Lighting the Path to Safety on Trains & Subways

photoluminescent-sign-benefitsKeeping passengers safe during an emergency should be a top priority of any rail system. Proper ventilation, minimal fire hazards, and an effective egress system are all important. In order to help passengers stay calm and safe when an accident or mishap causes the electricity to fail, many mass transit operators are turning to glow-in-the-dark signs and markings to help passengers safely egress in virtually any emergency situation.

Unlike electric emergency signs and light strips, glow-in-the-dark exit signs use photoluminescence to take in energy from overhead lights and use that energy to glow if the lights ever go out. Glow-in-the-dark signs can be brightly printed so that they are highly visible both during lighted and suddenly dark conditions. Photoluminescent sign benefits include easy installation, no need for additional electrical wiring and energy, and a much lower impact on the environment.

Mark the Way to Safety with Photoluminescent Tape
However, photoluminescent materials don’t stop with signs. Glow-in-the-dark tape can also be used throughout passenger rail cars to help improve egress systems without requiring any additional electricity or wiring. With simple installation and a high level of durability, glow-in-the-dark tape can be used to significantly improve egress systems on trains, subways, and trams at an extremely low cost.

Rather than simply marking doors with illuminated signs, glow-in-the-dark egress tape can be used to mark the edges of walking paths, stairs, and any potential tripping obstacles that might stand between railway passengers and the nearest exit. Photoluminescent tape can also be used to outline doors and mark windows that could be used as exits. It can also be used to outline important safety devices like fire extinguishers and emergency medical kits. Objects that need to be clearly marked at all times can be marked with striped glow-in-the-dark tape, making them highly visible whether the lights are on or off.

Glow-in-the-dark tape can be used more extensively and effectively than light strips, creating a safer environment for passengers on your rail systems no matter where they are within each vehicle. Contact Jessup Manufacturing Company, the maker of GloBrite® Photoluminescent Systems, to explore photoluminescent sign benefits further or to obtain information on our egress tapes and components.

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