DISCLAIMER: The Exit Light Company recommends only a licensed electrician install emergency lighting fixtures. Please do not attempt to install unless you are qualified. Neglecting this notice will void the product warranty and could cause serious injury or death. The Exit Light Company will not be held liable for injury or death for following the instructions.

Pre-Installation Steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Wall Mounted Exit Sign Installation Steps:

  1. Remove the front faceplate
  2. Knock out mounting holes from the back faceplate to match the junction box configuration
  3. Feed the input wires through the back faceplate
  4. If the exit sign housing is metal, wire and cap the green ground wire to the corresponding ground wire in junction box (plastic housing exits will have no ground wire)
  5. Place the white common (neutral) wires together and cap them with a wire nut (included)
  6. Wire and cap either the 120V (black) or 277V (red/orange) wire with the line input wire (depending on the decided voltage)
  7. Cap off the remaining wire that was not used
  8. Fasten the back faceplate to the junction box with the included screws leaving all installation wiring inside the junction box
  9. Connect the battery to the circuit board
  10. Reattach the front faceplate

Ceiling Mounted / Side Mounted Exit Sign Installation Steps::

  1. Remove the front faceplate
  2. Pop out the mounting canopy knockouts on either the top or the side of unit
  3. Attach the mounting canopy
  4. Attach the metal grid to the mounting canopy with included screws using the configuration of the junction box
  5. Feed the input wires through the mounting canopy
  6. If the exit sign housing is metal, wire and cap the green ground wire to the corresponding ground wire in junction box (plastic housing exits will have no ground wire)
  7. Place the white common (neutral) wires together and cap them with a wire nut (included)
  8. Wire and cap either the 120V (black) or 277V (red/orange) wire with the line input wire (depending on the decided voltage)
  9. Cap off the remaining wire that was not used
  10. Fasten the mounting canopy to the junction box with the included screws leaving all installation wiring inside the junction box
  11. Connect the battery to the circuit board
  12. Reattach the front faceplate