Tritium Exit Sign Alternatives

While shopping for tritium exit signs, you may have noticed the extended lead times associated with receipt of the product. Because of the rules and regulations related to the production of tritium exit signs, along with the limitations of a single operating supplier, lead time is averaging 12-24 weeks. If you are unable to wait this length of time to receive your signs, there may be an alternative for you.

 

If you are able to run power to a unit, a traditional hard wired LED exit sign is the most cost-effective option. If you are not able the run power to the location of the exit sign, you may be able to use a photoluminescent exit sign. The following chart will help you determine if you are able to use this type of sign instead of tritium: Tritium Fact Sheet.

 

If you’ve determined that a tritium exit sign is still your best option, get your order in as soon as possible!

Is there an alternative to hard-wired Exit Signs?

Not only can the installation of regular electric exit signs be very tedious but it can be very expensive too. Besides the cost of the exit sign, you also will need to hire an electrician who taps into your power system and installs all your signs. Is there an alternative? There certainly is! You have two other options to the traditional hard-wired signs to save time and money.

 

Photoluminescent Signs

Photoluminescent Signs in Red, Green and Black

Photoluminescent (power free) exit signs require no electricity (AC) or battery power to work. They are illuminated via photoluminescence (“glow-in-the-dark”). Since no AC connection is required, installation is incredibly simple and does not require access to conduit, an outlet, or the services of an electrician (minimal installation costs). Since no power is consumed, there is zero lifetime power consumption cost! Since there are no electronics or batteries, these signs also enjoy zero maintenance costs!

 

Photoluminescent tape and emergency egress signs absorb and store energy from ambient light (requires 54 LUX -5-ft candles- of fluorescent, metal halide or mercury vapor light to charge material for 60 minutes). In the event of an emergency involving blackout or smoke-laden conditions, the photoluminescent product is immediately visible, providing a safe, illuminated evacuation path. Photoluminescent products can be installed easily in any location with sufficient ambient light source. We carry a variety of photoluminescent exit signs to meet your specific needs.

 

Self-Luminous Tritium Exit Signs

Self-Luminous Tritium Exit Sign in Black

They require no AC power connection and require no ambient light source for charging. They are completely self-contained, relying on radioluminescence to illuminate the letters of the exit sign. Since no AC connection is required, installation is incredibly simple and does not require access to conduit, an outlet, or the services of an electrician (minimal installation costs). Since no power is consumed, there is zero lifetime power consumption cost because there are no electronics or batteries, these exit signs also enjoy zero lifetime maintenance costs! Tritium exits sign sales and disposals are regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and require End User Contact information before your order is processed.

 

Not only do these two options save you power consumption and installation costs, but you can save on testing and replacement bulbs, as there are no bulbs to be changed or electrical components to be tested! In our current economy, many people are trying to save money and decrease costs. However, exit signs are required by most regulating agencies and cannot be overlooked.

 

The Exit Light Company strives to provide customers with best possible pricing and quality products that will ease the strain this economy has imposed. Start saving now and we guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with our environmentally friendly and low-cost products!