Retail - Photoluminescent Signage


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LumAware™ offers several options for retail facilities that major national chains such as Kroger has adopted.

Electric EXIT signs are expensive to install and maintain. The typical cost of installing an EXIT sign is $125 for every 25 feet.  In a large “Big Box” type facility, the EXIT sign installation could be over $1,000.

The benefits of LumAware energy free EXIT signs are that they never need:

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

Additionally, 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.

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

Kroger Announces Use of LumAware - VideoIn addition to energy free EXIT signs, LumAware has a full suite a safety and egress products to help retail facilities guide their shoppers and staff to safety in the event of an emergency.

Some of these other solutions are:

  • NFPA 101 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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