Photoluminescent Signs and Tapes
Photoluminescent (glow in the dark) material is fast becoming one of the most important new technologies in the life-safety industry. From buildings of all types to airplanes, trains and passenger ships, photoluminescent signage and wayfinding products are integral to modern life-safety plans.
Stable and non-toxic, with low maintenance and a long service-life, photoluminescent products are safe, effective and economical.
A Proven Application
Photoluminescent signage was first used commercially in 1996. Since then, photoluminescence has become a requirement for safety signage in passenger ships, aircraft and tall building across North America.
Many building codes now mandate the use of photoluminescent signage. In New York City, Local Law 26 require that photoluminescent signage be provided on egress routes and in many other locations where information must be displayed clearly when electrical power fails. PowederGlo TM provides the highest quality photoluminescent signage in the industry.
Green Mountain Graphics photoluminescent installations include many prestigious New York buildings:
< The New York Times Building
< The Brill Building
< 101 Park Avenue
... to name just a few
Photoluminescent Signs Save Lives
Research after 9/11 proved that PL egress signs save lives in a blackout
Photoluminescent Signs Save Money
Installing PL signs is vastly less expensive than equivalent electrical signs
Photoluminescent Signs Save The Environment
No power to run them, non-toxic, no radioactivity, 40 year + lifespan, and they are recyclable!
Where To Use Photoluminescent Signs:
< When mandated by codes (like Local Law 26)
< When renovating - add PL exit signs to save money
< New construction - add PL egress marking to meet or exceed local codes
< Vulnerable populations - senior centers, daycares, schools
Tested And Certified To Meet International Codes
Regulators in North America now embrace photoluminescent signs as a preferred alternative to electrical signage. Code organizations such as NFPA Life Safety Code 101 and Underwriters Laboratory Inc UL924 recognize and allow PowderGlo TM photoluminescent signage to replace electrical exit signs.
PowderGlo TM signage meets or exceed the following national and international specifications and codes:
< New York CIty, Local Law 26, RS6-1 & RS6-1A
< DIN 67510-1, world-wide photoluminescent spec
< ISO/CD 15370, world-wide spec for passenger ships
< ASTM E 2072-00, world-wide photoluminescent spec
< APTA SS-PS-004-99, passenger railway spec
< 1998 & 2009 California Building Code
< NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
< UL 924 Photoluminescent Exit Sign Standard
< PowderGlo TM International Building Safety Catalog
Additional Information (PDFs):
< PowderGlo TM UL-924 Exit Signs