Ecoglo’s mission is to create safer environment, for people of all abilities, by providing high- quality, durable luminous egress path markings. Ecoglo products are UL certified and exceed the standards set out in both the international building code and international fire code. Our core focus is to upgrade egress paths and infrastructure projects to reduce the potential for trips, and enhance egress speeds.
Ecoglo directional signs and luminous egress path markings are manufactured using a patented process. To maximize luminance, Ecoglo utilizes a dry powder in the manufacturing process of our photoluminescent exit signs and luminous egress path markings.
The tightly controlled application method embeds photoluminescent particles in a clear durable polymer, that visibly glows for hours.
The physical nature of the dry powder embedding process and the optical properties of the polymer ensure maximum efficiency of the photoluminescent particles to absorb useful wavelengths from a natural, or artificial light source. This light then re-emits from the product towards a viewer’s eye.
Ecoglo’s photoluminescent emergency lighting products use a custom produced photoluminescent pigment which has a longevity greater than all other pigments (over 100) which Ecoglo has been perfecting since 2001.
All Ecoglo PL lighting products are rigorously engineered to provider greater visibility than relevant building codes and standards currently require. Photoluminescent visibility is comprised of more than just luminance or brightness. Contrast against adjacent surfaces also plays into photoluminescent visibility.
Ecoglo step-edge products incorporate a black anti-slip strip that provides excellent contrast against adjacent surfaces. The luminance and color contrast to the PL step-edge creates a clearly defined step-edge in all lighting conditions—dark, light, twilight and dim.
Our luminous egress path marking products are visible from a greater distance and a longer time after the lights go out. By incorporating a black anti-slip strip, Ecoglo maximizes the visibility and step-edge contrast.
Ecoglo PL products have been proven to be highly resistant to the effects of UV/weathering, after undergoing accelerated UV/weathering testing.
We have extended our testing from the regular 1000 or 2000 hour testing to 6000 hours, which is comparable to about 30 years of outdoor exposure.
While there was noticeable loss of gloss of the top surface after 6000 hours of exposure, the PL lighting’s brightness diminished less than what could be detectable by the human eye, measured to be an approximate loss of 5-8%.
The unique ridges found in the photoluminescent strips protect the glowing areas from the most abrasive wear and tear.
The dry powder utilized in the manufacturing process means the polymer used in Ecoglo products is long chain, which forms a strong UV resistant product during bonding.
The manufacturing of all Ecoglo PL products involves integral bonding of the photoluminescent layer to a rigid aluminum substrate. This process eliminates the chance of delamination or peeling.
Ecoglo’s photoluminescent exit signs, and other directional signs, uniquely incorporate an integrally bonded anti-graffiti protective top-coat over the print. Additionally, this layer provides protection against abrasive wear. The top layer bonds into the substrate, eliminating the chances of delamination or peeling.
Our PL products are bonded onto rigid aluminum, with a protective coat applied on top for greater installed durability.
The unique ridges in the photoluminescent strips and the integrated anti-slip contrast strips provide all-weather slip resistance.
Ecoglo combines ridges and anti-slip contrast strips for slip resistance.
Aside from being UL certified and meeting the requirements set out by the 2015 IBC and 2015 IFC, Ecoglo is the greener, safer choice for egress path marking solutions.
Widely used alternatives use liquid formulations which carry photoluminescent particles. These liquid formulas can suffer from settling out of the dense photoluminescent particles resulting in inconsistent luminance properties.
Ecoglo PL products are proven to provide hours of photoluminescent light and are completely non-toxic.