Chicago Approved Edge Lit Exit Sign | EXIT and STAIRS

Base Code: CHELSM-R

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Chicago Approved Edge Lit Exit Sign | EXIT and STAIRS


New! A gorgeous and versatile edge-lit exit sign. Approved by the city of Chicago. Conveniently mount the CHELSM-R  three different ways: side, wall, or ceiling mount. The edge-lit panel is constructed of optical grade acrylic with optional customizable directional arrows. Base unit comes with a single-sided frost white “EXIT” panel. Double-sided signage available. 120-277 VAC operation. Comes with a modern and reliable LiFePO4 battery providing 90 minutes of emergency lighting.

This product has been tested to meet all required U.S. standards by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), the most widely recognized U.S. nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL).

UL Listed
This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

LED Lighting

LED Lighting
This product uses energy efficient and long lasting LED's.

Chicago City Approved

City of Chicago Approved
This product is approved for Chicago City.


  • UL 924, NEC, OSHA and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
  • City of Chicago approved
  • Now uses LEDs for improved energy efficiency
  • Open-face acrylic panel, silk-screen letters
  • 20 gauge steel housing with white powder coat finish
  • Integrated solid-state system, lock out, low voltage battery cutoff
  • Universal Voltage Input 120-277, 50-60 Hz


Dimensions (May Vary by Model)
Weight10.00 lb

What's included?

  • RED LED Edge Lit Exit Sign
  • One "EXIT" Faceplate
  • Installation Instructions
  • Battery - Must connect the battery after installation


The CHELSM-R Edge Lit Exit Sign series is constructed from durable 20-gauge steel with a white finish. Extrusion slim type trim plate, with optical grade acrylic panel. Features an impact-resistant acrylic lens with bright red exit/stairs letters and white background.


The CHELSM-R Edge Lit Exit Sign comes with high bright white LEDs.

Emergency Operation

Upon failure of the normal utility power, an internal solid-state transfer switch automatically provides uninterrupted emergency operation for at least 90 minutes. The fully automatic solid-state, two-rate charger initiates battery charging to recharge a discharged battery in 24 hours.

Battery - Battery Backup

The CHELSM-R Edge Lit Exit Sign series is designed with a maintenance-free 3.2V 1500mAh LiFePO4 battery that provides a minimum emergency duration of 90 minutes. Recharge time of the battery is 24 hours.

Operational Temperature

Temperature Ratings
Battery Backup50°F to 104°F

Electrical Components

Universal input 120-277 VAC 50-60 Hz operation. LED display indicates AC/ON. An external push button test switch with battery backup units allows maintenance personnel to quickly determine the operational status of the unit.


The CHELSM-R Edge Lit Exit Sign series is suitable for side, wall, and ceiling with its universal mounting bracket.

Mounting Configurations   Mounting Configurations Explained


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