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How Tritium Radioactive Energy Can Save Your Life?

Chances are that when you think of radioactive energy (like tritium), thoughts of mutation or nuclear explosions may occur. However, this is a myth. Just sit back and think about how the way that it’s used to diagnose and heal illnesses. For the sake of this blog we’re going to point out how important of [...]

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How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Commercial Lighting Costs

So now that you have that large fixture schedule, all you need to do is find the lighting. Although the project has specs and a preferred manufacturer, perhaps you should consider a second opinion? Surely, the project manager or property owner wouldn’t be opposed to saving a few thousand dollars if the could – right? In a world where there [...]

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Managing and Maintaining Your Emergency Lights

When installing emergency lights in a commercial facility, it is important to abide by NEC codes as well as the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). NEC article 700 covers the requirements for emergency light installation and wiring. This type of fixture consists of a circuit and electrical equipment that supplies illumination when the building's main [...]

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Extreme Applications!

Sometimes when you're choosing an emergency light you need to get extreme! There are many environments where run of the mill exit signs just won't get the job done - in the bone-chilling cold of Northern Alaska, the water-drenched deck of a tropical resort, or facilities that contain flammable dust. Standard thermoplastic emergency lights are [...]

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Chicago and NYC Code Compliance

For most emergency lights and exit signs, a UL 924 listing will guarantee compliance in every city and state throughout the US. As discussed in the previous blog post, Underwriters Laboratories is an independent organization that tests products ranging from blenders to electrical cables to determine which products are safe for use by customers. All [...]

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What UL 924 Means To You

While browsing our inventory for a new emergency light or exit sign, you have mostly likely stumbled upon the term"UL 924 listed" and the claim that this specification makes the fixture appropriate for use throughout the United States. Without a little more info (like this blog post, for example) that claim is meaningless. A sticker [...]

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Edge Lit Egress

We've all seen them - big, bulky exit signs that have been yellowed by the cruel mistress known as time and stick out of the room's decor only to remind you that when this place burns down, you'll have to follow this ugly fixture to safety. This, to some degree, is a misconception about exit [...]

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Fixated On Fixtures Part 2

For those of you who don't know, Tender Greens is one of my favorite restaurants in Hollywood. They serve healthy salads, fresh ingredients, and great beers. They also use high quality exit signs and emergency lights. On the way out I snapped a few photos to show you how a trendy restaurant can install the [...]

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Running Man Origins

Here in the United States we like to do things a little bit differently. We like to drive Hummers that get 7 miles per gallon, stick with the US customary system, and most importantly, we use exit signs that proudly display the word "EXIT" to indicate the nearest point of egress. The majority of the [...]

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Tritium Recycling Made Easy

It is common knowledge that Tritium Exit Signs are awesome - they are easy to install, require no maintenance, and save you money in the longrun. As the name implies, they use tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. This creates a steady glow for up to 20 years, but also requires the exit sign to [...]

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