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PERMALIGHT® Project Spotlight: Federal Buildings

PERMALIGHT® Project Spotlight | Federal Buildings

The PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Egress Path Marking System is installed in buildings all across the United States of America, including some key federal buildings. Federal buildings have particular requirements for photoluminescent egress path markings, stair identification signs, and exit signs that both meet NFPA 101 requirements and P-100 Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service.

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Facilities Standards (P100) Overview

The Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service (P-100) establishes design standards and performance criteria for the GSA Public Buildings Service.


Exit enclosures where photoluminescent materials are installed must comply with the requirements in NFPA 101. When photoluminescent materials are present, the lowest light level must be selected to keep the photoluminescent material fully charged.

Enclosed stairway lighting must be dimmed to no higher than 50 percent during periods of inactivity with brightness automatically raised upon detecting occupancy.


Exit signs must meet the requirements in NFPA 101 and be energy efficient and environmentally friendly products (e.g., light-emitting diodes (LED type), photoluminescent type. Tritium exit signs must not be installed.

PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent UL924-listed Rigid PVC Exit Sign, Green Lettering, Single-Sided

PERMALIGHT® UL924-listed Exit Signs fit into the NFPA 101 and P-100 standard since PERMALIGHT® photoluminescence is activated by ambient lighting, is non-radioactive, and non-toxic, thus being the energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly choice for buildings. PERMALIGHT® exit signs are building-code compliant for photoluminescent safety and don’t require special handling for disposal at the end of their long life since they are non-radioactive.

Click the photos of the projects below to read more about each GSA Federal Building that has PERMALIGHT® installed within.

The PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Egress Path Marking SystemPERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Signmaking Substrates, and PERMALIGHT® UL924-listed Exit Signs meet the strict P-100 standards for path marking, stair identification signage making, and exit door marking in GSA Public Buildings Service.

Whether you have a photoluminescent egress path marking project in a Federal building or any other type of building, trust the PERMALIGHT® Egress Path Marking System. American PERMALIGHT® has been in Life Safety since 1988 – we’re a trusted leader in the industry and our PERMALIGHT® products are used in countless buildings across the United States of America and beyond for building code-compliant egress path marking and staircase identification signs.

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