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Photoluminescent signs and markings

Photoluminescent signs and markings

JALITE signs and markings made some 30 years ago are still functioning well in the mountains and civil defense bunkers of Switzerland. Now we celebrate 20 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world is still as insecure as ever. The Swiss heritage for JALITE stands well for security and safety and never ending technological progress. Today's JALITE photoluminescent signs and marking are some 80 to 100 times brighter than the products still functioning well in the bunkers deep in the mountains of Switzerland and are now used to protect people in tall buildings and the means of escape everywhere. JALITE photoluminescent signs are principally produced in the JALITE AAA and SB flagship qualities showing unique quick charging and optical brightness under normal lighting conditions in the built environment.

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Background to JALITE Group

Background to JALITE Group

JALITE Group has its origins in Switzerland in the late 1970's.The first Trade Mark application for JALITE was the Swiss registration in 1981 with an International Mark filed under the Madrid Convention at the same time. The JALITE name was established throughout the world in the 1980's  and became synonymous for photoluminescent materials and products specifically designed and manufactured for life safety applications. Since these early days, the world has experienced a series of very serious tragedies that have continued to reinforce the need for non-electrical escape route lighting and guidance systems at low location. These systems have to be completely autonomous and independent of traditional electrical emergency lighting systems. Furthermore, these systems are located in close proximity to evacees at floor or low level and are reinforced by the more normal high mounted signs and direction indicating elements used for normal occupancy of the building. JALITE Group has continued to grow progressively from its origins in Switzerland to now offer its product internationally from regional offices on three continents and manufacturing in both Europe and Asia to an ever increasing number of third party distributors serving local market needs and applications.. JALITE PLC in Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom is the Head Quarters of JALITE Group and since its creation in 1983 has been at the forefront of the development of applications in the many and diverse areas of risk reduction using photoluminescence. JALITE Products are sold via a network of Authorised Distributors. The JALITE Authorised Distributors work within specific geographical and application markets.

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IBC/ICC Code 2009 Section 1024

IBC/ICC Code 2009 Section 1024

All the new tall buildings for commercial and industrial use in Seattle and major cities of Washington State USA will soon benefit from the same systems installed in New York City some 6 years ago. Washington State adopted Section 1024 of the revised IBC Building Code of 2009 to which all new buildings must comply within 2012. Of course, all existing buildings would clearly benefit from adopting the new code irrespective of any electrical systems installed and many forward thinking, "above minimum requirement" property owners will be considering improving their buildings for enhanced tenant safety.

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Photoluminescent Safety Products Association

Photoluminescent Safety Products Association

JALITE, as a founder member of the Photoluminescent Safety Products Association, can be proud of the achievements over the last 20 years with an ongoing dedication to the promotion and development of photoluminescent products in safety applications. The Association has already made presentations to the  3rd World Photoluminescent Congress held in early 2012 in Portugal.. For more details of the "PSPA" Association please visit the web site at www.pspa.org.uk

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Photoluminescent luminance decay

Photoluminescent luminance decay

JALITE products are all systematically tested for photoluminescent luminance decay properties according to the test procedures given in BS ISO 17398 and BS ISO 16069. These methods all relate back to the original milestone German Standard DIN 67510 Part 1. JALITE as founder member of the Photoluminescent Safety Products Association was involved heavily in setting the industry classification system which was formally adopted in the above ISO Standards. With recent developments in Codes and Standards for Photoluminescent Safety Products and in line with the recognized industry development it is now considered necessary to extend the PSPA material classification systems as follows:   Luminance Classes ISO 17398 and PSPA proposals Classification/Luminance mcd/m2 2 mins 10 mins 30 mins 60 mins Class A 108 23 7 3 Class B 210 50 15 7 Class C 690 140 45 20 Class D 1100 260 85 35 Class E 1800 400 120 55 Class F 2300 520 155 70 Class G 3000 650 190 80 The capability now to extend the luminance decay properties to close to 30 times the performance of the old industry base standard is remarkable and opens the door to improved escape route lighting applications and the eventual replacement of electrical escape route lighting. For more technical details and luminance properties under different light sources and illumination conditions please e-mail or contact us.

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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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JALITE Authorised Distributors share the JALITE philosophy of providing best practice advice and guidance in the selection of product and in supply, installation, service and maintenance.

JALITE products are found from professionals in the fields of property management and maintenance, fire protection and fire prevention service companies, safety product supply companies and other specialist sign companies.

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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. Interested to Distribute JALITE products in your area of safety or your district and country? Just send us a mail and contact us now with an introduction.

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  • Lloyd's Register
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  • International Organization for Standardization
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