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Brightness Rating MEA

Brightness Rating MEA

The Brightness Rating of a photoluminescent product is the statement of the luminance decay properties after illumination with 2 ft candles of white (4000-4500oK) fluorescent lights for 2 hours. The statement is the luminance after 10 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes after activation. The minimum requirement for New York City stairwell egress systems is MEA BR 30-7-5. Brightness Rating BR is noted on all components of systems approved by the New York Building Division Material Evaluation and Acceptance Department for use in High Rise Egress Path Marking Systems to be used to meet Local Law 26 RS6-1 of New York City. JALITE AAA and JLUME materials were used by the New York City Building Division as basic calibration materials for independant testing laboratory approval and were the first materials approved for this application. Many more details are available from JALITE Technical Service to provide clear understanding about expected performance under all types of illumination conditions. Needless to say with JALITE competence and experience in this field sytems can be produced to satisfy all requirements. It is fundamental however to note that ALL photoluminescent systems require illumination in order to function. Adequate illumination of the best type possible will provide always the necessary and best possible results.

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Emergency Lighting Exit Signs

Emergency Lighting Exit Signs

The field of emergency lighting has been traditionally dominated by electrically powered signs for quite some time and has ventured into the realm of fire safety despite its prime function of operating in the case of power failure and not specifically of fire. However, it is fairly unknown that there exists a proven, cost effective alternative, that operates under all lighting conditions and especially in cases where normal and emergency lighting are not functioning.  This alternative exists in the form of JALITE photoluminescent technology. This technology works by means of photoluminescent properties retaining any energy from any sources of ambient light. Upon cessation of the ambient light, the photoluminescent product emits the stored energy as highly visible light in the most sensitive region of detection of the human eye. Photoluminescent technology is a more sensible option simply because of its effectivness combined with the energy and maintenance cost savings which potentially exist for a variety of facilities.  For example, JALITE UL924 designed exit signs can meet the international ISO and U.S. NFPA codes as well as the N.Y.C. building codes. Now if it's possible to economically provide emergency lighting Exit and directional signing to an entire high rise building at a significantly lower cost compared to the expenses electrical, emergency lighting would cost, why wouldn't you? Call JALITE INC now

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High rise buildings, photoluminescent, stairwell egress systems

High rise buildings, photoluminescent, stairwell egress systems

JALITE Group, through the pioneering work done by JALITE in the USA, has the most comprehensive range of products to meet retrofit and new build requirements for New York City Local Law 26, RS6-1 needs as well as the 2009 IBC/ICC Building Code Chapter 10 Section 1024 . Stairwell egress systems are expected to be required in all tall buildings throughout the world in the coming years as slow adoption takes place of International standards and Codes into Building Codes of local jurisdiction.

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Real Risks: Christmas Decorations at the Office

Real Risks: Christmas Decorations at the Office

Within the Christmas Season, it’s easy to get caught up in all the little things and forget about what’s important. According to FEMA, statistics show that the largest amount of structural fires happen within the Fall and Winter months (which would be from October to March). As of 2010, winter residential building fires estimated an average of 945 deaths, 3,825 injuries, and $1,708,000,000 in property damage. To limit  the risks from your office decorations and to find out  how to  prevent a fire this season FEMA has some tips you can find by going to their website. From all of us at Jalite to you, have a Happy and Safe Christmas!

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Warning safety sign

Warning safety sign

Warning sign in fire safety is for the identification of hazards on and adjacent to the Means of Escape: These JALITE signs will help to identify hazards such as trip hazards, flammable and hazardous substances and electrical hazards on and near the means of escape route. It is particularly important that these hazards are identified to protect anyone using these routes including any fire fighters that may be on the premises. All JALITE photoluminescent safety signs provide extra visible cues in and adjacent to escape routes and help orientation in an emergency. They are a key element of education and training and being conspicuous in both the light and dark surroundings are a key reminder of safety. Each JALITE sign in the work or public environment is a beacon of light in power failure and an immediate, visible sign of an active safety policy.

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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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