34. Emergency lighting: In the event of failure of the primary source of current, an approved emergency lighting system with an automatic switch shall:
(a) be provided for exits, hallways used as means of egress and exit signs, in accordance with paragraph f of subsection 2 of section 22, paragraph d of subsection 2 of section 23 and paragraph e of subsection 4 of section 24;
(b) maintain lighting where required in paragraph a while the building is occupied to levels not less than 1 decalux for a period of not less than:
i. 1 hour for a hospital center or special care institution;
ii. 1/2 hour for all other destinations;
(c) be inspected every month;
(d) it would be preferable to install such power source above ground.
The installation of such emergency lighting systems shall comply with the Act respecting electrical installations (chapter I-13.01) and with any other standard published therefor by the Department.
All automatic emergency lighting equipment installed after 2 September 1981 shall be in accordance with the standard: Unit Equipment Emergency Lighting, CSA C.22.2 No. 141-1972.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-3, r. 4, s. 34.