What are the benefits of photoluminescent signs?
In addition to keeping workplaces and work personnel safe, photoluminescent signs have many notable benefits which include:
Reduce Operating Expenses
Because photoluminescent signs do not require electricity to activate, they are a cost-effective alternative to traditional emergency signage as they will reduce electricity, installation, and maintenance costs.
When an emergency or power outage occurs, responders will need to know exactly where all points of importance are to be able to resolve the outage or help personnel evacuate the facility. These self-illuminating signs show the way in dark and wet conditions.
Long-lasting and low maintenance
Traditional LED safety signs are often prone to electrical failure, leading to costly replacements and repairs. Due to photoluminescent signs' being electricity-free and made from hard-wearing material, they require little to no maintenance and can last up to 10 years.
Photoluminescent safety signs meet the same code requirements and standards as those of traditional or electrical safety signs. When installed properly near ambient light for charging, these signs are code compliant and an acceptable alternative to traditional safety sign models.
Due to their low-maintenance, self-charging qualities, photoluminescent signs are extremely reliable. Reliability is one of the most important features any safety equipment and signage should have, making photoluminescent signs a sensible choice for your business.
Frequently asked questions on Photoluminescent signs
Q: How do photoluminescent signs work?
A: Photoluminescent signs illuminate in the dark through a process called photoluminescence. The signs are made from a special material that absorbs natural or ambient light and stores it. When there is sudden darkness, such as during an emergency or power outage, the signs release this stored light, allowing them to glow brightly and provide essential messages and wayfinding.
Q: How long do photoluminescent signs glow for?
A: Unlike traditional emergency signage, photoluminescent signs cannot be turned on or off. Their light becomes visible once surrounded by darkness, and their glow gradually fades over time. Depending on the grade of photoluminescent material used, these signs will typically glow for an average of 90 minutes from the moment the light source goes out. Once an external light source is reintroduced, they recharge and begin glowing again.
Q: Can photoluminescent signs replace traditional safety signs?
A: Yes, photoluminescent signs are a reliable and code-compliant alternative to traditional safety signs. They meet the same code requirements and standards and can be installed properly to serve as effective substitutes. However, it's important to assess your specific regulatory requirements and consult with safety professionals to ensure compliance in your industry or region.
Q: Are photoluminescent signs suitable for all environments?
A: Photoluminescent signs are highly versatile and can be used in various environments, including industrial settings, marine or offshore facilities, high-rise buildings, and underground structures. They are particularly valuable in environments with a high risk of power failures or blackouts. However, it's essential to select photoluminescent signs specifically designed for your intended environment to ensure optimal performance and durability.
Q: How long do photoluminescent signs last?
A: Photoluminescent signs are known for their longevity and low maintenance. Made from hard-wearing materials, they require little to no maintenance and can last up to 10 years. Their durability and reliability make them a cost-effective choice compared to traditional signs that may be prone to electrical failure and require frequent replacements or repairs.
Q: Can photoluminescent signs be customised?
A: Absolutely! At REGALTAGS, we offer customisation options for photoluminescent signs to suit your specific business needs. You can add details such as emergency contact numbers, specific escape routes, company logos, or any other site-specific information. This personalisation enhances safety communication and ensures that the signs align with your organisation's branding and requirements.
Q: Do photoluminescent signs comply with safety regulations?
A: Yes, photoluminescent safety signs meet the same code requirements and standards as traditional or electrical safety signs when installed properly near ambient light for charging. They are considered a code-compliant and acceptable alternative, providing the necessary safety information and guidance during emergencies.
Photoluminescent signs by REGALTAGS
At REGALTAGS, our tough photoluminescent signs are made from industry-standard materials and are suited to survive the harshest of environments. We have a large range of offshore-grade photoluminescent signage, available in both self-adhesive and rigid materials. These include escape route signage, directional arrows, projecting signs, muster point signage, and photoluminescent tape with chevrons or arrows. Many clients take advantage of our customised signage with site-specific details, including emergency contact numbers, lifeboat details and detailed escape routes.
If you’re looking for photoluminescent signs that your business can rely on, get in touch with our expert team at REGALTAGS today – we’re just a call or click away.