Here you will find models of exit signs that are more energy efficient, modern in design, and higher quality, many hand made in America. Our goal is to be a purchasing and education resource for those seeking information on the subtle yet remarkable difference a modern exit sign can make to their building's energy system. Our approach is one of a complete perspective on the building safety system, which sometimes challenges convention, which views safety equipment as an after thought or a task delegated to the subcontractor.
Building managers will find ways to improve their maintenance activities associated with safety equipment, purchasing managers will find ways to purchase items with confidence improving the bottom line, and visionaries seeking to reduce their carbon foot print will find the latest innovative solutions in non-electrical exit signs and safety lighting. exit signs
ExitSigns.com uses innovative photoluminescent technology to make eco-friendly non-electrical exit signs that glow in the dark and are code compliant.
The significance of changing one sign over to GreenTorch™ technology saves up to $40 per year of electricity costs and prevents up to 6 light bulbs per sign from being discarded and replaced. Furthermore using GreenTorch™ photoluminescent technology removes the needs for battery backup systems in exit signs preventing ni-cad and sealed lead acid batteries from improper disposal. There are estimates of 100 - 300 million exit signs in the US, many of them relying on outdated and energy wasting technology. The time to change is now.
Many power companies offer rebates for companies switching out their energy wasteful lighting equipment to GreenTorch™ models. exit sign
To take part in these programs you will simply contact uss. The energy companies have allowances set aside for incentives that are subject to being expended. You will want to make your initiative a priority and seek these funds as early as possible. Typically these incentives are based upon total power consumption reduction, however, there are unit based incentives for certain lighting fixtures, such as replacing incandescent powered exit signs with an energy-efficient model such as LED, LEC or Photoluminescent.
Incandescent exit signs typically use two bulbs burning 24/7 with a total consumption of up 40 watts. The cost of running this one sign over the course of a year adds up to about $40.00, not to mention the costs of replacing the incandescent bulbs which normally have a life span of 3000 hours or 4 months. An incandescent light bulb looks like your typical light bulb, is about 3/4 scale and is usually clear. These types of exit signs are the most commonly installed in America. Older buildings had them installed before newer, energy-efficient designs became available. Our experience has been that every facility that we have entered that is using incandescent exit signs has multiple bulbs burned out at a time, as well as, damaged lenses due to the immense heat that they generate on a constant basis. It is important to note that these are types of exit signs are perfect candidates for the lighting rebate. Your facility will recoup the cost of the signs over the course of 1 to 2 years simply by retro-fitting these units out with GreenTorch™ exit signs with the energy savings alone. EXIT SIGNS
The rebates accelerate the investment return.
The rebates are usually paid as reductions on future bills. In some areas, the rebates can be as much as $35-$45 per sign replaced. In addition to the incentive compensation, companies can save the labor costs and material costs associated with reordering and installing the short-life bulbs. The other additional benefit is that OSHA's egress route compliance is more manageable when longer life GreenTorch™ exit signs are present in the building. Having a properly working system has other benefits such as minimizing your exposure to fire inspector safety violations, OSHA injuries, insurance liability, A.D.A compliance, in addition to the benefits of projecting a positive image and example to the customers, employees, and tenants of the building.