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Solving Safety and Energy Needs with Photoluminescent and Self Luminous Exit Signs

Aug 17, 2007
We rarely stop to consider it, but exit signs are a vital safety tool. In this modern age with all of our giant skyscrapers and sprawling industrial compounds, exit signs help guide us through unfamiliar territory and, more importantly, help us find our way out when an emergency arises. They can also use up a lot of electricity, raising energy bills and lowering cost efficiency. Because of their dependence on electricity, they can often let us down in times of serious danger. The self luminous variety bring together safety and energy efficiency in a single item. The photoluminescent type and other self luminous types are a great choice for anyone wanting the most safety for their buck.

Self Luminous

Self luminous exit signs are chemically treated so that they stay lit around the clock. The most amazing thing about them is that they don't need any electricity. Many are highly durable, able to give off light for years at a time without having to be replaced, and they provide an amazingly reliable light source in times of emergency. The greatest thing about them is that they really do meet all of your energy efficiency and safety needs at the same time, allowing you to make the most of your safety design dollar.


The photoluminescent exit sign is another energy efficient safety choice. Photoluminescent signs glow-in-the-dark and require no electricity other than the electricity needed to run the ambient lighting around the sign. They work much like glow-in-the-dark stars, stickers, or key chains. They absorb the light around them and then, when the power goes out, they are able to light an escape route. This is great for two reasons. They can also "run" when there's no power source available, so they're effective in an emergency, and they don't use any energy whatsoever when there is no need for them to light up.

They are non-toxic, non-radioactive, and come in a variety of viewing distances. The pigments used on most will glow for up to 8 hours.

Why Photoluminescent?

Studies show that photoluminescent exit signs actually increase evacuation times in emergencies when there is smoke present. These self luminous signs also have comparable evacuation times to other types of exit signs in other emergency situations. Some experts have stated that, had these been in use during certain specific emergency evacuations, more people would have made it to safety. When your exit signs rely too heavily on electricity, you're setting yourself up for serious sign failure.

When you choose photoluminescent exit signs at The Exit Store, you're getting dependable and durable self luminous signs that come in a variety of viewing distances and esthetic designs. Our self luminous signs come in models that will stay lit either 10 years or 20 years, and our photoluminescent signs require only a 20th of the amount of light present in the average room to recharge and work effectively. If you're truly interested in the most energy efficient and effective safety signs, self luminous and photoluminescent are the best choice out there.
About the Author
The Exit Store has been providing exit signs and exit lights online since 2004. They focus on cost-effective quality and safety. They also carry an array of energy-efficient exit signs and lighting systems for even greater cost efficiency. http://www.theexitstore.com
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