Exit Signs by State - Comply with Your State and Local Regulation
There is often confusion over which colors are allowed when choosing an Exit sign for your building. Exit sign requirements vary by state and municipality, which is why it's important to check with your Fire Marshall to see whether Green Exit Signs
or Red Exit Signs are required in your building. The information below is for general guidance, only. For many, however, it is also important to get a “sense” of any color preference – so that your building is as consistent as possible with others in your area. Even though the European Union generally uses Green
Exit Signs (Red is used to specify prohibited actions), our UL 924 standards allow either Green Exit signs or Red Exit signs. Yet, localized codes often specify one or the
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Iowa State Compliant EXIT Signs
Iowa will allow either red or green Exit signs, but the Fire Marshal's office recommends red Exit signs. Iowa abides by NFPA Life Safety Codes and also offers a hardship waiver in uniquely difficult circumstances where NFPA standards are unable to be met due to hardship. As always, NFPA Life Safety guidelines are top priority, but contacting your local Fire Marshal will give you the greatest insight into your options and alternatives when purchasing Exit Signs and other life safety equipment.
Recommended Exit Signs for Iowa
These photoluminescent signs can be installed without wiring. These ecologically friendly signs are maintenance free, free of radiation and UL 924 listed. They last over 20 years and are the favorite of more and more property owners. Over the life of the sign, you will save $ thousands. You can decide in the field which directional arrows are needed.