Local Law 26: Photoluminescent Lighting and Egress

When the power goes out, Photoluminescent Egress Markers can light the way and allow your tenants to escape regardless of the emergency type.

photoluminescentThis glow-in-the-dark material is designed to help tenants escape and provide visibility during blackouts, fires, or other emergencies. This material contains chemicals capable of absorbing and storing energy from daylight or artificial lighting. Photoluminescent markers are required in office buildings, hotels, schools, and universities over 75-feet in height in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island.

Our markers:

  • Are tested to ensure the same performance as electrical emergency lighting.
  • Have all the required markings
  • Pass the “five tests” required by Local Law 26 including brightness, washability, non-toxicity, non-radioactivity, and surface flammability
  • Are self-illuminating and non-toxic
  • Require no hazardous material disposal
  • Are tested to ensure they illuminate even the darkest or smoke-filled areas
  • Are customized to compliment your interior décor
  • Can be installed by Total Fire Protection’s professional technicians or customers

We use the highest quality brand name manufacturers, so you know that you are adhering to Local Law 26. These include:


  • Perma Light
  • Jalite
  • Jessup
  • G-Lo Brite
  • Brady
  • Glow Zone
  • Sate Sign
  • Everglow
  • Balco
“PURSUANT TO Chapter 26 of the New York City Charter and Sections 27-131.1 and 27-383(b) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and in accordance with the requirements of 1RCNY §37-01(e), this proposed reference standard was previously published in the City Record on April 8, 2005, and a public hearing was held on May 2, 2005, pursuant to 1 RCNY § 37-01(f). The Department of Buildings hereby adopts New York City Building Code Reference Standard RS 6-1 and 6-1A relating to photoluminescent exit path markings.” See above for the relevant code.

Call Total Fire Protection today to schedule a complimentary survey of your premises. We can help you comply with Local Law 26 today.

Call (718) 951-7200 & get a free quote!