A Field study on photoluminescent signage used to guide building occupants to exit in complete darkness

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Conference"inFIRE Conference 2000": 09 May 2000, Ottawa, Ontario
Pages18; # of pages: 8
Subjectsignage, evacuation, fire safety; Emergency lighting/wayfinding
AbstractA field study was conducted in an office building to assess the effectiveness of photoluminescent material to facilitate occupant evacuation. The office building's four identical stairwells were set with different conditions; one had full lighting, one had reduced lighting, another one had reduced lighting with photoluminescent wayguidance signs and one had photoluminescent wayguidance signs with no otherlighting output. Non-informed occupants evacuated through the 4 stairwells. Speed of movement recorded using video cameras showed a similar speed of movement when considering the different density of the 4 stairwells.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number43938
NPARC number20331211
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Record created2012-07-18
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