Photo luminescent exit signs aren’t new. But if you remember them from the 1990’s, when they didn’t burn brightly or at length, then you should take a new look at the signs, which offer superior visibility at 100 feet under smoky conditions and burn for 96 hours in total darkness. The redesign of the technology that powers the signs has led to their emergence as the premier exit sign on the market in terms of operating cost and environmental impact.
How much can you save with Photo luminescent Exit Signs?
According to research, buildings that replace 100 incandescent exit signs with electricity-free, maintenance-free photoluminescent signs can save roughly $3,700 a year in energy costs alone. Add in lamp cost, battery cost, and replacement labor, and the savings approach $14,000. Luminescent signage is also more economical and friendlier toward the environment than other signs that often replace incandescent models, such as compact fluorescent, LED, and Tritium signs.
A compact fluorescent sign costs $894 to operate and maintain over a ten-year period; a LED sign costs $370, and a Tritium sign costs $190. But a photoluminescent sign costs roughly $110 over the same period of time. In addition to its low cost, photoluminescent signage is also non-toxic and 100 percent recyclable, meaning all you need to do is place it in the correct recycling bin once its 25 year lifespan expires.
Although photoluminescent exits signs are the most energy efficient signage on the market, compact fluorescent, LED, and Tritium are also considered energy efficient due to their advantage over incandescent signs. Therefore, when consulting with an energy efficiency consultant, always ask for the availability of photo luminescent exit signs.