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What is photoluminescence?

What is photoluminescence?

There are two types of photoluminescence and these are fluorescence and phosphorescence. Fluorescent materials absorb light and then emit light instantaneously at a different wavelength. Phosphorescent materials absorb light of short wavelength and then emit light slowly over time also at a different, longer wavelength. It is often the case that the two photoluminescent phenomena can occur at the same time and indeed JALITE produce special high visibility products that are highly conspicuous in both the "daylight" and dark condition to improve visibility of escape paths.These are shown in the picture above this article. Typical safety grade phosphorescent materials absorb in the UV, Blue light visible region (300 - 450nm) of the spectrum and emit in the yellow green (500- 600nm). JALITE materials are covered by the technically correct term phosphorescent. The energy needed to activate it is supplied by common light sources such as daylight, ordinary tungsten filament and the most effective fluorescent lights with a high colour temperature. Under sudden power loss situations, the material immediately appears very bright and is conspicuous at a distance, providing an effective, bright contrast for text and graphical symbols and ensuring that safety messages are quickly recognised. This assists people to orientate themselves so that they can react effectively and evacuate efficiently. JALITE materials are designed specifically to maximize both high initial brightness and persistence which is often expressed as long after glow.. Furthermore, as for the flagship products JALITE AAA and JALITE SB they can be charged easily at low illumination and with short exposure times to light energy.

JALITE Authorized Distributor

JALITE Authorized Distributors are typically: Fire Protection and Prevention companies Fire Fighting equipment supply and service companies Fire Safety Management consultant companies Facilities Management companies Janitorial Service and Property Maintenance companies Electrical Supply and Contract companies Safety sign companies Leading Safety products catalogue companies Marine and Offshore chandler, service and supply companies

Safety Signs categories

Safety Signs categories

Safety Sign categories are further sub divided to groups of products with similar functions as follows: Safe Condition Emergency Equipment First aid & emergency equipment Emergency Equipment - Life Saving Emergency Equipment - Evacuation Rescue & Evacuation Equipment Means of Escape - Exit Means of Escape - Fire Exit Means of Escape - Assembly Area  Means of Escape - Stairway & Floor ID  Means of Escape Escape mechanism & Panic hardware Means of Escape - International Way guidance Means of escape - directional  Means of Escape- UL Exit Signs  Fire Fighting Equipment Fire Fighting Identification Fire Fighting Equipment Location Flooding Extinguisher Warning Fire Fighting Equipment Notices & Fire Safety Systems Fire Fighting Equipment   Training Aid  Fire Fighting Equipment Location   Fire Alarm Signs  Fire Fighting Equipment Location   Fire control equipment identification  Marine Fire Control Plan Symbol Signs Mandatory Instruction and notices Emergency Evacuation & Muster Instructions  Personal Protective Equipment & Safety Instructions  Fire Action Notices  Fire Safety Instruction Notices Prohibition Smoking, sparks and ignition Control Access and security control Health and Safety behaviour control      Hazard - Warning Hazardous Chemicals -HAZCHEM Labels

JALITE Photoluminescent Vinyl

JALITE Photoluminescent Vinyl

JALITE Photoluminescent Vinyl is a complex four part laminated material purpose designed for durable safety markings, signs and tapes. The afterglow, luminace decay characteristics are very closely controlled and uniform and homogenous across the whole surface. The vinyl is extremely high strength and stable. The lamination is in the bulk and is not soft and easy to delaminate as polyester tapes. The adhesive is an excellent high bond strength permanant adhesive to ensure good service for wall signs and hand rail tapes. JALITE produces products that can meet Standards and specifications. For further information and quotations please contact us at jalite.

OSHA Compliant Exit Signs

OSHA Compliant Exit Signs

JALITE OSHA Compliant Exit Signs meet OSHA Federal Register: 1910.37 (b) (4) and 1910.37 (b) (7). They reliably identify the direction to the nearest exit under both normal and emergency conditions. JALITE Exit signs have both left and right peel-and stick chevrons provided to indicate the correct direction of travel. They are also available in the Flange Sign or Flag sign option double sided for optimum visual attributes in corridors. JALITE OSHA Approved Exit Signs meet and exceed all of OSHA's requirements for Exit signs. Ensure your workplace is fully compliant with OSHA regulations using the appropriate JALITE OSHA Approved Exit Sign.

International Safety Signs and Symbols

International Safety Signs and Symbols

JALITE since 1981 has been involved in developing and applying Standards to photoluminescent safety products a useful reference list of Standards used are as follows: Specification Properties and test methods ISO BS 17398 Safety colours and safety signs -- Classification, performance and durability of safety signs ISO BS 3864-4 Graphical symbols -- Safety colours and safety signs -- Part 4: Colorimetric and photometric properties of safety sign materials ISO 9186-1 Graphical symbols -- Test methods -- Part 1: Methods for testing comprehensibility ISO 9186- 2 Graphical symbols -- Test methods -- Part 2: Method for testing perceptual quality DIN 67510-1 Photoluminescent pigments and products - Part 1 Measurement and marking by the producer   Specification Design ISO BS 7010 Graphical symbols -- Safety colours and safety signs -- Safety signs used in workplaces and public areas ISO 3864 -1 Graphical symbols -- Safety colours and safety signs -- Part 1: Design principles for safety signs and safety markings ISO 3864 - 3 Graphical symbols -- Safety colours and safety signs -- Part 3: Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs BS 5499-1  Fire safety signs, notices and graphic symbols ISO 24409-1 Ships and marine technology -- Design, location and use of shipboard safety signsfor fire protection, life-saving appliances, and means of escape -- Part 1: Design principles ISO 20712-1 Water safety signs and beach safety flags -- Part 1: Specifications for water safety signs used in workplaces and public areas ISO 17631 Ships and marine technology -- Shipboard plans for fire protection, life-saving appliances and means of escape   Code- Application ISO 15370 Ships and marine technology -- Low-location lighting (LLL) on passenger ships –Arrangement ISO BS 16069 Graphical symbols -- Safety signs -- Safety way guidance systems (SWGS) ISO 23601 Safety identification  Escape and evacuation plan signs BS 5499-4 Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Code of practice for escape route signing    

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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. Interested to Distribute JALITE products in your area of safety or your district and country? Just send us a mail and contact us now with an introduction.

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