MEA Listed NYC Code Compliant Photoluminescent Egress Path Markings
Markings within exit enclosures: 2.2.1 Steps, 2.2.2 Landings, 2.2.3 Handrails and 2.2.4 Floor perimeter demarcation lines.
Egress path markings shall be provided in exit enclosures, including vertical exit enclosures and exit passageways, in accordance with Sections 2.2.1 through 2.2.4
A solid and continuous strip shall be applied to the horizontal leading edge of each step and shall extend for the full length of each step. Outlining strips shall have a minimum horizontal width of 1 inch (25 mm) and a maximum width of 2 inches (51 mm). The leading edge of the strip shall be placed at a maximum of 1/2 inch (13 mm) from the leading edge of the step and the strip shall overlap the leading edge of the step by not more than 1/2 inch (13 mm) down the vertical face of the step. Exception: Existing buildings optional Side edge markings. Side edge markings on both horizontal sides of each step that provide returns extending along the leading edge. The dimensions, distances and locations shall be consistent and uniform through out the same exit. Such side edge markings shall be solid and continuous stripes of photoluminescent material.
2.2.2 Leading Edge of Landing.
The leading edge of all landings (for example the platforms at the top of stairs) shall be marked in a consistent and uniform manner throughout the same exit. Such markings shall comprise stripes following the same requirements as for steps in 2.2.1, except that: 1) the stripe shall be thesame length as and consistent with the stripes on the steps, or may extend the full length of the leading edge of the landing; and 2) the leading edge of each landing shall be marked regardless of the age of the building.
All handrails and handrail extensions shall be marked with a solid and continuous stripe of photoluminescent material. The dimensions, distances and locations shall be consistentand uniform throughout the same exit.
2.2.4 Floor perimeter demarcation lines.
Floor perimeter demarcations lines are intended to outline the egress path by providing low location photoluminescent lines on both sides of the path. Stair landings and other parts of the egress path shall be provided with floor perimeter demarcation lines. The lines shall be a solid and continuous 1″ to 2″ (25 to 51 mm) wide stripe ofphotoluminescent material. The continuity of the demarcation lines may be interrupted to accommodate obstructions such as conduits, moldings, corners orbends, not to exceed 4″ (102 mm). The dimensions, distances and locations shall be uniform and consistent throughout the same exit. Demarcation lines shall belocated on the floor, or on the walls/vertical surface, or a combination of the two.
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MEA Code Compliant Photoluminescent Egress Path Markings per NYC Building Code.
Markings within exit enclosures: Doors, Steps and Landings.
The New York City Building Code requires that certain materials and equipment be accepted by the Department of Buildings. Accepted products are given a Material and Equipment Acceptance Number by the MEA Department.
PERMALIGHT® photoluminescent products shown in this category successfully passed the five required tests (brightness, washability, toxicity, radioactivity, flame spread) plus the optional UV-degradation test, giving you peace of mind.
June 2004, New York City Council approved new Building Code Local Law 26 requiring photoluminescent signs and markings on doors leading toexits and in emergency staircases of High Rise Office Buildings 75 feet or taller.
March 2007, the City of Fresno adopted NYC’s LL 26 RS 6-1 requirements for all enclosed stairways in buildings with 3 stories or more and in any exit pathways leading from the stairways to the exterior of the building.
Part Numbers: 83-60029, 83-60039
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