are a lot of great reasons to consider implementing a GloBrite photoluminescent safety system in your building, but one of our favorite reasons is that GloBrite signs are incredibly green. And were not just talking about their color! GloBrite’s eco-friendly safety signs are good for the environment in a number of ways. They are more energy-efficient than other options, require a lot less material, and are 100% recyclable.
Our eco-friendly egress systems are made using an inorganic material that captures energy from the ambient light around it and uses that energy to glow in the dark. No power source is needed to operate GloBrite signs, making them the most energy efficient option for your emergency exit system. For every electric exit sign you replace with a GloBrite photoluminescent sign, you will save approximately half a million pounds of CO2 emissions over the life of the sign.
What’s more, you will also save a great deal of money. The amount of energy required to illuminate 100 incandescent exit signs will cost a building owner about $3,500 per year in electricity costs. An owner of a high rise building or multiple buildings could save substantially more than that. Think about just how much energy that is!
GloBrite signs also require less material to create and operate. Photoluminescent exit signs are simple placards that can be installed with a few screws. Electric signs, conversely, require a variety of man-made materials for the unit itself as well as wiring and complicated installation. Battery packs and bulbs will have to be replaced on electric signs, whereas photoluminescent signs can operate upwards of 25 years with very little maintenance.
Keeping a photoluminescent sign operational is as simple as ensuring that it has regular exposure to sufficient ambient light when the building is occupied and that it gets wiped down every now and then. Plus, when the time comes to dispose of your GloBrite exit signs, they are 100% recyclable.
Put simply, photoluminescent exit systems will save your building money and help the planet at the same time. They are approved for use by the International Building Code and the International Fire Code, and they are even specifically required under some local building laws.
Learn more about how you can make your building more eco-friendly with photoluminescent safety signs by contacting Jessup Manufacturing, the makers of GloBrite, today.