The Cost Savings of Emergency Lighting that Pays for Itself

emergency-lighting-pays-for-itselfIf you’re looking for emergency lighting that pays for itself, photoluminescent exit systems are the optimal choice. A simple price comparison shows that photoluminescent exit signs are significantly less expensive over the long run. They require minimal maintenance, no electricity or other energy source to operate, and can last upwards of 25 years. There also the eco-friendly choice thanks to their low carbon footprint and the fact that GloBrite photoluminescent signs are 100% recyclable.

Take a look at the numbers to see why energy efficient exit signs utilizing photoluminescent technology are the ideal choice for your building:

Sign & Installation Costs
Many buyers have a tendency not to look past the cost of the sign itself. On average, incandescent exit signs cost about $25 per sign. LED exit signs tend to cost about $57, and photoluminescent exit signs cost about $70, on average.

It certainly sounds like you’ll spend a lot more on photoluminescent signage, but consider how much it costs to install each one of these signs. For both LED and incandescent exit signs, the cost of installation averages about $80 per sign, thanks in large part to the wiring of these electric signs. Photoluminescent signs, on the other hand, cost only $15 on average to install. That means that to get each sign up and running, you’ll spend about $20 more on each incandescent sign and $52 more on each LED sign.

Operation Costs
Then there are the costs of actual operation. Photoluminescent exit signs, of course, don’t have any substantial operating costs. They should be dusted every once in a while, but that’s it. Your regular cleaning crew can dust your exit signs at no extra charge.

Incandescent and LED signs, on the other hand, require electricity. Incandescent signs usually require 40 watts of energy, so running each sign for a year will cost you $35, on average. LED lights only consume 5 watts of energy, so they’ll cost about $5.30 each year to operate.

But if you have a high rise building or multiple buildings, you don’t have just one exit sign. Chances are you have hundreds of exit signs.

A building with 100 incandescent exit signs will spend about $3,500 per year in energy costs alone. A building with the same number of LED exit signs will spend $530 per year. And that doesn’t include the regular costs of replacing bulbs and maintaining battery packs and wiring. Photoluminescent signs have none of these costs.

Total Costs
That means that over the course of 10 years, each photoluminescent exit sign will cost you only $85 to buy, install, and operate. Each incandescent sign will cost you upwards of $500, and each LED sign will cost upwards of $200. Multiply that by however many exit signs you need.

Learn more about the cost savings and many other benefits of GloBrite photoluminescent exit signs by contacting Jessup Manufacturing, the makers of GloBrite, today.

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