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:


Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director
Photoluminescent Safety Association
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Board of Directors Meeting Schedule Change

The Board of Directors has asked that I report on a change in their meeting schedule for 2014, including plans for our virtual annual meeting.

This year the board has decided to change from monthly meetings to quarterly. Specially, the directors will meet during these months:

  • February,
  • May,
  • August, and
  • December.

The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 25, at 2:00 p.m. ET. (Please be sure to add this to your calendar.)

Should there be an urgent code issue emergency meetings may be held. Committees will continue meet as needed. We will post minutes of the board meetings shortly after each occurs. I’ll send you a note once they’ve been posted. (A reminder the February minutes are online.)

This change from 12 to four meetings will allow the association to reduce the portion of its budget spent on the management fee. This is a priority in 2014 because of the decline in membership we’ve seen since 2014.

Finally, we are seeking your active participation on our committees and need a chair for the Codes Committee. This person does not need to be a board member. Committee participation is vital to industry and can enhance the value of your PSA membership. If you’d like to become more involved in a committee, please let me know. I’ll gladly send additional information and connect you with the board member working on that committee.

Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director