairwells with horizontal extensions to indicate the transition from vertical to horizontal direction and at turns along the horizontal path.

(b) A supplementary sign complying with sections 27-394 and 27-395 of this subchapter, except that the lettering and numerals shall be at least one inch high, indicating the location of a recessed re-entry door, shall be securely attached on the wall of the landing that faces the evacuee on the stairs.

(c) In stairs where there is no entry or exiting from such stair for
more than four floors, a sign complying with sections 27-394 and 27-395, except that the lettering and numerals shall be at least one inch high, shall be securely attached at the beginning of the descent into such portion of the stair on the wall of the landing that faces the evacuee on the stairs stating the location of the next re-entry or exiting floor. On each floor within such portion of the stair a sign complying with sections 27-392 and 27-395 shall be securely attached to the wall of the landing that faces the evacuee on the stairs approximately five feet above the floor indicating the floor number.

(d) Signs shall be readily visible from the egress direction.

(e) High rise office buildings and high rise buildings classified in
occupancy group E in existence on the effective date of this section shall comply with this section on or before July 1, 2007. For the purpose of this section, a high rise building shall be deemed to be in existence on the effective date of this section if on such effective date it is complete or under construction or where an application for approval of plans was filed with the department prior to such effective date and construction commenced within two years after such effective date.

§17. Section 27-384 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision (c) to read as follows:

(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the existing buildings required to comply with subdivision (b) of this section, all such existing exit and/or directional signs on circuits taken off ahead of the main switch shall be connected to an emergency power source or to storage battery equipment meeting the requirements of the commissioner on or before July 1, 2007.