If you are looking for an exit sign that is as environmentally friendly as possible, look no further. The self luminous exit sign requires no AC connection, no battery, and only has a minor carbon footprint when it needs to be recycled at the end of its 20 year life. These fixtures use tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, that is fully self powered for its entire 10, 15, or 20 year lifespan. Tritium exit signs ease environmental burdens by forgoing the batteries used in traditional exit signs that have to be manufactured in large plants and then disposed of every 5 to 7 years. The lifespan of most exit signs is far less than these tritium exit signs, meaning the plastic housing and other internal components that crowd landfills are eliminated from the equation.
Tritium exit signs also help cut costs from the moment of their installation to the day of their inevitable disposal. Sure, tritium exit signs cost more than their basic counterparts, but they require no electrician, no power, and no replacement batteries. By the time it has dutifully served its 20 year term, the tritium exit sign will have cut costs, making it more cost effective than even an energy efficient LED fixture. The basic exit sign may be a fraction of the price, but it carries with it hidden costs that stack up over time.
Take a look at our self luminous exit signs and see if tritium technology is right for you. With its long lifespan, environmentally responsible design, and maintenance free profile, tritium exit signs are a wise longterm investment.