The Benefits of Photoluminescent Low Location Exit Signs for Hotel Owners
Under current building and fire codes, new hotels are required to install low location exit signs. We believe that this measure is a smart move for all hotel owners, regardless of how long they’ve been in business. Low level exit signs help make your hotel safer in a number of ways, and if you utilize photoluminescent exit signs, this safety addition doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.
Low level exit signs that utilize photoluminescent technology can be installed in a matter of minutes. There’s no need to wire the signs to an energy source or deal with any sort of complicated installation. Photoluminescent exit signs are completely zero-energy and non-toxic. You can install a photoluminescent exit sign and basically ignore it for up to 25 years, and it will continue to work exactly the way it’s supposed to.
Low profile exit signs are an important part of hotel safety for a number of reasons. For one thing, if a fire broke out in your hotel, the smoke could very quickly obscure exit signs. In these sorts of situations, low level exit signs tend to remain visible much longer than the signs placed high above them because they fall below the smoke line.
Low location exit signs also help make your exit much more visible. In the crowded panic of an emergency situation, it’s important that your exit be as visible as possible to every sort of person who visits you, including children.
An added benefit utilizing photoluminescent exit signs is that you can trust them to work in all types of emergency situations. Whereas electric exit signs rely on a backup battery pack to operate when there is a blackout, photoluminescent signs don’t need any sort of outside energy source. Backup batteries in electric exit signs often fail because they are rarely checked and maintained the way they are supposed to be.
Photoluminescent signs, on the other hand, are always ready to go. In addition to the many safety benefits of photoluminescent exit signs, there are also significant cost benefits. Photoluminescent exit signs are much less expensive to install, because they don’t require any sort of wiring. This means they can also be very easily moved if your egress paths ever change. Likewise, maintaining photoluminescent exit signs is as simple as wiping them down from time to time. Electric signs, on the other hand, require regular maintenance, including the replacement of burnt out bulbs.
And then there are the costs of powering electric exit signs throughout your hotel. One hundred incandescent electric signs will cost about $3,500 per year in electricity costs. That’s money that stays in your pocket if you opt for photoluminescent exit signs.
The photoluminescent exit signs made by GloBrite® meet all current international building and fire codes. They are perfectly safe to use, 100% recyclable, and a much more economical choice than electric signs.
To learn more about photoluminescent exit sign options, contact Jessup Manufacturing, the makers of GloBrite®.