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The year 2000 brought photoluminescent systems to the forefront for emergency light and escape path marking. JALITE Photoluminescent systems offer the unique solution to failsafe emergency light and emergency exit signs under any formal risk assessment.

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Why choose Jalite ? 

A British family owned company with the highest standards and quality in photoluminescent fire safety signs. We pride ourselves on providing you as our valued authorised distributor with continued support for you and your customers. Our customer services team are only a phone call or email away to advise you and assist you.

  • Trust

    • Established in 1983
    • Family-owned
    • Made in Britain
    • Fast delivery and lead times
  • Service

    • UK based customer services team
    • Technical support for BSI and ISO info.
    • Marketing and Literature resources
  • Conformance

    • 40 years of knowledge of Standards
    • In house research and development
    • Quality fire safety signs
  • Performance

    • Market leading photoluminescent material
    • Class C+ luminance performance
    • Rigid and vinyl photoluminescent material
  • Compliance

    • BS EN ISO 7010:2020
    • BS 5499-4:2013
    • BS ISO 3864-1:2011
    • DIN 67 510 Part 1:2020

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JALITE are committed to keeping our customers informed with all the pertinent news and updates to Legislation, British and International Standards, guidance, special offers and much more. Find these updates below.

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A New Chapter for JALITE Group

A New Chapter for JALITE Group

With a new year ahead, we are embarking on a new journey at JALITE Group, allowing for a more seamless experience for our global community of authorised distributors. With a change of leadership in our sister company JALITE Asia, we have decided to offer our customers a means to premium customer services, technical support, and a centralised ordering service. We are committed to ensuring that our customers all over the world continue to receive the best services from JALITE Group.  Farewell to Norris Wong, Director of JALITE Asia:Our new journey sees us bidding a heartfelt farewell to Norris Wong, after more than two decades as part of the JALITE family. Norris originally joined the JALITE Group in 2003, to advise us on the intricacies of marketing JALITE products in Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific regions. As the role as part of JALITE Asia developed, Norris began building a network of contacts and authorised distributors in the region. JALITE Group extends our gratitude to Norris for her unwavering dedication and wish her the very best in all her future endeavours.  JALITE Global Commitment:With the departure of Norris, we are excited to announce that JALITE PLC is now strategically positioned to directly serve our clients worldwide. This transition is designed to provide customer services, technical support, and a smooth experience for our valued customers wherever they are in the world.  Important Contact Information Update for JALITE Asia Clients:All enquires and order for the Asia Pacific regions, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and many other countries, will be handled by the JALITE team based in the UK. For any communication related to JALITE Asia, please ensure that you contact us exclusively through sales@jalite.com, asia@jalite.com, +44(0) 1268 242 300, and no longer through Norris Wong’s previous email address Norris@jalite-asia.com.We appreciate your continued support, and we look forward to working with you as we embark on this new chapter in our global journey. 

What is Photoluminescence

What is Photoluminescence

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is photoluminescence? Photoluminescence is a special kind of phosphorescence. The energy needed to activate it is supplied by common light sources such as daylight, tungsten filament and fluorescent lights. Under sudden power loss situations, the material is conspicuous at some distance, providing an effective, bright contrast for text and graphical symbols and ensuring that safety messages are quickly recognised. This assists people to orientate themselves so that they can react effectively and evacuate efficiently. How do the materials work? JALITE photoluminescent materials contain purpose designed inorganic phosphor compounds that are energised in seconds by the ultra violet and blue light wavelength energy that is present in nearly all light sources. This high-energy source is converted into a lower energy source of light. The lower energy light source is yellow-green, the colour most readily perceived by the human eye and as specified by safety signs standards. JALITE photoluminescent materials are non-radioactive and non-toxic and provide a strong light source. They are also self-extinguishing, so they carry on working when they are most needed. How is the material used? JALITE photoluminescent materials can be used for many safety applications, including: Life saving equipment identification Fire safety signs Health and safety signs Escape route marking Low location illumination Directional route marking tape The materials have already been successfully applied in the following sectors: Government Hospitals Chemicals Transport Power Industrial Navy Leisure Marine Education Financial Retail The materials are also suitable for use in a wide range of commercial applications.   Why Signs? When an emergency occurs, the time between the lights going out and the emergency lights coming on, coupled with the sound of the fire alarm is the time when panic and confusion can set in. Photoluminescent safety signs emit a strong light source under sudden power loss situations. This helps people to orientate themselves to ensure that they can evacuate efficiently and effectively Will Photoluminescence replace traditional lighting? JALITE photoluminescent materials were originally designed to complement existing emergency lighting systems but continuous improvements in luminance performance mean that in certain circumstances high quality photoluminescent products can replace emergency lighting. They can be sited at waist or skirting level so they can still function if the ceiling lights become obscured by smoke. Similarly, life saving appliances and fire fighting equipment become more visible and are easily located in an emergency. Some emergency lighting can take up to 15 seconds to activate. In these instances, photoluminescence can be a lifesaver.   Are signs required above extinguishers? The requirement for any safety sign is determined by the formal risk assessment. In respect to fire fighting equipment including fire alarms the test is quite simple. Can they be identified and located quickly and effectively in an emergency? Do all the building occupants know the exact location of this vital equipment? If the answer is likely to be no to any extent then the Health and Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations requires the use of appropriate markings or signs. The most important parts of any risk assessment is objective data. The only data we have on this subject is that from Essex Fire & Rescue who have states that a large percentage of employees do not know the location of their fire extinguishers. If this is the case there is clear evidence that they need to be appropriately signed.

Why do fire alarm call points need covers

Why do fire alarm call points need covers

JALITE fire safety signs are integral to mitigating risks of injury, harm, or death to occupants, as well as to public and private property. This is true in all lighting conditions, as JALITE signs reinforce safety messages to occupants in all lighting conditions, including in smoke filled areas during an emergency. JALITE fire safety signs are installed alongside life saving equipment such as fire alarm call points to help occupants locate this vital equipment.    What are Fire Alarm Call Points?: Fire alarm call points, also knowns as manual call points, are key to allowing occupants to evacuate during an emergency. This firefighting equipment are installed in many public spaces, including shops, hotels restaurants, offices, and other public spaces to allow the public and staff members to trigger the overall fire alarm system of a building. The easy access to fire alarm call points, is the very thing that pose a risk to other occupants with costs to businesses and time for fire and rescue services adding to further disruption. With this in mind, BS 5839-1 was the Standard introduced to bring significant change, with guidance that states call points should be fitted with a protective cover to reduce false alarms. The revision of BS 5839-1 specifically states that "All MCPs should be fitted with a protective cover, which is moved to gain access to the frangible elements”. Whilst the standard does not specifically refer to existing call points, retro fits are available for most industry standard call points. This new change should help prevent accidental activation from impact and should force users of the fire alarm system to lift the cover before activation, thereby adding an extra action to the process of pressing the alarm. The solution to the risk: We want to protect firefighting equipment such as the fire alarm call points, but we want to equally to ensure that this vital equipment can be easily and quickly accessed when needed most. When a fire breaks out, the last thing we want is confusion from a visitor or member of the public, who is confused about how to access the fire alarm call point. This ultimately causes delay, and therefore a possible risk to people and property. JALITE photoluminescent ‘lift cover to operate fire alarm’, fire safety signs are your solution for potential delay, and mitigating risks of injury, harm, or worst-case death to building occupants. JALITE photoluminescent ‘lift cover to operate fire alarm’ signals to occupants how they can access the fire alarm call point, as well as how to activate the vital equipment. Our JALITE photoluminescent ‘lift cover to operate fire alarm’ fire safety signs are characterised by firefighting red colours and square shape, as per the Standard BS ISO 3864- 1:2011. JALITE photoluminescent ‘lift cover to operate fire alarm’ fire safety signs are also designed according to BS EN ISO 7010:2020; the fire alarm call point graphical symbol of the finger, and the flame determinant. JALITE photoluminescent ‘lift cover to operate fire alarm’ fire safety signs, are available in two sizes as standard including (D) 150 x 200mm, and (Y) 100 x 150mm. Code: 6131D Size: 150 x 200mm Code: 6131Y Size: 100 x 150mm Have assurance that JALITE photoluminescent fire safety signs, are your solution to keeping occupants safe, and able to evacuate from the building even in conditions of low visibility.  

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About us

JALITE has been in business since 1983 with the brand JALITE and we are proud to be the pioneers of all the main applications for photoluminescent 'See in the Dark' safety products. 

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Over 109 countries

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.

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