For safe emergency evacuation, illuminate your stairs, handrails and doors with these code-compliant glow-in-the-dark products

by Brianna Crandall — August 2, 2021 — Wooster Products’ NITEGLOW Emergency Egress System includes high-quality photoluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) products to illuminate stair treads, handrails, door handles and door frames, and obstructions, so that occupants can evacuate safely in a darkened environment.  NITEGLOW two-stage anti-slip stair nosing meets NYC Local Law 26, 2015 IBC, and 2015 IFC code compliance requirements.  Photoluminescent abrasive provides a higher coefficient of friction (and more secure footing) than competitive products that include a photoluminescent strip without abrasive (which is the industry norm, according to the company).

Wooster Products NITEGLOW Emergency Egress System

NITEGLOW Emergency Egress System high-quality photoluminescent products illuminate stair treads, handrails, door handles/frames and obstructions for safe evacuation in an emergency. Image courtesy Wooster Products

NITEGLOW is well suited for either new construction or retrofit code compliance upgrades, says Wooster Products, a provider of anti-slip stair treads and walkway products since 1921. Heat-treated, corrosion-resistant aluminum substrate and a nearly diamond-hard aluminum oxide filler assure long tread life under heavy pedestrian traffic.  Bright, long-lasting photoluminescent epoxy filler that is free of hazardous and radioactive substances extends uniformly throughout the filler.  A high content of aluminum oxide abrasive provides traction and long service life and is replaceable.

NITEGLOW is easily cleaned with common commercial cleaners such as Simple Green and Fantastik, adds the company.  Clean architectural lines ensure aesthetic appeal.

NITEGLOW is available to order in lengths to a maximum of 8’0”.   NITEGLOW two-stage safety nosing includes a replaceable anti-slip abrasive-filled top insert, and a mill-finish extruded aluminum base, with sure-hold anchor.  An optional wood insert keeps the aluminum base clean during initial construction.   Protective tape is also available.

Stairmaster NITEGLOW

The entire photoluminescent area is slip resistant, and is recharged by any light source, natural or artificial. Image courtesy Wooster Products

The anti-slip filler includes approximately 60% virgin grain aluminum oxide abrasive, which is available in contrasting colors.  Photoluminescent epoxy binder is a fully cured resilient epoxy with a filler ratio of 16% minimum for enhanced cleanability.

Photoluminescent technology is also available with other Wooster Products offerings, including Flex-Tred anti-slip tape products, for use on handrails, door handles and frames, and around obstructions to comply with the code.

For more information about NITEGLOW or other anti-slip products, visit the Wooster Products website. The Wooster, Ohio-based company’s other products include cast aluminum (Alumogrit), cast iron (Ferrogrit), extruded aluminum (Spectra, Supergrit, Stairmaster, and Flexmaster), pressure-sensitive adhesive tape/deck covering (Flex-Tred), and coatings (WP-70, Walk-A-Sured, and Safe-Stride).