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F4-E20 Photoluminescent Flat Stair Nosings

The F4-E20 Photoluminescent Anodized Flat Stair Nosing provides outstanding step edge visibility and clear instructions for egress that will enhance exit speed in all light conditions. This aluminum stair nosing can be used on a wide variety of applications; including timber, concrete,tiles, checker plate, steel, and thinly carpeted stairs. Ecoglo®’s Photoluminescent Flat Stair Nosings will bring your building up to code while complementing its design. Our team is industry-renowned amongst photoluminescent signs suppliers for creating stellar egress signage that will enhance patron safety in your building, helping to prevent slips, falls, and trips in all light conditions. Remember… with Ecoglo®, you’ll never miss a step!

*Also available as black anodized nosings

Luminous Flat Stair Nosings F4-E20
Environmentally Friendly Photoluminescent Flat Stair Nosings
  • This aluminum stair nosing product is LEED points qualified thanks to its great energy
    efficiency and “green” virtues.
  • These stair strips will consume zero energy throughout their lifespan, as they will be solely powered by existing lights in your facility.
  • This product is non-radioactive and non-toxic – a core trait of every Ecoglo® product.
  • We designed our aluminum nosing to be completely recyclable and will cost you nothing to dispose of.
Step Edge Safety
  • The color of the advanced photoluminescent technology provides a stark contrast to the non slip steps, providing step edge visibility in all light conditions.
  • Our team designed unique ridges into the Ecoglo® photoluminescent strips and the integrated anti slip contrast slips to provide unique all-weather slip resistance – providing sure footing even in the pouring rain.
Engineered for Durability
  • We manufacture our aluminum stair nosing using Ecoglo®’s patented process to produce the most durable and efficient photoluminescent product available.
  • The unique ridges in the photoluminescent strips protect the product from most abrasive wear – providing slip resistance while allowing the aluminum stair nosing to be easily cleaned.
  • Our stair strips can withstand the rigors of thousands of people walking on them and show no signs of wear and tear thanks to the hard-wearing silicon carbide non-slip material we integrally bonded to the aluminum substrate.
  • The thick anodized finish of our aluminum stair nosing is aesthetically pleasing, prevents corrosion, is abrasion resistant, and extremely hard. Its anodized aluminum surface is harder than pure aluminum, which is second only to diamond’s strong crystalline structure.
For Indoor Use and Outdoor Use
  • We used accelerated UV/weathering exposure to test our stair strips’ quality and have proven it is highly resistant to such UV/weathering effects.
  • When subjected to 6,000 hours of UV exposure – which is similar to 30 years of outdoor exposure – the loss in the product’s performance is less than can be detected by the human eye.
  •  Ecoglo® uses a “long chain” polymer in our patented manufacturing process to form strong UV resistant aluminum stair nosings when bonding.

General Information

  • Install our stair strips using polyurethane adhesive and mechanical fasteners. The product can also be installed using only the adhesive.
  • This metal stair nosing comes supplied with pre-drilled countersunk holes, including stainless steel fasteners and concrete nylon anchors. The standard hole is located 2” from each end and approximately 12” apart.
  • The standard lengths for our metal stair nosing are 8ft and 10ft, but this illuminated stair nosing is also available in cut to length sizes (Tolerance + or – 1/8”).
  • Inserts can come Attached or Unattached – Unattached is recommended for on-site cutting. Use premium polyurethane adhesive to install Ecoglo® inserts.
  • This egress signage weighs 0.44 lbs/ft.

Aluminum Finish:
  • This abrasive stair nosing is available in 6063 – T5 Aluminum, Mill Finish, or with Clear or Black Anodized Finish (Anodized to Type 2, Class 1. 20 microns thickness).
  •  Light Bronze and Dark Bronze Anodized finishes are available at an additional cost.

*Made in USA

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Leed Data

Ecoglo® egress signage qualifies for LEED Points
MR Credit 2: Construction Waste Management Divert from Land Fill
  • Our stair strips are aluminum-based and 100% recyclable

MR Credit 4: Recycled Content
  • Our aluminum stair nosing is aluminum-based, of course, and approximately 20% of the aluminum content in an Ecoglo® secondary billet specification is manufactured using recycled scrap

Ecoglo®’s recommended installation adhesive qualifies for Indoor Environmental Quality credits for low emitting materials and has low VOC’s: EQc4.1.

Benefit and Technical Data

The Ecoglo® F4-E20 meets or exceeds the performance criteria specified in the following tests and standards


Our illuminated stair treads are highly visible in both dark and light conditions.

  • ASTM E2073-02, Standard Test Method for Photopic Luminance of Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Markings.
  • DIN 67510 Part 1, Phosphorescent Pigments and Products: Measurement and identification by the manufacturer.
  • ISO 17398:2004 Clause 7.11, Safety Colors and Safety Signs- Classification, Performance and Durability of Safety Signs.
UV Stability

This product is highly durable in both outdoor and indoor settings.

  • ASTM G155-04 Cycle 1 2000hrs, Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials.
  • Salt Spray Resistance: ASTM B117-97 500hrs, Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus.
  • Freeze-Thaw Resistance: ASTM C1026-87 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Resistance of Ceramic Tile to Freeze-Thaw Cycling
Slip Resistant

Hard-wearing photoluminescent strips that won’t deteriorate under heavy usage.

  • UL410, Standard for Slip Resistance for Floor Surface Materials.
  • AS/NZS 4586-1999, Slip Resistance Classification of New Pedestrian Surface Materials.
Abrasion Resistance

Hard-wearing photoluminescent strips that won’t deteriorate under heavy usage.

  • ASTM D1242-95a Standard Test Methods for Resistance of Plastic Materials to Abrasion.
  • ASTM B 244-09 Test Methods for Measurement of Anodic Coatings on Aluminum and other Nonconductive Coatings on Nonmagnetic Basis Metals with Eddy-Current Instruments.
  • ASTM B137-95 Test Method for Measurement of Coating Mass per Unit Area of Anodically Coated Aluminum.
  • ASTM F510-14 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Abrasion of Resilient Floor Coverings Using an Abrader with a Grit Feed Method.
  • JIS H8682-1 Test methods for abrasion resistance of anodic oxide coatings on aluminum and aluminum alloys- Abrasive-wheel-wear abrasion resistance test.

Easy to clean photoluminescent strips that won’t have you breaking the bank.

  • ASTM D4828-94 (2016) Standard Test Methods for Practical Washability of Organic Coatings.
  • ASTM B136-84 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Stain Resistance of Anodic Coatings on Aluminum.

Ecoglo® stair strips are non-toxic and non-radioactive – a core trait of our business we strive to achieve.


Will not burn under any circumstance. How’s that for safety?

  • ASTM E162-02, Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source.
  • ASTM D635-03, Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position.
  • ISO 17398:2004 Clause 7.11 Safety Colors and Safety Signs- Classification, Performance and Durability of Safety Signs.
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