PSA: The Lighting Council of Australia Responds to the Introduction of Photoluminescent Exit Signs by the National Construction Code of Australia

The Lighting Council of Australia has raised concerns following the introduction of photoluminescent exit signs by the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC). On May 1 2014, the NCC Volumes One, Two and Three will be adopted by all Australian states and will include a change which sees provisions for photoluminescent (PL) signs introduced as an alternative option to internally illuminated exit signs. The adoption has been criticized by the Lighting Council, which represents Australia’s lighting industry.You can read the full article on the website for Sourceable here.

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director

Article Says It All: “Glow-in-the-dark” lights a lifesaver in emergencies

Real Estate Weekly has published a very supportive article in it’s most recent issue. The publication reaches over 30,000 readers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island and Westchester. Here’s the link for the article:


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PSA: Manhattan High-Rise Fire

Earlier this month there was a fire in a Manhattan high-rise building that is one example of how PL products in stairwells could be life-saving products in situation. Here’s the link:–one-critical-in-manhattan-high-rise-fire

PSA Board President Al Carlson notes this situation is one more reason LL26 should apply to noncommercial buildings. That was not, however, among the recommendations mentioned in a follow-up article where local officials discussed the need to implement new fire safety measures. Here’s the link to this second article:

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director

PSA: ULC Defends PL Technology

Last year PSA member Jessup Manufacturing was involved with UL Canada in responding to NRC in Canada. (NRC is an agency of the Government of Canada and its premier research and technology organization; they are also in charge of the committees that make up the National Building Code of Canada.) The letter, posted on the Members Only web page under the heading “Member’s Library,” concerns claims made by the electrical industry about the performance of PL products. The letter takes exception with electrical industry’s claims and highlights the benefits of PL products.

This letter is an excellent example of why we need our trade association for the PL industry—so that individually and collectively we can be advocates and let consumers, customers, and government agencies know the value of PL products.