Hospitality - Photoluminescent Signage

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Recent changes to the building codes have required the following updates as per the International Building Codes for R-1 classified high rises.

Low-level EXIT signs are important as they are required by the IBC (International Building Code) so you can find the emergency stairwells when smoke obscures the overhead lighting and EXIT signs. Energy free EXIT signs are perfect for low-level applications as they are easy to install and are damage resistant.Additionally, LumAware energy free EXIT signs never need:

  • Batteries to test or replace
  • Lightbulbs to test or replace
  • Electricity
  • Maintenance


Monthly inspections only require a visual inspection and no longer require your maintenance/facility team to physically do the 30-second monthly test nor the annual 90-minute test.

Hospitality Egress Comparative

These signs are visually appealing and can easily be installed and moved as no wiring, junction boxes, circuits or qualified electrician is needed.

In addition to energy free EXIT signs, LumAware has a full suite a safety and egress products to help hotels guide their staff and guests to safety in the event of an emergency.

Some of these other solutions are:

  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2012 code compliant stairwell signage
  • 180-degree visible fire extinguisher signage
  • 180 degree visible AED signage
  • ASTM e2072-E2073 compliant stairwell solutions that meet the ICC/IBC (International Building Code) standards such a patent pending Illuminating Liquid stair nosings
    • IBC code compliant emergency stairwell railing covers
    • IBC code compliant emergency door frame/door handle markings
    • Illuminating standpipe identification signage

Why Integrate Photoluminescence Into Your Egress Systems?

Despite meeting local codes, most buildings and structures have insufficient emergency lighting.  Complete Threat Preparedness consistently recommends the implementation of floor-level and low-level photoluminescent egress signage.  During an emergency, most people instinctually drop to the ground, making low-level signage life-saving.  Smoke and other conditions cause electrically-dependent emergency signage to be frequently obscured. Backup electrical systems can fail during an emergency situation due to water or heat damage.  During some situations (such as the 9/11 Pentagon attack), backup power is actually intentionally disabled by first responders, in order to prevent firefighters and others from being electrocuted, or to provide a tactical advantage for law enforcement.

Photoluminescent egress products don’t rely on external power.  They can provide reliable life-saving exit guidance in any conditions. Additionally, photoluminescent products are maintenance free and long lasting, eliminating the operational costs of electrically dependent signage.  Using photoluminescent signage is safer, more effective, and saves CTP clients significant energy costs every year.

What Can Photoluminecent EXIT Signs Do For You?

  • Maintenance-Free
    No batteries, light bulbs, electricity, or testing
  • LEED Credits
    LumAware EXIT signs qualify for 3 different LEED credits: EA, MR, and ID
  • Significant Cost Savings
    Over electric EXIT signs
  • 25 Year Warranty
    Every LumAware has a 25-year warranty
  • Recharged Indefinitely
    With as little as 5-foot candles of ambient light, which is always available where egress lighting is required
  • Exceptional Customer Service
    Certified fire/building inspectors who are all available to personally assist in answering any questions or concerns with replacing traditional signs with LumAware

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