Why do I Need to Install Luminous Egress Path Markings in my Building?

Ranging from glow in the dark exit signs to photoluminescent step-edge markings, luminous egress path markings are now considered a mainstream safety feature of high-rise commercial buildings, not only across the United States but around the world.

Most architectural specifiers, builders, and facility managers are up to date on code compliance guidelines and building code regulations, and know where luminous egress path markings are required, but why do you need them in your building?


Luminous Egress Path Markings Code Compliance

According to the 2018 International Building Code luminous egress path markings shall be installed in new and existing high-rise commercial buildings [see IFC 1104.24, 1025]. Many states have already adopted this standard, or previous editions of the IBC/IFC into their local building codes, making the installation of luminous egress path markings mandatory.

In addition to meeting code compliance there are many other reasons you should install luminous egress path markings in your building.

Providing Reliable Exit Lighting

In the case of any emergency, it is critical patrons can find their way safely and quickly to the exit discharge. Although there are many options for emergency exit lighting available to illuminate your building’s exit path, photoluminescent egress products are the most reliable option available.

Without the need for wiring, back-up power or batteries, luminous egress path markings provide a bright, steady light source for hours after a power loss. A luminous egress system simply needs exposure to a natural or artificial light source in order to gain a charge and produce a reliable light source.

Protecting Patrons

To best protect patrons in an emergency, the egress path way in your building needs to be easy to see, and easy to follow. The designated emergency egress path way may likely have less foot traffic than the rest of your building; meaning patrons may be unaware of the exit pathway almost completely.

Luminous egress path markings clearly outline the exit path, regardless of the lighting condition. Thanks to these emergency lighting products, patrons can easily identify and stay within the egress pathway, leading them out of the building in a time-efficient manner.  

Reducing Stress

Arguably one of the most attractive features of luminous egress path markings is the peace of mind they bring. Luminous egress systems do not require regular battery replacements or costly installations done by electricians. Additionally, to meet luminous egress code photoluminescent egress path markings do not require regular maintenance. Usually a light dusting, and the occasional wipe from a cleaning cloth is more than enough to keep your PL products glowing—giving your mind one less thing to worry about.  

Because luminous egress path markings operate completely independently of your building’s power systems you never have to worry about your emergency lighting coming on when it’s needed. There is no flip to switch or button to push, luminous egress path markings are always ready to illuminate your building’s egress path way.

Luminous egress path markings are quickly becoming the standard for emergency lighting. The many benefits of photoluminescent egress products make them an easy choice for enhancing the safety of any building!  

Ecoglo manufactures the most reliable photoluminescent egress lighting products available on the market. Not only are our PL products code compliant, but they are extremely durable, meaning you won’t have to worry about your luminous egress path way for years to come.

Our products are manufactured using a patented process which utilizes the thermoset of a dry powder. This process combines the best of photoluminescent properties with exceptional durability.

For all your luminous egress path marking needs, rely on Ecoglo to bring you the best!