2024-04-11
Everlux is returning to the National Construction Summit!
We are thrilled to announce that Everlux will be participating and exhibiting at the National Construction Summit 2024, held at the Sport Ireland Campus in Blanchardstown, next week on April 18th.
2024-04-11
Everlux is returning to the National Construction Summit!

We are thrilled to announce that Everlux will be participating and exhibiting at the National Construction Summit 2024, held at the Sport Ireland Campus in Blanchardstown, next week on April 18th.

Two years after the first participation, Everlux is returning to Ireland and this time we are thrilled to showcase our products and solutions, namely:

  • Safety Way Guidance System (SWGS) signage;

  • Everlux Evacuation Plans in accordance with S.I. No. 137/2019 - Housing (Standards For Rented Houses) Regulations 2019;

  • Excellence by Everlux – safety signage for luxurious environment.

We invite you to visit our stand – number B18C, where you can experience firsthand how our Everlux signage effectively works in an emergency, through experiencing our mini-dark room!

Our dedicated Everlux team will be delighted to welcome you and provide insights into our comprehensive catalogue, software, and solutions tailored to fit any project requirements.

We look forward to seeing you on April 18thstand B18C!



2024-03-04
Everlux is exhibiting at the FIA’s FIM Expo in Portsmouth
Everlux are delighted to be back at the FIA’s FIM Expo as a sponsor and an exhibitor in what will be our first UK event of 2024!
2024-03-04
Everlux is exhibiting at the FIA’s FIM Expo in Portsmouth
Everlux are delighted to be back at the FIA’s FIM Expo as a sponsor and an exhibitor in what will be our first UK event of 2024!

UK Sales Manager Mark Bridgens will be ready to meet you at Action Stations in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard taking place on Tuesday 6th March.

If you are intending to attend, then make sure to call by our stand where Mark will be delighted to welcome you and discuss any aspect of our extensive range of photoluminescent safety signage and escape systems!

Additionally, as always, this FIM Expo is also offering many areas of interest for the visitor including key speakers offering valuable knowledge and insight on key issues and areas of interest in the UK fire safety sector.

You can find Everlux and Mark on Stand 16.
2024-01-10
Everlux is celebrating Intersec Dubai 25th anniversary as an exhibitor
Everlux has been a part of Intersec Dubai for the past 20 years and, therefore, we will not miss the 25th anniversary of this important trade show!
2024-01-10
Everlux is celebrating Intersec Dubai 25th anniversary as an exhibitor
Everlux has been a part of Intersec Dubai for the past 20 years and, therefore, we will not miss the 25th anniversary of this important trade show!

To celebrate the milestone, we will be participating with a brand-new and attractive stand – number 4H-10 –, and our team will be welcoming you from 16th to 18th of January at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Everlux team is excited to let you know all about our news, products and solutions regarding the photoluminescent safety signage world.

At Intersec 2024, Everlux will highlight its exclusive and luxurious signage range Excellence by Everlux, that offers a stylish alternative to traditional safety signage, combining its primary function: safety, with the aesthetics of the environment, using base noble materials.



In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to see Everlux extensive range signage, including high luminance evacuation route and firefighting equipment signs; emergency escape & alarm zone plans; Low Location Lighting (LLL) systems and safety signage for tunnels, as well as signage in compliance with the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice, UL Listed exit signs and egress path marking systems.

Come visit our stand - 4H-10, meet our team and live a unique experience in our dark simulation tunnel.

We are looking forward to meeting all of you!

2023-08-09
NEW Stainless Steel Fire Door Signs
Everlux are excited to introduce our latest range of Fire Door signs that have been designed to be fully compliant and meet the relevant UK safety standards.
2023-08-09
NEW Stainless Steel Fire Door Signs

Everlux are excited to introduce our latest range of Fire Door signs that have been designed to be fully compliant and meet the relevant UK safety standards.

The Everlux Fire Door Signs are non-photoluminescent stainless steel 80mm diameter with 3M high tack self-adhesive backing.

  • Range includes:

8M 0018M 0028M 003

8M 0048M 0058M 0068M 007

  • Bespoke wording can also be supplied as price on request

Key Features:

  • Complete Compliance: Our fire door signs are developed in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Building Regulations Approved Document B. They are also fully compliant with the requirements of the Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996 and conform to the BS 5499, BS ISO 3864 and BS EN ISO 7010 to ensure clear communication of essential fire safety information

  • High Quality – Everlux’s new fire door signs are manufactured using high-quality brushed stainless steel which ensures lasting durability whilst offering a high-end finished once installed.

  • Easy & Compliant Installation – Everlux stainless steel fire door signs are supplied with 3M high-tack self-adhesive backing which ensures lasting adhesion and secure fixing without compromising the intumescent properties of the fire door.



Everlux stainless steel Fire Door signs are available right now in packs of 10 - for more information or to place an order, please click on the link below to contact our Commercial Team.


Alternatively, you can contact our UK Sales Manager Mark Bridgens directly either by email mark-bridgens@everlux.com or telephone 07970 104635.

2023-06-13
We will be exhibiting at the FIA FIM EXPO Nottingham 2023
The first FIA FIM EXPO of 2023 is taking place on June 20th at The City Ground in Nottingham and Everlux are once again proud to be exhibitors as well as providing one of the key seminars on the day.
2023-06-13
We will be exhibiting at the FIA FIM EXPO Nottingham 2023

The first FIA FIM EXPO of 2023 is taking place on June 20th at The City Ground in Nottingham and Everlux are once again proud to be exhibitors as well as providing a speaker for one of the key seminars on the day.

We are thrilled to be an exhibitor at this key Fire Industry event and look forward to providing the opportunity for delegates to meet our team and to discuss and see for themselves the benefits of our high quality photoluminescent safety signage via our mini dark room, which will be on display – a surprisingly effective model that is always popular!

Everlux UK Sales Manager Mark Bridgens will also be one of the key speakers providing a timely appraisal of the requirements for "Wayfinding Signage for the Fire Service” and "Safety Information and Fire Safety Notices”, as a result of The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 which came into effect earlier this year. This CPD accredited seminar is scheduled to begin at 11am and is completely free for attending delegates.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network and keep up with the latest news from Everlux and the UK Fire Safety Industry!

We look forward to seeing you at stand 22!





2023-06-09
Everlux will be at the FSM Live 2023
Have you ever wondered about photoluminescent safety signage and the advantages it offers over non-photoluminescent signs?
2023-06-09
Everlux will be at the FSM Live 2023

Have you ever wondered about photoluminescent safety signage and the advantages it offers over non-photoluminescent signs?

If so, you can visit our stand at this year’s FSM Live event which is taking place on June 15th at Coventry Building Society Arena.

Our team will be ready to welcome you and will be happy to discuss your requirements and guide you through the range of Everlux products and solutions, engineered to be compliant for the fire safety industry.

As well as attending key-note speeches on some of the key topics relevant to fire safety in the UK, visitors to our stand will be able to understand the benefits of our high quality photoluminescent safety signage performance through our mini dark room, which will be on display – a surprisingly effective model that is always popular!

Additionally, our team are also prepared to advise knowledgeably on the new "Wayfinding Signage for the Fire Service”, which is now a mandatory requirement under the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 which came into effect at the start of the year.

Furthermore, at this year’s FSM Live we are proud to announce the UK debut of our Everlux for Public Transportation brand at an industry event!

Everlux have developed a new range safety signage & products with the aim of responding to the increasing need for compliant safety signage in the road & rail public transport sectors.

You can find out more about these and our many other photoluminescent safety signage systems at our stand on June 15th at FSM Live.

We hope to see you there!

2023-05-05
Everlux will be “wayfinding” our way to Firex 2023
Year upon year FIREX sets the bar for fire safety events in the UK, consistently proving itself to be the key exhibition that brings together all interested parties including manufacturers, suppliers, industry professionals and end user stakeholders under the same roof.
2023-05-05
Everlux will be “wayfinding” our way to Firex 2023

Year upon year FIREX sets the bar for fire safety events in the UK, consistently proving itself to be the key exhibition that brings together all interested parties including manufacturers, suppliers, industry professionals and end user stakeholders under the same roof.

Once again, Everlux are pleased to announce that we shall be exhibiting at this year’s FIREX 2023 at the ExCeL, London May 16th to 18th.

Probably unsurprisingly to those who know us, Everlux are at the forefront of all relevant changes to the standards and legislation that guide the UK fire industry and this year is no exception.

2023 has seen the implementation of the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 which prescribes new, mandatory fire safety measures for high-rise residential buildings following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in 2017. A key element of the new legislation is the requirement for "Wayfinding Signage for Fire Services” which provides clear and unambiguous identification of each floor and the flats/dwellings contained within it along with "Safety Instructions & Fire Notices” for residents.

Everlux will be showcasing our bespoke range of wayfinding signage solutions that meet these requirements as well as our renowned extensive range of photoluminescent safety sign and systems.

If you would like to discuss these and perhaps experience our immersive Low Location Lighting (LLL) tunnel we can be found at Stand F1:1412 where our team will be delighted to receive you!

Once again, Everlux are pleased to announce that we shall be exhibiting at this year’s FIREX 2023 at the ExCeL, London May 16th to 18th.

Probably unsurprisingly to those who know us, Everlux are at the forefront of all relevant changes to the standards and legislation that guide the UK fire industry and this year is no exception.

2023 has seen the implementation of the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 which prescribes new, mandatory fire safety measures for high-rise residential buildings following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in 2017. A key element of the new legislation is the requirement for "Wayfinding Signage for Fire Services” which provides clear and unambiguous identification of each floor and the flats/dwellings contained within it along with "Safety Instructions & Fire Notices” for residents.

Everlux will be showcasing our bespoke range of wayfinding signage solutions that meet these requirements as well as our renowned extensive range of photoluminescent safety sign and systems.

If you would like to discuss these and perhaps experience our immersive Low Location Lighting (LLL) tunnel we can be found at Stand F1:1412 where our team will be delighted to receive you!

2023-04-19
Meet Everlux products and team at The Fire Safety Event
Everlux are pleased to once again be an exhibitor at one of the most important events the UK Fire Safety calendar – The Fire Safety Event!
2023-04-19
Meet Everlux products and team at The Fire Safety Event

Everlux are pleased to once again be an exhibitor at one of the most important events the UK Fire Safety calendar – The Fire Safety Event!

Next week, from 25th - 27th April at the NEC Birmingham, or Everlux team will be ready to welcome you at our Stand – 3A/L40 – to discuss any matters relating to fire safety & evacuation signage and demonstrate our extensive range of photoluminescent solutions including the new Wayfinding signage for high-rise residential buildings in compliance with the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 that came into effect at the start of the year.




Everlux are proud to be part of this key event that will gather the highest quality manufacturers, suppliers and service providers across the entire active and passive fire protection industry and we hope you can join us.

If you wish to attend this year’s Fire Safety Event and visit our team then tickets are free and you can register to attend HERE.


2023-03-28
Everlux will exhibit at SFPE European Conference & Expo on Fire Safety Engineering
Everlux is going to be one of the exhibitors at the SFPE European Conference & Expo on Fire Safety Engineering, 29th and 30th of March, in Berlin.
2023-03-28
Everlux will exhibit at SFPE European Conference & Expo on Fire Safety Engineering
Everlux is going to be one of the exhibitors at the SFPE European Conference & Expo on Fire Safety Engineering, 29th and 30th of March, in Berlin.

The event will be held at the Berlin Marriott Hotel and we are ready to welcome all visitors in our stand – number 7 – where our extensive range of photoluminescent safety signage will be on display, from SWGS to our luxury brand Excellence by Everlux.

We have more than 30 years of experience developing these solutions and we are present today in more than 80 countries all around the world.

Come meet Everlux products and services, our team will be delighted to welcome you at our stand – number 7!
2023-02-23
The Energy Crisis
What happens when the lights go out? These days everyone with a mobile phone switches on the torch app. and then the search begins for the old stock of candles and matches.
2023-02-23
The Energy Crisis

The Energy Crisis – The case for a wider use of Photoluminescent Safety Wayguidance Systems.

Adrian Iley, Managing Director, G.B.C. (Speciality Chemicals) Limited., Director & Secretary, Photoluminescent Safety Products Association (P.S.P.A.)



What happens when the lights go out? These days everyone with a mobile phone switches on the torch app. and then the search begins for the old stock of candles and matches. But if you don’t have a mobile phone or torch to hand – and I am thinking particularly of the older generation and the most deprived members of the population, what is the effect? Panic, disorientation, severe stress, alarm and a high risk of accident or injury.

The energy crisis means that there is a strong possibility of power shortages and blackouts in the next year at least. It therefore makes sense for everyone to think about how they can manage without power. Of course, you can invest in battery back-up systems but unless you are in the fortunate position to have your own solar or wind farm most people just have to manage somehow.

In public buildings or multiple occupancy buildings there should be adequate escape route marking in all public areas as is specified by National and local regulations. Usually, these systems involve emergency electrical lighting with battery back-up systems. However, we have seen in numerous examples including the Twin Towers (9/11), and more recently Grenfell Tower, that such systems, even if installed correctly, do not necessarily function properly in an emergency. What is always true is that electrical systems require power and if the power source is interrupted or if not properly maintained, it does not function.



Stairwell with Photoluminescent system in natural light

Stairwell with Photoluminescent system in natural light in the dark


Photoluminescent (PL) systems are based on special pigments which absorb UV light, store it and re-emit the energy in the form of visible light over a period of several hours. Critically, these systems – provided they are first charged with UV light, cannot fail. There are many examples of cases where their existence has meant that people have managed to safely evacuate public buildings and transport only because such systems were installed – often supplementary to electrical systems, just because in an emergency they work! The most famous example of course was 9/11 when several people only managed to evacuate down the stairwells because of the photoluminescent paint markings which guided them to safety (all electrical systems had ceased to operate).

If you travel on a ferry, cruise ship, plane, train or transit many road tunnels you will find photoluminescent escape route systems installed. The unfortunate fact is that in most cases these systems were only installed subsequently as a result of a disaster. You may remember the ‘Herald of Free Enterprise’ ferry accident, the Piper Alpha Oil platform explosion, the Scandinavian Star cruise ship disaster, Swiss Tunnel fires, World Trade Centre New York bombing, 9/11 etc. etc. There is a long list of such accidents which have led to Photoluminescent systems being introduced into safety regulations and successfully installed.

In 1945 when the Americans dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki the whole area was devastated. However, people had to be able to move around despite the chaos that ensued. The founder of Nemoto & Co. Japan, Kenzo Nemoto first started business making photoluminescent paints to help people find their way in the wake of the devastation. Today as the worlds’ leading manufacturer of PL pigments, the main applications remain for emergency evacuation. You might consider that in other war zones – one thinks today of Ukraine, there could be a case for similar applications now unfortunately.

Away from war zones, but as a direct result, on a practical level (if energy is likely to become rationed in future due to escalating costs), it surely must make sense for us to consider simple applications in the home for Photoluminescent material in case of blackouts, not just for emergency evacuation? Applications could include:

  • Marking torches/mobile phones
  • Marking doorways/stair treads
  • Marking door handles/keyholes/keys
  • Marking Spectacles/hearing aids
  • Marking Nebulisers/pill dispensers
  • Marking on safety jackets (in addition to reflective)
  • Marking any hazards (e.g. obstacles, trip hazards)

When you experience a serious blackout first hand it makes you realise how difficult it is to navigate in the dark, especially if there is also smoke present as a result of a fire incident or powder atmosphere as a result of the collapse of a building (earthquake, bombing etc.).

In 2003 there was an interesting study made by Ilmenau University in Germany where Photoluminescent systems were compared with electrical evacuation systems in smoky conditions (typical of an emergency situation). The study concluded that continuous lines of low ambient light fitted at a low level (approx. 1m above floor level – typical of a Photoluminescent system), were found to be much more effective as an escape route marking system than high mounted, high brightness electrical sources. The reason being that bright lights are scattered by smoke and can cause disorientation while Photoluminescent systems below the smoke offered a continuous escape pathway.

From an environmental perspective the common LED lights and Photoluminescent systems both require special pigments and a lot of energy to produce. The big difference is that if you use a high quality Photoluminescent system, there is no end of life. As long as there is a source of UV light, Photoluminescent systems will work when there is a sudden blackout and we should be more prepared for that in the future.


NOTES:

LumiNova® pigments were invented by Nemoto & Co, Japan in 1993. These pigments are not radioactive and are activated by UV light sources. The energy is stored and re-emitted over many hours as a visible yellow/green light – so most discernible to the human eye and appropriate for safety.

Photoluminescent systems containing LumiNova® are already widely installed in ships, cars, aircraft, tunnels and public buildings where in some cases they have totally replaced electrical systems.

G.B.C. (Speciality Chemicals) Limited is the European marketing company for Nemoto & Co., Japan and Nemoto is a shareholder in the company.

Photographs courtesy of Nemoto & Co, Japan.

References:

https://www.tu-ilmenau.de/fileadmin/Bereiche/MB/lichttechnik/Literatur/2003/BieskeInterLumen2003.pdf

www.thepspa.com

www.luminova.co.uk

AGI/06.01.2023©



2023-02-23
Everlux returns to the FIKE Product Day!
Representing one of the first opportunities of the year for the fire services sector to come together, the FIKE Product Day features many marquee fire equipment manufacturers ready to discuss and demonstrate the latest products and innovations alongside an engaging and relevant program of speakers throughout the day.

Our stand will be featuring our extensive range of photoluminescent safety signs and systems including our solutions for the new "wayfinding signs for the fire service” that are now a mandatory requirement in most high- rise residential buildings as a result of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations which became came in to effect from the 23rd January. If these new, prescribed signs are of particular interest or you require further information our UK Sales Manager, Mark Bridgens, will be on hand to discuss this with you personally.

You can register your interest in attending this event for free here.
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