This White-on-Green Photoluminescent Egress Path Marker does not require electricity. This code-compliant, UL-listed sign guides occupants to safety using a running man pictogram (symbol) and arrow that face point down and to the right to indicate the presence of an exit stairway.
Made by Everlux, a leading manufacturer of self-illuminated safety markers, this glow-in-the-dark egress path marker features photoluminescent white text on a 8in. x 12in. green plate. Each vinyl sign features an aluminum back, and is coated in a glow-in-the-dark pigment that provides at least 90 minutes of code-compliant visibility.
This sign complies with specifications from the International Building Code and NYC RS 6.1, New York City's standard for exit path markings, and is typically installed on fire doors within high-rise buildings. This sign may also be used in jurisdictions that comply with NFPA 101: Life Safety Code when approved by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
Where can I use these signs?
Egress path markers may not be used as traditional exit signs because they:
- Don't glow as brightly
- Don't have tall enough letters
- Are tested and certified as egress path markers, not as emergency power equipment
This stairwell sign complies with specifications prescribed in NFPA 101 and the International Fire Code, and meets the following standards:
- UL 1994: Standard for Luminous Egress Path Marking Systems
- ASTM E 2072: Standard Specification for Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Safety Markings
These signs are often mounted in locations where electricity is inaccessible. Local codes may also require door-mounted markers, particularly in high-rise buildings.
How does this sign work?
This white-and-green egress path marker (with pictogram) glows after sufficient exposure to light. Note, however, that the reliable light source required by life safety codes typically can't be natural lighting. Every photoluminescent sign needs illumination from an external charging light. Local fire codes may require that the charging light be on 24/7, while the building is occupied, or at other times. Always check with your local AHJ.
In compliance with UL 1994, this sign will provide a minimum of 8 millicandela per square meter (mcd/m2) when charged,¬ùenough light to be seen and understood from over 36 feet away.
Each sign can fully charge in 60 minutes when provided with a light source delivering:
- 11 lux (or 1 footcandle) of light
- A cool white source color (4000K)
These required levels of light may be provided by fluorescent and LED lights with a cool white color temperature. These lights are bright and typically reserved for indoor walkways and workspaces. Other types of lighting, even very bright incandescent (traditional) bulbs or neon signs, shouldn't be used as external charging lights.
Everlux's white-and-green egress path sign also meets New York City's standards for photoluminescent exit path markings. Each can provide a minimum of 5 mcd/m√É‚Äö√Ç¬≤ over 90 minutes when charged for 120 minutes with 21.6 lux (2 footcandles) of 4000K light.