Emergency lighting is a vital part of a facility’s life safety program. It is important to carefully consider the needs of your facility to achieve the best results. Codes and regulations, such as the NFPA® 101® Life Safety Code®, establish guidelines for emergency lighting equipment. However, there may be circumstances that call for more than minimum standards. Incorporating the right combination of elements into emergency lighting design helps provide a higher degree of safety. The best emergency lighting system is carefully planned for a specific building and its occupants. This section includes a summary of some of the significant factors involved in this planning process.