Photoluminescent Handrail Egress Markings

Ecoglo’s photoluminescent handrail markings have been expertly engineered, and rigorously tested, to enhance both the ease and speed of egress for stairs with railings. Our handrail strips are versatile enough to fit in any space, without distracting from the design of your building while providing a excellent handrail lighting solution.

Our illuminated handrails are proven to be highly resistant to the effects of UV/weathering. Ecoglo’s photoluminescent handrails glow brightly, guiding patrons safely. Ecoglo offers a variety of handrail lighting strips to ensure you get the right photoluminescence egress path marking systems for your project. 

Ecoglo H3001 Luminescent Handrail Strip

The H3001 Photoluminescent Handrail Strip measures 0.6” (15.5)mm and is ideal for a smaller railing banister, while meeting code to have luminous path markings.

H3001 is UL 1994 listed and meets the requirements of building codes, fire codes, and life safety codes across North America and around the world.

Ecoglo H5001 Luminescent Handrail Strip

Ecoglo’s H5001 Photoluminescent Handrail Marking measures 1” (27.0mm) and works well for larger banisters, while also meeting code to have luminous path markings.

In addition to the products listed above, Ecoglo offers a variety of luminous egress path marking solutions, to be used as photoluminescent handrail strips.

All stairs with railings vary from each other. Our handrail markings are versatile enough to be installed on any design or variation of handrails. Meant to be installed on the top of the handrail, spanning the entire length of the rail, the photoluminescent strip boasts a rigid aluminum base. Using a premium polyurethane adhesive increases the durability as well as providing moisture resistance. Ecoglo’s illuminated handrail markings can be easily applied on both smooth and textured surfaces, working very well on each. 

Photoluminescent handrail strips and handrail lighting markings provide handrail visibility and increase speeds in all light conditions. Luminous handrail markings within interior exit stair ways of high rise buildings are required by the following building and fire codes:

  • IBC/IFC 2009, 2012 section 1024.2.3
  • IBC/IFC 2015 section 1025.2.3
  • NYC LL 141 Section 1024.2.3
  • NYC LL26 RS 6.1 Section 2.2.3
  • NFPA 101 section

Handrails and handrail extensions shall be marked with a solid and continuous stripe having a minimum width of 1 inch (25mm). The stripe shall be placed on the top surface of the handrail for the entire length of the handrail, including extensions and newel post caps. Where handrails or handrail extensions bend or turn corners, the stripe shall not have a gap of more than 4 inches (102 mm).