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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Colorado State Compliant EXIT Signs
Colorado accepts both red and green Exit signs, but some localities may require green Exit signs in particular. From the code at University of Colorado- Boulder Facilities Management: "The word "EXIT" must be in high contrast with the background and must be clearly discernible when the exit sign illumination means is or is not energized. If an arrow is provided as part of the exit sign, the construction must be such that the arrow direction cannot be readily changed." Colorado requires particular-colored signs based on the town or municipality, so it is best to consult your local fire marshal for the best recommendation/requirement.
Recommended Exit Signs for Colorado
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.