Fire code regulations are an integral part of building safety and are something every owner must follow to be commercially or residentially operational. The cost incurred by set safety codes can be overwhelming to an owner, especially when these regulations continuously change. One of the latest recommendations has been to install glow in the dark identifiers for improved safety.
When codes change, sign replacement may be necessary to remain within regulation. This can involve a large quantity that could weigh heavily on your budget. You may be able to reduce these inconveniences by learning a little more about available exit identification items. Signs do not have to be too expensive, nor replaced frequently if you choose the right product. Glow in the dark exit signs should be an item of choice when you want simple installation, long lasting results, and easier code compliance.
Self Luminous Safety Signs: Avoid Expensive Regulation Changes
Previous choices have many drawbacks including hazardous waste disposal, energy use, and a limited life span. The U.S. government, because of these drawbacks, has left behind electric or tritium identifiers. Self luminous safety signs are part of the Federal Energy Management program recommendation as an energy efficient and environmentally conscious choice. The federal government is only one example of increased recognition regarding the benefits of signs made out of photoluminescent materials. Fire and building codes throughout the country are now including these materials. You can be ahead of the game by choosing to install luminous signage throughout buildings.
Many cost saving advantages are provided by self luminous safety signs with disposal, operational, and installation being the most significant. By using these products, you can reduce installation time and eliminate the additional costs of electrical tasks. They do not require a large amount of skill for installation and can be purchased with all the needed hardware. Since they do not use an electrical power source, you can save thousands of dollars in professional work.
Operational expenses are at a minimum because luminous products do not consume energy as regular lighting does. Instead, they use existing building lighting to provide illumination later. If your building has fifty incandescent exit signs, you can expect to spend a minimum of fifteen hundred dollars each year in energy costs. By switching to a more energy efficient option, you will eliminate this expense completely.
Finally, consider the amount of money you will spend to dispose of signs as regulations change. Tritium materials are radioactive, making them a more expensive item to dispose. Hazardous removal is an expense you must deal with whenever these signs are in place. Incandescent sources might not be radioactive, but could still contain other forms of hazardous wastes. Both are far more expensive to remove than glow in the dark exit signs.
Even if these emergency materials are still within regulation, they must be replaced at a faster rate than luminous products. GloBrite products have an average life span of twenty-five years. They will remain dependable and be less expensive than any of the alternatives. You can be compliant without the headache of regulation changes or increased expenses.