Emergency Lighting Services You Can Count On

Our expert technicians, many of whom serve as first responders, will keep your emergency lighting compliant with life safety code, which requires monthly and annual testing of all emergency lights in your building.

With comprehensive reporting and reliable service, we take care of all of the details so your facility staff can focus on other things.

Contact us today to learn more about our emergency lighting services.

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Monthly Emergency Light Inspections

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Our Emergency Lighting Services

Following the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 101) emergency lighting requirements, we’ll make sure you’re prepared for your next fire inspection or evacuation emergency.

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Annual Emergency Light Inspections

Stay in compliance with your local fire code and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 101) emergency lighting requirements.

We will:

  • Conduct emergency light testing to ensure emergency lights remain powered by battery backup for 90 minutes.
  • Confirm that lights are bright enough to pass a fire inspection and illuminate the exit pathways.
  • Replace emergency light batteries (if needed), and make repairs or install replacements, often in the same visit.
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Monthly Emergency Light Inspections

We’ll help you comply with NFPA National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 101) emergency lighting requirements for monthly emergency lighting inspections.

We will:

  • Conduct emergency light testing to ensure emergency lights remain on for 30 seconds.
  • Confirm that emergency lights are bright enough to pass a fire inspection and illuminate an exit.
  • Replace emergency light batteries (if needed), and make repairs or install replacements, often in the same visit.
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Emergency Light Repairs and Replacements

With access to large inventory of major brands of emergency lighting, we can replace malfunctioning emergency lights.

We will:

  • Replace batteries or recommend complete fixture replacements – always keeping in mind which option is most economical for you in the long run.
  • Ship new emergency lighting purchase anywhere in the U.S.

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Did You Know

Your emergency lights won’t be effective in illuminating the exit path if they’re angled the wrong way.

During a power outage or fire emergency, your emergency lights are crucial tools in helping your team evacuate. If they’re are not angled correctly, they might not properly light the way.

Our expert technicians, many of whom are first responders, know exactly how a light should be angled to provide the proper lighting for people to find an exit. We check during every monthly and annual inspection to ensure they will properly illuminate the way.

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We Serve

K-12 Schools
Industrial buildings
Retail buildings
Hotels and hospitality centers
Commercial office buildings
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Helping Clients Stay Safe and Compliant

“Mid-South Safety Services is a company I would rely on for any issue. They are reliable and professional about the task at hand. Thank you for assisting us with our compliance issues. I will be contacting MSSS again in the future.”

Tyrone Downing

“Mid-South Saftey Services has provided annual testing and maintenance of our emergency lighting systems at our North MS Facilities for several years. They are always very friendly, responsive, and quick to respond when we need them. With all we have on our plate it’s good to know our emergency lighting systems are promptly and effectively taken care of.”

Stanley Sanders

“Mid-South Emergency Lighting is a well-run company with Tyler at the helm. He has completely turned the business around in a positive direction since he purchased it and they have become a needed asset for real estate owners and managers in our market.”

Tony Gattas
JLL, Inc.

“I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the great service that Mid-South Safety Services has provided us over the years. We congratulate you on your success and wish you and your team all the best.”

Doug Durden
Mallory Alexander

Wondering what emergency lighting inspections cost?

Contact us today and we’ll give you a free estimate.

Did You Know

Even if an emergency light is working, you’ll fail a fire inspection if it is too dim.

Over time, emergency lights can begin to dim. Even if they’re still working, they might not bright enough to clearly illuminate an exit. A dim light will result in a failed fire inspection.

We can provide monthly and annual inspections to not only check if emergency lights are working, but also to ensure they are bright enough to pass inspection. And if they’re not, we can repair or replace them quickly.

Our One-Stop Shop Makes Compliance Easier

With our comprehensive fire safety services, you’re able to simplify the management of your fire safety compliance. We’ll proactively install, inspect, and service your fire safety equipment on a schedule that works for you.

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Fire Extinguishers

We install, inspect, and service fire extinguishers so you stay compliant and prepared for your next fire inspection.

3 Simple Steps to Worry-Free Emergency Light Inspections


Get a free estimate.

Contact us and we’ll provide you with a free estimate for inspecting and servicing your emergency lights.


We inspect and repair.

Our trained professionals will inspect, certify, and, if needed, repair your emergency lighting and fire extinguishers.


Stay safe & compliant.

Rest easy knowing your people will stay safe in an emergency, and your emergency lights will stay compliant with fire code.

Get Answers to Your Emergency Lighting Questions.

How often should emergency lighting be tested?

The frequency of testing emergency lights can vary depending on local regulations and specific requirements. Below are the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code requirements:

Monthly Testing

This involves activating the lights for 30 seconds to ensure they turn on and provide adequate illumination.

Annual Testing

A more comprehensive annual test is mandated by the NFPA and local fire inspector where the emergency lights are tested for 90 minutes. The inspector checks to make sure the light will burn for 90 minutes, the bulbs stay bright for the entire time, and that the light heads are pointed in the correct direction.

Battery Replacement

The batteries in emergency lights have a limited lifespan. Depending on the type of battery used, they may need to be replaced every 3 to 5 years, or as recommended by the manufacturer. Regularly check the battery status and replace them when they reach the end of their useful life.

It’s important to note that these testing frequencies are general recommendations, and you should always refer to the specific guidelines provided by local regulations, building codes, and the manufacturer’s instructions for your particular emergency lighting system. Additionally, it is advisable to keep a log or documentation of all maintenance and testing activities performed on emergency lights for compliance and reference purposes.

What is the difference between monthly and annual inspections?

The biggest difference is how long the emergency lighting fixture is tested for. The annual inspection requires the emergency fixture to be tested for 90 minutes. The monthly inspection requires the emergency light fixture to be tested for 30 seconds.

What are emergency lighting code requirements?

Emergency lighting code requirements can vary depending on the country, region, and local jurisdiction. Here are some common elements that are likely included in emergency lighting code requirements:

Illumination Standards

Emergency lighting codes specify the minimum illumination levels that emergency lights must provide in various areas, such as corridors, stairwells, exits, and other designated emergency egress routes. These standards ensure that occupants can safely navigate and evacuate the building during a power outage or emergency situation.

Backup Power Duration

Codes typically require emergency lighting systems to have a backup power source, such as batteries or generators. The codes may specify the minimum duration that the emergency lights must remain illuminated during a power failure. The most common requirement is 90 minutes, although some cities, like New York City and Chicago, have different requirements, allowing sufficient time for evacuation or until alternate power sources can be restored.

Placement and Coverage

Codes often outline the specific locations where emergency lights must be installed. These include exit signs along escape routes, at stairwells, in rooms with fire safety equipment, and in other critical areas. The codes may also specify the maximum distance between emergency lights to ensure adequate coverage and visibility.

Testing and Maintenance

Codes typically require regular testing and maintenance of emergency lighting systems. This may include monthly or annual testing of the lights, battery inspections and replacements, documentation of testing activities, and keeping maintenance records.

Compliance and Certification

Codes may require that emergency lighting systems meet specific standards or be certified by recognized testing organizations. Compliance with these standards ensures that the emergency lighting systems are reliable and meet the necessary safety requirements.

It’s important to note that the specific requirements can vary significantly based on local regulations and building codes. It is essential to consult the applicable codes and regulations in your specific jurisdiction to ensure compliance with the requirements for emergency lighting systems. Local fire departments, building code officials, or safety professionals can provide guidance and assistance in understanding and meeting the specific code requirements in your area.

We Care About Keeping the Mid-South Safe

At Mid-South Safety Services, we believe you should have full confidence that your emergency lights and fire extinguishers will work in an emergency. We have been providing fire & life safety services since 1976 and serve the greater Mid-South area.

As a locally owned business, we care about our community and are committed to providing high-quality services with integrity. Many of our employees are first responders who bring first-hand emergency response expertise and unparalleled professionalism to every job.


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