This White-on-Red Fire Extinguisher Arrow sign guides a building's occupants to the location of life-saving equipment. These signs glow in the dark without electricity using photoluminescent white text and symbols on a 16in. x 4in. vertical vinyl sign.
Each of these glow-in-the-dark fire extinguisher arrow signs provides:
- A minimum of 90 minutes' illumination
- A universal pictogram (symbol) of an extinguisher
- The text √É¬¢fire extinguisher√É¬¢
- One long vertical arrow designed for installation above the extinguisher
Manufactured by Everlux, a world-renowned maker of safety signage, this glow-in-the-dark sign features a photoluminescent body, clear symbols, and high-contrast text. The pigment provides 90 minutes' illumination after sufficient exposure to light in accordance with ASTM-E2072, ASTM International's testing standard for photoluminescent markings.
How does this fire extinguisher sign work?
Everlux's white-on-red extinguisher arrow sign glows after sufficient exposure to light. Note, however, that the √É¬¢reliable light source√É¬¢ required by life safety codes typically can't be natural lighting. Every photoluminescent sign needs illumination from an external charging light to glow in accordance with their standards or listings.
This sign will provide a minimum of 5.5 millicandelas per square meter (mcd/m√É‚Äö√Ç¬≤) when charged. 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,¬ùeven very bright incandescent (traditional) bulbs or neon signs,¬ùshouldn't be used as external charging lights.
Where and how should I install this fire extinguisher arrow?
Under NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, fire extinguishers must be installed in high-visibility locations or their positions clearly indicated when visually obstructed. This sign enhances visibility and complies with ASTM E 2072: Standard Specification for Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Safety Markings.
This single-sided, low-maintenance Everlux white-on-red fire extinguisher arrow sign is designed for surface mounting on a wall. With this standalone sign, installers can either:
- Place heavy-duty, double-sided sign tape (or a similar adhesive) on the back of the sign
- Use drywall screws or other sign-mounting hardware, mounting along the sign's border as needed