American Permalight Photoluminescent *Aluminum Strip with Self Adhesive Foam Tape. Durable Photoluminescent Aluminum strips may be used to mark door frame outline, floor perimeter marking, steps, door crash bar and other similar applications. The 1″ width conforms with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), UL 1994, International Fire Code – 2009 IFC – 2018 IFC – and International Building Code IBC 2009 – IBC 2018.
(* Not a thin, flimsy foil but a durable, semi-stiff aluminum metal)
IBC / IFC compliant UL1994 listed Egress Path Markings
The nationwide building codes IBC (International Building Code) and IFC (International Fire Code), both published by ICC (International Code Council) and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code, written by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) have added luminous egress path markings to their domestic codes. The IBC and IFC requirements are enforced by building inspectors and fire code officials.
The IBC requirements are in Section 1024 of the 2009 and 2012 IBC, and in Section 1025 of the 2015 IBC. Luminous markings are required in all exit enclosures on the steps, landings, handrails, as perimeter demarcation lines, on obstacles and doors from exit enclosures. The enforcement is for high-rise buildings having occupied floors located more than 75 feet above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access in these occupancy types:
- A = Assembly (gathering places for civic, social or religious functions)
- B = Business (bank, civic administration, professional services)
- E = Educational (through 12th grade)
- I = Institutional (places where people are cared for, ranging from hospitals, assisted living to prisons)
- M = Mercantile (display of merchandise, e.g. department stores)
- R1 = Hotel / Motel
* Adhesive products used on wood or coated surfaces may damage the finish.