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SECTION 1012 - EXIT ILLUMINATION

1012.1 General. Except within individual dwelling units, guest rooms and sleeping rooms, exits shall be illuminated at any time the building is occupied with light having intensity of not less than1 footcandle (10.76 lx) at floor level.

EXCEPTION: In auditoriums, theaters, concert or opera halls and similar assembly uses, the illumination at floor level may be reduced during performances to not less than 0.2 footcandle (2.15 lx).

Fixtures required for exit illumination shall be supplied from separate sources of power where required by Section 1012.2.

1012.2 Separate Sources of Power. The power supply for exit illumination shall normally be provided by the premises' wiring system. In the event of its failure, illumination shall be automatically provided from an emergency system for Group I, Divisions 1.1 and 1.2 Occupancies and for all other occupancies where the exiting system serves an occupant load of 100 or more.

For high-rise buildings, see Section 403.

Emergency systems shall be supplied from storage batteries or an on-site generator set and the system shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of the Electrical Code.

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