General Information About ADA
Summary: The Americans with Disabilities Act, known as ADA, was enacted on July 26, 1992 for the purpose of eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. One intent of ADA is to provide people with disabilities accommodations and access equal or similar to that provided to the general public.
ADA as it pertains to Lighting Fixtures (Figure 1): Objects projecting from walls with their leading edges between 27” and 80” above the finished floor shall protrude no more than 4” into walkways, corridors, passageways or aisles.
It is a fact that the ADA lighting requirements gave birth to some unlovely designs. Our job has been to design lighting fixtures that meet the ADA requirements and yet compromise nothing in terms of quality and design. We have over 80 sconces that meet ADA requirements and are labeled with an ADA icon in the catalog.
Buildings Affected: Public buildings, accommodations and commercial facilities.
Look for the ADA icon on our product pages.