With the word out on how photoluminescent technology works – by storing energy acquired throughout the day and then emits that energy by glowing in the dark – some people are concerned that an emergency exit sign might not absorb enough energy throughout the day. You can be assured that the absorption of energy through photoluminescent technology has been tested countless times, and it has proven so successful that regulatory bodies are making its use mandatory for those entities that need glow in the dark emergency signs. Below will reveal what types of tests have been run on the technology, and where it proved to be one hundred percent successful every time.
A common misunderstanding people associate with overcast weather, is if the sun is not out and it is a cloudy day, then the sun is not radiating any ultra violet rays or energy, which can be disproven by those of us who have been sunburned on an overcast day (off topic, so getting back to the point). Indeed, photoluminescent egress signage built to conserve energy is absorbing tons of energy even on an overcast day.
Rain and Thunder Storms
Similar to the misconception that photoluminescent cannot absorb energy on an overcast day, people think it will not absorb energy during rain or a thunderstorm. Also tested and proven to effective every time, photoluminescent exit signs will not only absorb energy, but will glow in the dark without fail when those really dark rainclouds make it seem as though nighttime has moved in quickly. In addition, as it pertains to inclement weather, photoluminescent emergency signs have been battled tested in the worst of weather (rain, wind, snow, extreme heat), and it work without fail every time.
Long Periods of Darkness:
The manner in which these types of glow in the dark emergency exit signs absorb and conserve energy, photoluminescent technology has been tested in areas that remain dark for days. Moreover, as you might expect, the emergency signage stayed bright the entire time.
To learn more about photoluminescence, call GloBrite today. GloBrite professionals are ready and willing to assist you, and help you better understand and incorporate this awesome technology.