This is the fourth edition of CSA C860, Performance of internally lighted exit signs. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2007, 2001, and 1996.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard provides performance requirements and test methods for evaluating power consumption of internally lighted exit signs.
Note: Visibility requirements are contained in CSA C22.2 No. 141.
Exit signs specifically designed for use in hazardous locations need not comply with the requirements of this Standard.
This Standard does not apply to flashing exit signs.
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