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Photoluminescent Lighting

photoluminescentLynn Proctor Windle, a contributing editor to Building Operating Management Magazine, wrote an excellent piece on photoluminescent technology as a means of providing emergency lighting in buildings, specially safety signs and path markers. The article is a little dated (March 2005), but clearly summarizes the technology.

Titled “Photoluminescent Technology: Reliable Emergency Lighting in Buildings,” you can find it here.

The Photoluminescent Safety Association can be found here.

Have you tried this technology and if so, what was your experience?

  • Cherry Cherian May 27, 2009, 8:29 AM

    this seems like a plausible technology with lots of promise

  • Troy Hornung May 27, 2009, 11:32 AM

    Maybe the technology has changed- but the few times I have tried to use it the life has been an issue. I remember the life to be around that of a typical incandescent till it needs to be replaced.


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