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"Luminous Egress Path Markings: It's More Than the Eye Can See"
Author: Goska, Mark A.
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: Nov/Dec 2012

Luminous egress path markings provide an added safety feature to assist occupants of high-rise buildings to exit safely.  The use of photoluminescent markings began in the 1980s with the FAA requiring the use of electrically powered markings on commercial aircraft.  Since that time, the NFPA and other code councils have passed the requirement for photoluminescent egress path markings in response to accidents involving fatalities, including the attacks on and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.



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