Tritium Self Luminous Exit Signs Requirements
When distributing Self-Luminous Exit Signs we are required by the Federal Law to provide the following information in regards to the company that will have the product installed: Name of Company Full Address City, State, Zip Phone Number of Facility Contact Person at Facility Please enter this information in ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS box to ensure timely delivery of your product. (The exits signs cannot be shipped until we have this required information).
What Are Tritium Self Luminous Exit Signs?
Tritium exit signs are completely non electrical. A short definition of tritium is an isotope of hydrogen. Tritium exit signs illuminate by the way of excited electrons inside sealed phosphor tubes. Tritium emits electrons through beta decay and when they interact with a phosphor materials, fluorescent light is created, This whole process is called radioluminescence. These exits signs are often called power free exit signs, non electrical exit signs, self luminous, nuclear or radioactive exit signs. They are perfect for locations where power is not accessible. Many movie theaters and churches use these in there facility. Non electrical exit signs are both reliable and durable. Tritium self luminous exit signs are weather proof and wet location rated. Click Tritium Exit Signs for more details
Benefits of Tritium
Are Tritium Exit Signs Safe?Yes tritium exit signs are safe. The tubes are mounted in a high impact shock resistance plastic. However if a tube is broken or damaged this type of radiation cannot penetrate a sheet of paper or clothing. If inhaled, it leaves the body relatively quickly. Tritium gas is odorless, colorless and tasteless, and is lighter than air. In short it becomes a vapor.
Are Tritium Exit Signs Code Compliant?Yes. They meet all codes an regulations. Our Tritium Exit Signs are UL listed and meet the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code 101. NFPA 101 is the most comprehensive code addressing safety to life from fire and similar emergencies in both new and existing buildings. They exceed the minimum lambert required by UL. Since they are non electrical there is no ON or Off switch. When the ambient lighting in a building is On, you will not see the tritium illuminate, however the required contrast ratio of the stencil color RED, Green Or Black makes the exit sign visible from a minimum of 50 foot view distance. If the power has turned off the sign becomes very truly apparent.
How Do You Dispose Of Tritium Exit Signs?The manufacturer will properly dispose of expired tritium exit signs. Tritium exit signs have a half life of 10 or 20 years All tritium exit signs have an expiration tag attached to the sign. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.