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Power Failure-It Happened Again

Recently power was lost at one of our nations airports. Read more about this incident here: https://wjla.com/news/local/power-outage-reagan-national-airport

Blackouts can happen at anytime or place. Failing to plan can be the same as planning to fail. Learn more about how LumAware can help reduce the risks associated with losing power.


Airport Blackout


LumAware wins Cincy Magazine Manny Award for New Product Development/Innovation

LumAware wins Cincy Magazine Manny Award for New Product Development/Innovation

MN8 LumAware was recently awards Best New Product Development/Innovation by Cincy Magazine during their annual MANNY Awards event. Cincy Magazine MANNY Awards, which celebrates manufacturing excellence in the Tristate, come in many sizes and product categories, but what they share is a reliance on good ideas and good people.

MN8 was selected based on the innovation of their patent pending lucite EXIT signs. These signs were specifically designed as an aesthetic alternative to the other industrial looking energy free EXIT signs.

These Innovative Energy Free EXIT signs never need:
Batteries to test or replace
Lightbulbs to test or replace
Costly electric installation
Monthly Testing

Since these signs don’t utilize electric, batteries or lightbulbs they contribute to many sustainability, zero waste to landfill and eco-friendly initiatives.


LumAware signs are being used by Kroger and many other companies that see the value of these eco friendly, cost saving, aesthetic and fail safe EXIT signs. Being UL listed they meet the NFPA and virtually all local building codes as replacements to traditional EXIT signs.


Learn more about LumAware’s award winning EXIT signs and other code approved photoluminescent safety solutions at:




MN8 Foxfire Named to “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Inaugural E360 Performance Index

MN8 Foxfire, UL-certified developer of photoluminescent safety products, was recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, MN8 Foxfire is recognized as a company that exemplifies growth, […]

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What Happens When The Back-Up Plan Fails

Kroger, the world’s third-largest retailer with $110 billion in sales and a 35-state footprint, is increasing investment in its own stores – more than $4 billion to open new stores, expand or renovate old supermarkets. As part of this plan, Kroger enlisted fellow member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber MN8®, developer of photoluminescent safety products, to install its LumAware® energy-free exit signs at all new and renovated Kroger stores nationwide.

Hotel Business Features MN8 Foxfire Photoluminescent Solutions

Recent Florida building code changes relating to egress have helped shed some light on photoluminescent solutions, and at least one firefighter is looking to supply hotels with solutions that make them compliant. The 2010 Florida building code now requires that residential occupancies containing sleeping units—such as hotels and motels more than 75 ft. in height—must have approved luminous egress path-marking delineating the exit path.

Washington DC Power Outage

An explosion at a Maryland power plant has caused a major power outage that affected the White House, the US Capitol, US State Department and the University of Maryland as well as other buildings in Washington D.C. and Maryland. The outage affected 8,000 customers in Washington DC. Southern Maryland Electric Company (SMECO) states that over 21,00 customers without power.

University of Oregon Law Library Selects MN8 Foxfire for its New Photoluminescent Emergency Exit System

MN8-Foxfire, developer of photoluminescent safety products, today announced that the University of Oregon (UO) Law Library chose MN8 Foxfire for its new photoluminescent emergency exit system to provide safe evacuation in any condition

Photoluminescence Technology Saves Lives, Energy and Costs

Anything with batteries or electricity will fail when you need it most. Photoluminescent (glow in the dark) safety and egress systems are more effective.

What Does Miss Universe And LumAware Have In Common?

Should a power failure occur during the Miss Universe pageant, participants and all of the attendees can know that MN8 Foxfire will illuminate their way to safety as they evacuate. The same MN8 Foxfire technology used by over 60,000 firefighters is being used by Florida International University’s arena to illuminate the stairs, railings and safety signage as it guides people to safety.