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United Nations Headquarters Shines During 2003 Blackout

The UN Headquarters complex in New York provides office space for 4,500 diplomats and staff members from almost 200 countries.

To enhance building safety, the UN recently installed an emergency egress pathway marking system.

The system, based on acrylic products guides occupants toward stairwells and out of the building in the event of a fire or other emergency.

The system was put to the test on August 14, 2003, when a blackout hit much of eastern North America, knocking out electric power to Manhattan.

On that day, the UN was able to quickly and safely evacuate diplomats, staff and visitors because exit routes were clearly and brightly illuminated with PL signs and markers.

The UN Headquarters building consists of 41 stories above ground, with offices along the perimeter of a long corridor and large work areas at each end.

Shorter corridors branch off in four locations. Stairwells are located at opposite ends of the main corridor. Below ground are three basement levels, each more than four city blocks long.

These levels contain numerous office clusters, satellite corridors, cul-de-sacs and a host of workshops, mechanical, electric, storage and security rooms.

Twenty-eight stairwells connect the basement levels to either the main building lobby or the outside.

The UN considered installing electric, mechanical and chemical systems to illuminate pathways during a fire, blackout or other emergency. However, it ultimately selected a photoluminescent egress pathway marking system and signage.

The system does not rely on any external energy source for activation of route signs and egress guidance systems, and can be quickly applied to mark these exit routes.

The photoluminescent pigment absorbs and stores energy after being exposed to ambient light daylight, white lamp light or UV-radiation.

When the lights go out the PL products release energy and instantly begins to emit a glow that continues for eight hours or longer. PL products recharge automatically and rapidly as soon as light is restored.

At UN Headquarters, all aboveground corridors are marked with photoluminescent acrylic arrows pointing to the nearest exit and signal choices of stairwells, when available, to improve traffic flow. All stairwell doors are clearly marked, as are handles.

In the stairwells, the steps, landings and handrails are marked. Stairwell door locations are identified, and Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant Braille/Tactile stair and floor information is applied near each side of each stairwell door.

**9/11/2001**

During the World Trade Centre NYC evacuation, 33% of WTC 1 evacuees and 17% of WTC 2 evacuees reported they were helped by the photoluminescent markings!

AREAS OF USE - How it looks and works - "in the dark", in Building Hallways & Fire Escapes & Stairwells

     

     

     

     
AREAS OF USE - How it looks - "in the dark" - In Nightclubs, Bars, Hotels, Clubs etc
     

     

     

AREAS OF USE - Ships, Trawlers, Ferries etc

QE2

Sea CAt 33 Meter Aluminium Catamaran

   

Low Location Lighting Systems (LLL) on board ships

Since 1997, the IMO (International Maritime Organization) Resolution A.752(18) applies for ships carrying more than 36 passengers (cruise ships, ferries, etc).

It requires marking of the means of escape, escape route signs and fire equipment locations with Photoluminescent, type-approved material.

NiGHTBRiGHT Photoluminescent safety markings fulfil - even exceed - the requirements of this resolution and are certified by the various international classification societies (such as: Lloyds of London, Bureau Veritas, See-BG, ...). Please contact us for the relevant certificates we have on file.

NiGHTBRiGHT products can be installed on board ships worldwide!

Additionally,
NiGHTBRiGHT safety markings, such as paints and tapes, are also available provide you with a 'safe journey'.

Our Photoluminescent Paint will provide excellent practical and commercial value in highlighting many areas of concern with safety, including;

  • Traffic signs, tunnel indication signs etc;

  • Illumination and Decorative Signs for buildings;

  • Emergency Egress Systems;

  • Marine safety markers;

  • Number plates,

  • Military instruments;

 
Photoluminescent Markings and Evacuation Systems being used in Railway Stations around the World!

 

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