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Commitment to Life Safety

American PERMALIGHT® | From the General Manager's Desk | Commitment to Life Safety...

Throughout the existence of American PERMALIGHT® Inc., we have been committed to the Life Safety importance of Photoluminescence. In the initial years following our incorporation in 1988, photoluminescence was typically viewed as Halloween/gimmick glow-in-the-dark. Back in 1995, I reached out to ASTM International (at that time known as American Society for Testing and Materials), a Pennsylvania-based international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM established Subcommittee E12.13 on Photoluminescent Safety Markings and I have been chairperson of this subcommittee since.

Additionally, I am representing American PERMALIGHT® Inc. on the Underwriters Laboratories Inc Standards Technical Panels (STP) UL924 for Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment and UL1994 for Luminous Egress Path Marking Systems.

American PERMALIGHT® Inc. photoluminescent exit path markings had been installed inside the New York City World Trade Center Towers in 1994 and their photoluminescence was cited for its guiding light by many of the 9/11 evacuating survivors which propelled Photoluminescent Exit Path Markings into the NYC Local Law 26 requirements. I was invited to work on the NYC Photoluminescence Task Group that helped write the Reference Standard RS6-1.

By improving standards which then are enforced by codes, American PERMALIGHT® Inc. is committed to increasing Life Safety for building occupants.

When all lights are out, PERMALIGHT® illuminates your path.