Testing of Emergency Lighting Systems in Academic Buildings, Dec. 21 and 22
On December 21 and 22, the Office of Design and Construction will be testing the emergency lighting systems in several academic buildings on and off campus. The emergency lighting systems in our buildings are designed to automatically activate in case the building should lose power for any reason, and these tests are being conducted to ensure that will happen. Because power could be lost during light or darkness, the tests must be conducted at night to determine that the emergency lighting levels comply with the regulations of The New Jersey State Department of Fire Safety.
The schedule is as follows:
- 171 Broadmead (6-7 p.m.)
- 58 Prospect (Fields Center) (7-7:45 p.m.)
- Campus Club (7:45-8:30 p.m.)
- Jadwin Hall (8:30-10 p.m.)
- 36 University Place (U-Store) (10-11 p.m.)
- McCosh Infirmary (6-7 p.m.)
- Alexander Hall (7-8 p.m.)
- Wilcox Hall (8-9 p.m.)
- Madison Hall (9-10 p.m.)
It should not be necessary to enter private offices because the emergency lights in buildings are generally only located in the common spaces of buildings. Power or lighting in those private offices should not be lost while engineers walk all common areas of the buildings to measure light levels. After the test in each building is completed, all common area power will be restored. We recommend that everyone log off their computers during the hours of the test in their building or apartment building. Many critical electrical components around campus are already connected to the emergency system and will not be affected by this shutdown.
Questions and concerns should be directed to the Facilities Service Center at (609) 258-8000.