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Discussed in this article : Pre-Installation Steps, Installation Instructions for Wall Mounted Exit Signs, Installation Instructions for Ceiling or Side Mounted Exit Signs
Consider the mounting configuration. A Flush Mount / Wall Mount uses the knockouts on the backside of unit to attach directly to a junction box or to drywall/concrete using wall anchors. Most Exit Signs include a mounting canopy which attaches to the side or the top of the unit and mates to a junction box or drywall/concrete as well. Combination exits with emergency lights located on the side, typically only allow flush or top mount since the heads are attached on the sides and leave no room for the mounting canopy. For a better understanding, visit our Exit Sign Mounting Configurations Explained article.
Consider the voltage you will be using. Most standard units allow for 120 OR 277 VAC operation and will have the appropriate wires labeled. Determine the input voltage on the circuit you are installing on and plan to use the corresponding wires accordingly.
Turn off the circuit. Never attempt to install an exit sign on a live circuit. Rather, turn off the power at the panel and follow lockout/tagout procedure.
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