GlowSmart™ photoluminescent do not require electricity. Increasingly, they are replacing electrical or battery-driven signs. You avoid the hassles of battery or bulb replacement and the expense of wiring. Also, after the end of a blackout, you can quickly return to building (and not wait for a battery pack to laboriously recharge).
• Our GlowSmart™ photoluminescent signs meet and exceed the stringent New York City Building Code (Ref. Std. RS 6-1 and RS 6-1A). Moreover, they meet ASTM E2072 using the new test procedures recently passed (August 2007).
• Before August, 2007, the activation procedure was much more lenient. Prior to measuring the sign's luminance in the dark, the old standard (circa 2002) allowed signs to be blasted with intense Xenon lighting. This allowed inferior signs to pass. In August 2007, the test procedure was significantly improved. Fluorescent lighting became the norm.
• The implications for signs are also important. Signs need to have more photoluminescent punch. Our GlowSmart™ signs are loaded with Strontium Aluminate and other photoluminescent pigments.
• GlowSmart™ signs use photoluminescent materials that meet or exceed current standards and codes!