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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 80. Emergency Systems
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§2571.16. Emergency Illumination.

(a) Emergency illumination shall include all required means of egress lighting, illuminated exit signs, and all other lights necessary to provide illumination.

(b) Where emergency lighting is necessary, the system shall be so arranged that the failure of any individual lighting element, such as the burning out of a light bulb, cannot leave any space in total darkness.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. New section filed 8-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 37).

2. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).

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