Luminous egress path markings create a highly visible pathway outlining elements such as steps, landing, doors and communicate critical information such as a change in floor level or direction.
Photoluminescent light cuts through smoke and shadows and brightly illuminates an egress pathway, without casting shadows, unlike electrical lighting which casts shadows on steps and can actually hinder egress speeds.
Often, high mounted emergency exit signs could be extinguished by smoke, while self-illuminating exit signs will always remain visible in heavy smoke, and all conditions. Photoluminescent lighting products help to create a safer exit path and can play a vital, life-saving role. The standard for luminescent egress path markings is low level continuous markings, less than 4 feet above floor level, providing an ideally lit path, even in smoky conditions.
When drained, an emergency light battery could take up to several days to recharge. An Ecoglo® luminous egress lighting product, even if stored in a dark room for a week, can be charged in as little as 10 minutes, producing 2 hours of luminous light. Ecoglo® photoluminescent directional signs and anti-slip stair treads can easily be installed and require no maintenance. Many electric or battery operated exit signs require expensive installation by electricians and may require annual inspections, regular bulb or battery replacements. All you need to take care of your Ecoglo® products is a feather duster!