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Glow in the dark, Photoluminescent Fire Safety Signs.

In order to comply with the requirements of the Building Regulations 1991, every doorway or other exit providing access to a means of escape, other than exits in ordinary use, should be provided with an exit sign. Installation of signs conforming to British Standard 5499 will satisfy both the Building Regulations 1991 and the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals Regulations) 1996.

Exit signs should be legible at all material times. In premises where emergency lighting has been considered necessary for means of escape purposes such signs should be illuminated by the emergency lighting supply in the event of a failure of the normal lighting. Any of the following methods are considered suitable, lamps external to the sign but providing adequate illumination of it, lamps contained within the sign, internally illuminated signs, Self luminous signs requiring no external power source.

Reference should be made to the following British Standards where appropriate.
B.S. 5499 Safety signs, including fire safety signs.
BS EN 60598-2-22:1998+A2:2008 Luminaire’s. Particular requirements. Luminaire’s for emergency lighting

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Photoluminescent signs

Glow in the dark or photoluminescent are an economical way of providing direction and guidance in the event of a power failure. They work in addition to the statutory emergency lighting required. Monarch Fire are approved distributors for Jalite signs including the new brushed aluminium fire safety signs and Photoluminescent Fire Safety Signs. 

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High quality photoluminescent signs really do glow and are highly visible if the  lighting fails which will help to reduce panic, confusion and lack of direction in an emergency situation. Photoluminescent signs can be used to mark out escape routes, assembly points, fire points, fire extinguishers signs and many more fire safety applications.

Jalite AAA

Jalite is the leading manufacture of photoluminescent signs. JALITE AAA photoluminescent requires no electrical connection and will illuminate instantly when normal lighting fails. Jalite have engineered a product that contains rare earth illuminate compounds within a coating that is energised in a very short time by the ultra violet and blue light wave length energy that is present in nearly all forms of light source. It boasts excellent initial brightness and overall luminescence performance, making it the ideal material for fire safety signs and life saving appliances.

Where applicable JALITE photoluminescent signs and products are designed in conformance with British and International Standards. Below is a list of standards that you might find useful when searching for references. Certificates of conformity are available upon requests.

BS 5499-4:2000
Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Code of practice for escape route signing.

BS ISO 7010:2011
Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Registered safety signs.

BS ISO 9186-1:2007
Graphical symbols - Test methods - Part 1: Methods for testing comprehensibility

BS ISO 9186-2:2008
Test methods - Part 2: Methods for testing perceptual quality, 2008.

BS ISO 3864-1:2011
Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 1: Design principles for safety signs and safety markings.

BS ISO 3864-3:2012
Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 3: Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs.

BS ISO 3864-4:2011
Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 4: Colorimetric and photometric properties of safety sign materials.

BS ISO 16069:2004
Graphical symbols. Safety signs. Safety way guidance systems (SWGS).

BS ISO 17398:2004
Safety colours and safety signs. Classification, performance and durability of safety signs.

DIN 67 510 Part 1
Phosphorescent pigments and products - Measurement and identification by the manufacturer.

DIN 67 510 Part 4
Phosphorescent pigments and products - Luminance requirements for photoluminescent materials.

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