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Finding the Right Emergency Lighting Battery
There are a few things to consider when you're shopping for the right emergency light battery replacement. Different models of emergency devices have different power needs, so it's important to find a replacement battery that meets or exceeds the original manufacturer specifications.
Size, Shape and Voltage - Don’t spend your time and money on a replacement battery only to find it doesn't fit. Before you shop online or in-store, check the size, shape and voltage of your current battery. If you're not sure about the specifications, bring your old battery into your local Batteries Plus Bulbs store and one of our associates can help you find the right match.
Battery Type - Most emergency lighting devices use either a classic sealed lead battery or a nickel-cadmium battery. Both types are rechargeable, and each has unique advantages and disadvantages. Lead acid batteries have a better temperature resistance, making them a safer choice for outdoor applications. Nickel-cadmium batteries typically have a longer lifespan and are also smaller and lighter for compact devices. While both types are popular for emergency lighting, not all systems accept both, so be sure to check your device specifications before buying a replacement.
Know the Usage - Depending upon the type of emergency lighting device, it may be fully battery-operated or use batteries only as a backup power source. Check the primary power source of your emergency lighting to help decide which type of battery fits best.
If you've found the perfect battery but you're still having trouble with your emergency lighting fixture, it may be time to replace your device. Shop our selection of emergency fixtures, including exit signs, lights and combo units with classic and LED designs, for efficient and trustworthy emergency lighting.