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Photoluminescent signs and markings

Photoluminescent signs and markings

JALITE signs and markings made some 30 years ago are still functioning well in the mountains and civil defense bunkers of Switzerland. Now we celebrate 20 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world is still as insecure as ever. The Swiss heritage for JALITE stands well for security and safety and never ending technological progress. Today's JALITE photoluminescent signs and marking are some 80 to 100 times brighter than the products still functioning well in the bunkers deep in the mountains of Switzerland and are now used to protect people in tall buildings and the means of escape everywhere. JALITE photoluminescent signs are principally produced in the JALITE AAA and SB flagship qualities showing unique quick charging and optical brightness under normal lighting conditions in the built environment.

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High Rise, Exit Path Markings

High Rise, Exit Path Markings

New York City was the first legal jurisdiction to adopt as law the use of photoluminescent technology in the vertical exits of high rise facilities.The common terminology for this requirement is Stairwell Egress path marking however in photoluminescent terms is Safety Wayguidance system (SWG) or non-electrical, escape route lighting. JALITE is proud to haveplayed a big part of this development. JALITE was the leading manufacturer of photoluminescent safety products on the New York City task force that developed their reference standard for high rise, exit path markings (RS6-1) in accordance with their Local law 26. RS6-1 and which became the basis for revisions to the IBC, NFPA and Canadian building codes. JALITE is playing a major part in satisfying the needs of building owners and facilites management as we observe the progressive adoption of the IBC 2009 Code throughout the world.

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JALITE Photoluminescent Products

JALITE Photoluminescent Products

JALITE photoluminescent products and materials have been designed, manufactured and supplied as the core products of its extensive range of safety signs and related risk reduction products since the early 1970s. JALITE Group manufacture photoluminescent fire, health and safety, means of escape safety signs and safety wayguidance system components as well as other photoluminescent products for safety applications worldwide. Safety signs are produced to the International Language of Safety Signs and in many languages of the world. Other photoluminescent products include paints, marker tapes, photoline matting and high visibility clothing. Specialist signs are manufactured for marine and offshore applications. JALITE Products are assigned to the following product families:

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AAA Photoluminescent from JALITE

AAA Photoluminescent from JALITE

AAA Photoluminescent product from JALITE have the optimum performance characteristics of quick charging even at low ordinary illumination levels with unusually high initial brightness and longevity in the dark, luminance decay mode. JALITE AAA is now the base standard for any photoluminescent safety sign to be compared with and conforms fully to ISO 17398 Class C performance classification and is, as a result, satisfying requirements for Low Location Lighting under ISO 15370 - 2010 revision as well as ISO 3864-4 and ISO 23601 - 2009 for Safety Plan signs.

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JALITE in Tall Buildings

JALITE in Tall Buildings

JALITE Compliant Means NYC Code Compliant In reviewing New York City's new code, you can be confident that JALITE entire NYC RS 6-1 product line is 100% code compliant. In writing Local Law 26, the New York City Council gave the duty of writing the requirements with regards to the use of photoluminescence in Class E high rises to the Department of Buildings (DOB). In 2004 Jalite USA chaired a pro bono task force of experts in the areas of human behavior, photoluminescence, fire safety, and stairwell egress to put together a formal recommendation to the DOB. This group's recommendation, delivered in October of 2004, served as the key technical starting point for the Reference Standard 6-1 which was finally published in June of 2005. When Building Departments' Commissioner Lancaster appointed a 10-member panel to review and finalize RS 6-1 code requirements, JALITE alone was asked to represent the manufacturers. When the department of Materials and Equipment Approval (MEA) qualified the laboratories that could test photoluminescent material, they asked for different grades of JALITE material to test each lab's competency in testing the luminance of photoluminescent material. Why did New York City turn to JALITE?  Because for 30 years, we've been developing code compliant directional and exit guidance systems for government, commercial, and residential environments around the world. Our photoluminescent systems light the way to safety on six continents in dozens of languages and are tailored to hundreds of local codes making JALITE the world's largest purchaser of photoluminescent pigments. That's why we say "Jalite compliant means NYC code compliant." One phone call to (800) 901-4374 can solve all your NYC code requirements. One email to sales@jaliteusa.com will put you in contact with a dealer trained to answer all your questions and to supply you with everything you need to certify your building.

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JALITE Nosing for Stair Leading Edge

JALITE Nosing for Stair Leading Edge

JALITE nosing for the leading edge of the stair fulfill OSHA Requirement for stairs as well as providing the key element for stairwell egress path marking under IBC/IFC code: 1910.24(f) "Stair treads." All treads shall be reasonably slip-resistant and the nosings shall be of nonslip finish. Welded bar grating treads without nosings are acceptable providing the leading edge can be readily identified by personnel descending the stairway and provided the tread is serrated or is of definite nonslip design. Rise height and tread width shall be uniform throughout any flight of stairs including any foundation structure used as one or more treads of the stairs. To fulfill its responsibility to provide a safe workplace, OSHA requires that stair treads be reasonably slip-resistant and that in particular the stair nosing have a slip resistant finish. In addition the leading edge of each step should be readily identified by someone descending the stairwell. JALITE stair nosing and thresholds not only provide a slip resistant finish but are highly visible under normal conditions and power loss conditions, ensuring  that your facility does not just comply, but exceeds the OSHA requirements.

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Jalite is active in over 109 countries

In the 35 year history of JALITE, products have been developed and supplied to over 100 countries in the world and often with safety messages in the local language or with dual language, with the International Safety language English. It has been a JALITE tradition to fully comply with National and International Standards for the design of our products. Now, with JALITE presence on three continents and Authorised Distribtors world wide we can be considered local throughout the world.

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  • International Organization for Standardization
  • Photoluminescent Safety Products Association