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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Minnesota State Compliant EXIT Signs
The St. Paul / Minneapolis area will see primarily red Exit signs. While the Minnesota State Building code has slightly different provisions than the NFPA Life Safety Code, the state generally follows the Life Safety Protocol. Technically, NFPA 101 code that is "more restrictive" than the MN building codes are not applied in the state. Since these restrictions go beyond the requirements for illuminated Exit signs, it is best to contact your local Fire Marshal for details regarding sprinklers and egress path equipment other than Exit Signs. Minnesota Exit Signs will vary depending on the area.
Recommended Exit Signs for Minnesota
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.