NYC Approved Edge Lit Red LED Exit Sign | Surface Mount

Base Code: NYCELRT-R

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NYC Approved Edge Lit Red LED Exit Sign | Surface Mount

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New York City approved exit sign. The ultimate in versatility, this unit will solve almost any mounting configuration. No need to buy multiple styles, this one has it all - surface and wall mount capable! Edge lit panel is high grade acrylic with customizable directional chevrons. Removable front cover makes installation and maintenance headache-free!

Available in Recessed Mount (NYCELRT-R-RM)

Compatible Battery:  B3A-48

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 unit uses energy efficient and long lasting LED's.

Battery Included

Battery Included
This unit contains a battery for backup power. The battery must be connected during installation.


  • New York City Approved
  • UL 924, NEC, OSHA and NFPA 101 Life SafetyCode
  • Listed for damp location
  • Most versatile edge lit exit sign on the market
  • Wall, sloped, high, or standard ceiling and recessed mount available
  • Aluminum housing with high grade acrylic face
  • Field Installable Arrows for Left, Right or Both directions.
  • Long life LED illumination
  • Test switch and charge rate indicator on battery backup models
  • Dual 120/277 volt operation
  • NON CEC Compliant

Previous Product Codes: NYCELRT, NYCELRT-R


Weight10.00 lb

Whats included?

  • RED LED Exit Sign
  • Clear Single Sided "EXIT" Faceplate (with optional adhesive arrows)
  • Mirrored Double Sided "EXIT" faceplate (extra cost)
  • Recessed Mounting Kit (extra cost)
  • Mounting Canopy, Installation Instructions & Hardware
  • NiCad Battery - Must connect the battery after installation


The NYCELRT-R series housing is constructed of die-cast aluminum housing with an etched, clear acrylic panel. Double sided panel comes as mirrored configuration. Lettering is NYC approved 8" high with 3/4" stroke.


The NYCELRT-R series provides a long life LED illumination. The unit is constructed with a red high output LED board. Energy consumption is rated at less than 3 watts for the AC only model units. Battery Backup units energy consumption is rated at less than 5 watts.

Emergency Operation

Upon failure of the normal utility power, an internal solidstate 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 NYCELRT-R series is designed with a 4.8 Volt maintenance-free NiCad battery. The battery is protected by a low voltage cut-off circuit. The operating temperature range for the battery is 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C).

Self-Testing Option

This unit continuously self checks for proper operation. The multi-color LED indicator light will indicate the status after testing and adjust when corrected. The unit will self test in emergency mode for up to the full 90 minute duration to ensure proper operation during an actual power failure.

Electrical Components

Dual voltage input 120/277 VAC operation. LED display indicates AC/ON. An external push button test switch allows maintenance personnel to quickly determine the operational status of the unit. Unit offers brown out, overload and short circuit protection.


The NYCELRT-R is suitable for wall, sloped, high or standard ceiling mounting. Recessed mounting option allows unit to be ceiling recessed for drop ceiling or new construction application only. Includes field installable directional arrow indicators. All hardware is included.

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Q Jim Hallaren • 07/03/2019, 2:55:43 PM Is a white glass with red letters version available to meet City of Chicago Code. Need single faced sign that can be mounted on a 45 degree sloped ceiling. Thanks
A Exit Light Co. This unit would not be City of Chicago approved. Unfortunately we do not carry an Edge Lit City of Chicago approved exit sign.
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