The power supply for means of egress illumination shall normally be provided by the premises' electrical supply.
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
- Interior exit access stairways and ramps
- Interior and exterior exit stairways and ramps.
- Exit passageways.
- Vestibules and areas on the level of discharge used for exit discharge in accordance with Section 1028.1.
- Exterior landings as required by Section 1010.1.6 for exit doorways that lead directly to the exit discharge.
Emergency lighting facilities shall be arranged to provide initial illumination that is not less than an average of 1 footcandle (11 lux) and a minimum at any point of 0.1 footcandle (1 lux) measured along the path of egress at floor level. Illumination levels shall be permitted to decline to 0.6 footcandle (6 lux) average and a minimum at any point of 0.06 footcandle (0.6 lux) at the end of the emergency lighting time duration. A maximum-to-minimum illumination uniformity ratio of 40 to 1 shall not be exceeded. In Group I-2 occupancies, failure of any single lighting unit shall not reduce the illumination level to less than 0.2 foot-candle (2.2 lux).