Luminous Egress in Virginia

As part of the 2015 Virginia Construction Code, which become effective September 2018, the installation of luminous egress path markings in new and existing high-rise commercial buildings is now required. This requirement was adopted from the 2015 International Building Code

For code compliant, industry-leading luminous egress path markings, trust ecoglo® to bring your Virginia facility up to code!

Your #1 Choice for Code Compliant Luminous Egress Path Markings in Virginia

For more than 20 years ecoglo® has been supplying facilities across the nation with a full package of code compliant luminous egress solutions, to ensure safer, more timely evacuations. Our patented manufacturing process, which includes the embedment of a dry powder into a durable surface, brings out brighter, longer lasting photoluminescent properties. After only a few minutes of exposure to either a natural or artificial light source, ecoglo®’s luminous egress path markings will brightly shine the way towards the exit discharge.

Our products not only meet all local, relevant Virginia building codes, but exceed international building, fire and life safety codes.

Remember… with ecoglo®, you’ll never miss a step!

Ecoglo H3001 Photoluminescent Handrail Markings

Providing a Safe Illuminated Egress Path

Operating completely independently of your facility’s electrical circuits, ecoglo® photoluminescent products will be there to guide patrons to the exit, when everything else has failed. Not only do our products shine brightly in the dark, without casting shadows, but the photoluminescent light source cuts through smoke providing an easy to follow egress pathway, no matter the conditions. 

Within an egress pathway, all stair treads, handrails and obstructions must always remain visible in order to provide a safe egress. By providing a highly visible, easy to follow egress pathway for occupants, allows for a safe, quick evacuation no matter the conditions. 

Your Virginia state ecoglo® representative is available to help you create a custom luminous egress pathway for your facility!

Luminous Egress Path Marking Code Compliance in Virginia

Section 1025 provisions provide an additional level of safety to buildings’ egress paths by requiring the installation of photoluminescent or self-illuminating marking systems that do not require electrical power and the associated wiring and circuits. This means that even if a building’s power supply fails to operate, photoluminescent egress markings ensures occupants can safely egress a building via exit stairways. This is especially necessary in high-rise buildings, which feature a greater anticipated occupant load and occupants which way not be familiar with the emergency exit path.

Review Virginia’s luminous egress guidelines here: 

Fire and Building Safety

The Virginia State Fire Marshall is devoted to making fire safety a way of life for all citizens! Through education, ensuring code compliance, identifying potential risks and implementing procedures to reduce those risks. Moreover, the Fire Marshall’s Office aids local building and fire officials in the application and enforcement of fire prevention measures. In alignment with these goals, the installation of luminous egress path markings helps to keep citizens safe from the dangers of fire.

Recommended Luminous Egress Path Marking Products for Virginia

Browse a range of photoluminescent products, specially picked for your Virginia facility.

Ecoglo H5001 Luminescent Handrail Strip
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Ecoglo E30 Series Luminous Contrast Strips
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Ecoglo RF7-E30 Aluminum Luminescent Flat Stair Treads
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Ecoglo S10-E30 Series Luminous Cast In Place Stair Nosing
Luminous Cast in Place Stair Nosing

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