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Photoluminescent emergency and guidance signs

Metal Safe Sign offers a wide range of photoluminescent (PL)-signs. (See our online catalogue). All of our signs are produced on 0,68 mm white-enameled recycled aluminum, but may on demand be produced on PVC. All symbols on our signs are made according to ISO, NS and IMO-regulations, but customization of signs is of course possible. Our signs provide escapees and others long and strong afterglow-effects making wayfinding in the dark easy. Compare our test results to any other test results you may have. You can also see our tests carried out at an underground subway station in Norway.

Signs for outdoor installations are also available

Example of one of our signs delivered to "Norway Trade Fairs" - Norges
Varemesse, LillestrÝm
. (The image's resolution (quality) has been decreased in order to reduce download time on the internet).

All signs are delivered with screw-holes for easy mounting. Other solutions may of course be incorporated. You may ask for quotes on prices by using our contact form or use our online catalogue where you will find all our standard signs depicted. Please note that we are able to custom-make all sorts of signs according to the customer's specifications. Metal Safe Sign is of course also able to supply our customers with zinc sulphide - PVC signs. Contact us by e-mail, or use our contact form.

Signs made of tempered glass - an alternative
We also deliver signage on ceramic tiles.

Examples of our standard signs and aluminum profiles

Below you will find examples of our standard signs and profiles. Please note that custom-made signs can be made on order in the quality our customers want. You can also visit our catalogue.

Fire Control Signs PDF (195kb)
Emergency Equipment Signs PDF (182kb)
Evacuation Routing Signs PDF (199kb)
IMO Signs PDF (149kb)
Profiles for mounting of signs PDF (114kb)

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Test results

Test-results ISO 15370:2001 Annex A - 25 lux
Illumination for 24 hours. Complete darkness and reading after 10 and 60 minutes. Light-source is 25 lux. Ask competitors for their qualities in accordance with this standard. Please note: Only 25 lux charging light, and not 1000 lux (DIN 67510) like so many other companies' use! MSS makes products for real-life applications - not laboratory tests.

25 lux - Real-life test After 10 minutes After 60 minutes
Measured results: 136 mcd/m2 42 mcd/m2

Test results DIN 67510:1992 - 1000 lux
This is the laboratory test that most suppliers of comparable products refers to. MSS samples were held in absolute darkness for at least 24 hours before the samples were exposed to 25 lux for 24 hours. The following measuring results were achieved:

1000 lux - laboratory After 10 minutes After 60 minutes
Measured results: 730,0 mcd/m2 100,0 mcd/m2
Requirements: 22,5 mcd/m2 3,0 mcd/m2

All our products have passed Fire Test Procedure Code - 2 and 5 necessary for wall and bulkhead mounting in escape routes in enclosed areas. When comparing measuring and test results from other suppliers, ALWAYS ask them what their tests are based on! Test results should reflect the actual conditions where the products are to be used, and not optimal laboratory conditions (contact us for more information).

Test results Measurement according to DIN 67510 Part 2 10x10 strip of LLL - 1000 lux

10x10 mm strip LLL - 1000 lux After 10 minutes After 60 minutes
Measured results: 743,0 mcd/m2 120,4 mcd/m2
Requirements: 22,5 mcd/m2 3,0 mcd/m2

Lowest visible threshold of 0.3 mcd/m2 reached after : 18030 minutes

Example of Ultra Brite quality - one of our older qualities

Our LLL-systems with the "Ultra Brite"-quality are produced with a photoluminescent layer of 300m on 0,68 mm white-enameled aluminum.
The photoluminescent effect is measured by DIN 67510 part 1 to:
170 mcd after 10 minutes and 27,8 mcd after 60 minutes product-quality.

Test results of our LLL compared to IMO 752(18)

UltraBrite, in aluminum have passed the rigorous SOLAS regulations and are also delivered fulfilling the following:

  • Low spread of flame and rate of heat according to IMO Resolution A.653 (16) (F.T.P. part 5)

  • Low toxicity and smoke generation according to ISO 5659-2 (1994) (F.T.P. part 2)

  • Afterglow effect by measurements of phosphorescence in accordance with DIN 67510-1-1992

Please note: Specific requirements must be specified when ordering; e.g. compliance of SOLAS requirements, IMO resolutions etc.

  • MSS-signs with the "Ultra-Brite"-quality are produced with a photoluminescent layer of 300my on 0,68 mm white-enameled aluminum. The photoluminescent effect is measured by DIN 67510 part 1 to: 170 mcd/m2 after 10 minutes and 27,8 mcd/m2 after 60 minutes.

Latest news:
Third generation photo luminescent paint now available. Ideal for crew quarters, engine rooms, industries, tunnels and other enclosed areas!

Ceramic tiles for use in floors, walls and ceilings where the use of paint, low location strips or other solutions are not feasable.

Photos of directional signs before mounting

Brannfarlig isolasjon i bytunnel (Norwegian only).

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Contact information:

Metal Safe Sign International
Tel: 00-47-92067930

Responsible for all content on MSS web-pages:
Mr. Arve Heggem