Dec 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by LSS

As a facility manager, you are constantly having to make sure that your facility’s fire protection systems are up-to-date and properly working. Not to mention, keeping up with the latest codes and standards that are continually being updated can prove to be a daunting task. With that being said, photoluminescent egress path marking system and exit signs can help make facility manager’s jobs a little easier while keeping everyone’s lives safe in the event of an emergency. Part of a building’s overall fire safety plan is making sure that your building has a safe evacuation route clearly marked with photoluminescent egress path markers and exit signs. However, in existing buildings, there may already be emergency lighting in place. So then, why switch to photoluminescence when traditional emergency lighting has worked in the past?

Benefits of Photoluminescent Egress Path Markers and Exit Signs:

  • Meets requirements for codes and standards in existing and new buildings
  • PL exit signs can contribute to LEED Credits
  • Require no electrical power or maintenance
  • Doesn’t need to rely on any emergency backup system
  • Glows up to 48 hours in smoky / black out condition
  • Non-toxic or radioactive


During a fire, hallways and stairwell fill with smoke and become dark and hard to see. Occupants may slip, trip and fall, or bump into something as they struggle to find their way to safety. Photoluminescent egress path marking systems and exit signs allows a building to have continuous visual support without electricity by producing sunlight or recycling existing electrical light. Not only are they very low maintenance, but they help guide occupants to safety while illuminating any obstacles that may cause people to slip, trip and fall during an emergency.


Written by LSS

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