Photoluminescent Egress Path Marking

Dealing with the continuous development of new standards and standards while working hard to maintain compliance with fire and life safety systems can be challenging. With the reconstruction of existing buildings, engineers must assess the condition of the buildings while integrating existing and new building requirements related to emergency exits and lighting systems.

Not surprisingly, engineers are almost ignorant of the problems faced by facility managers while maintaining each system. The Photoluminescent Egress Path Marking system and the exit sign are said to be the perfect solution to make the life of facility managers a little easier. The photoluminescence exit system meets the requirements of the existing building and new building codes and standards, but in existing buildings, emergency lighting already exists. So why switched to photoluminescence when traditional emergency lighting was effective in the past?

The use of photoluminescence (PL) has many advantages over traditional emergency lighting. For example, PL is a perfect “green” solution because it is non-toxic or radioactive. Needless to say, the PL logo counts towards LEED credit! However, one of the greatest advantages of using Photoluminescent Egress Path Marking is the low maintenance. Different from the lighting and signs connected to the wires, the PL does not need a power source, and the battery or light bulb emits light, all of which must be constantly tested and replaced. Instead, it uses sunlight or existing lights, saving thousands of facility managers over time. Since the illuminated sign stores the energy of the building’s ambient lighting, the building can last up to 48 hours of visual support in the event of a power outage or smoke. This will allow people enough time to evacuate, especially in high-rise offices or hotel buildings. So don’t do more work for yourself when the only maintenance you need is the initial installation.

Luminous exit path marking systems and exit signs can distinguish between life and death in the event of a fire. Not only are they extremely low-maintenance, they can also help guide passenger safety while illuminating any obstacles that could cause people to fall, trip and fall in an emergency.

The “International Building Code” and “International Fire Code” require that a Photoluminescent Egress Path Marking system and exit sign be provided in buildings over 75 feet. Higher than the minimum level for fire-fighting vehicles.