When you put out the lights and start up the stairs to bed gingerly one foot at a time it is unlikely that you will feel anything more than irritation when you stub your toe on the bedpost.
However, when the lights suddenly go out in your workplace or in an unfamiliar building the feeling is quite different. Panic, fear, disorientation and a desire to be away from the situation all kick in simultaneously as your body goes into overdrive to protect you from harm. What do you really want at that moment more than anything else in the world? Either someone or something to show you the way to safety and that is exactly what a photoluminescent safety way guidance system (SWGS) does.
When the emergency lighting fails, the safety way guidance system springs in to action. A combination of photoluminescent fire exit signs, guidance lines and markers all instantly light the evacuation route and guide the viewer to an intended place of safety and the beauty of the system is that is it not reliant on electricity to function.
The initial and on-going brightness of the safety way guidance system depends on the material chosen and how much illumination ( both in terms of intensity and time) it is exposed to prior to the lighting failure. To make life easy the PSPA classify the materials so that you can choose the one that is right for your circumstances.
Class A – A cost effective photoluminescent SWGS.
Class B – High performance in bright lighting conditions.
Class C – High performance under low lighting conditions.
Class D – Top of the range – Very high initial performance with good performance up to 60mins later.
This classification system is updated regularly as the PSPA develop brighter and/or more effective photoluminescent pigments. Who knows Class E may be just around the corner!
So if you want a “bright that is right” and you need help to decide contact the PSPA TODAY through our website. We will be delighted to help light up you life.