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The Publication of research findings from the first real evacuations on stairwells by the late Dr Guylene Proulx was a milestone in the development of photoluminescent safety way guidance systems. With the research carried out in the UK at the Building Reseach Establishment, under the leadership of Dr Gerry Webber the basis for standards such as BS 5266 - 6 and then ISO 16069 Safety Way guidance systems was given. JALITE has actively and continually supported research in the field and is absolutely committed to support claims of benefits of photoluminescent safety products with hard data.
The Brightness Rating of a photoluminescent product is the statement of the luminance decay properties after illumination with 2 ft candles of white (4000-4500oK) fluorescent lights for 2 hours. The statement is the luminance after 10 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes after activation. The minimum requirement for New York City stairwell egress systems is MEA BR 30-7-5. Brightness Rating BR is noted on all components of systems approved by the New York Building Division Material Evaluation and Acceptance Department for use in High Rise Egress Path Marking Systems to be used to meet Local Law 26 RS6-1 of New York City. JALITE AAA and JLUME materials were used by the New York City Building Division as basic calibration materials for independant testing laboratory approval and were the first materials approved for this application. Many more details are available from JALITE Technical Service to provide clear understanding about expected performance under all types of illumination conditions. Needless to say with JALITE competence and experience in this field sytems can be produced to satisfy all requirements. It is fundamental however to note that ALL photoluminescent systems require illumination in order to function. Adequate illumination of the best type possible will provide always the necessary and best possible results.
ISO 7010:2011 prescribes safety signs for the purposes of accident prevention, fire protection, health hazard information and emergency evacuation. The shape and colour of each safety sign are according to ISO 3864-1 and the design of the graphical symbols is according to ISO 3864-3. ISO 7010:2011 is applicable to all locations where safety issues related to people need to be addressed. However, it is not applicable to the signalling used for guiding rail, road, river, maritime and air traffic and, in general, to those sectors subject to a regulation which may differ with regard to certain points of ISO 7010:2011 and of the ISO 3864 series. ISO 7010:2011 specifies the safety sign originals that may be scaled for reproduction and application purposes. ISO TC 145 SC2 is the Technical committee responsible for the standardisation of graphical symbols for safety signs and is composed of world experts in the field of safety signs and safety way guidance systems. This Technical Committee is responsible also for other key Standards in the field of photoluminescent signs and materials.
JALITE Photoluminescent Safety Signs are safety signs which are produced using phosphorescent material that absorb light energy under normal lighting conditions and will then release this stored energy in the form of light over time. If the lighting is lost or obscured during a power failure or an emergency, JALITE Photoluminescent Safety Signs will remain conspicuous and visible to evacuees and emergency services providing essential safety information and instruction. The brightness of the signs on power loss and length of time over which the safety signs remain visible depends on the amount of light illuminating the sign prior to the emergency and the performance classification of the material chosen. JALITE has led the way in performance standards for photoluminescent safety signs and related safety way guidance products for well over 30 years. The photoluminescent safety signs using JALITE AAA and JALITE SB quality are of course the best in their Class! These products show exceptional brightness and longevity while being quick charging even at low light levels. For more information or a catalogue please browse the website or use the "Search function on JALITE" with words or questions for related material. A direct enquiry e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org will receive our immediate attention.
All the new tall buildings for commercial and industrial use in Seattle and major cities of Washington State USA will soon benefit from the same systems installed in New York City some 6 years ago. Washington State adopted Section 1024 of the revised IBC Building Code of 2009 to which all new buildings must comply within 2012. Of course, all existing buildings would clearly benefit from adopting the new code irrespective of any electrical systems installed and many forward thinking, "above minimum requirement" property owners will be considering improving their buildings for enhanced tenant safety.
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Jalite is active in over 109 countries
In the 35 year history of JALITE, products have been developed and supplied to over 100 countries in the world and often with safety messages in the local language or with dual language, with the International Safety language English. It has been a JALITE tradition to fully comply with National and International Standards for the design of our products. Now, with JALITE presence on three continents and Authorised Distribtors world wide we can be considered local throughout the world.