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Glowway have manufactured an innovative self illuminating tile which does not require any electricity. Without the need for electrical wiring, the post installation becomes a lot easier. The Glow in the dark feature can be used to guide people to exits in cases of emergency and/or electrical outages. The tiles do not glow under normal lighting conditions thus making it possible to naturally blend escape routes to their architectural surroundings.
The tiles can be manufactured according to the client’s wishes.
Glowway also has developed special tiles for the visually impaired. Tiles with the glow effect and! special surface marking, makes it easy for everybody to find their way.
Tests conducted by the Helsinki University of Technology have shown that the tiles meet the international ISO 16069:2004 standard’s requirements for post-illumination by tenfold. Note that in thick smoke, the traditional safety signs do not necessarily work.