Las Vegas learned from this tragedy and eventually required all hotels to require low level exit signage. If you walk down any hallway in Las Vegas you can see the results of these Tombstone Regulations. Why are virtually no other buildings outside of Las Vegas not following their lead?
It’s great that low-level EXIT signs are installed but traditional electric EXIT signs do have some drawbacks.
One of the main problems with traditional plastic EXIT signs placed down low is that they are frequently damaged by luggage carts, vacuum cleaners and people accidently kicking them. Additionally, they can be costly to install and maintain. Electric EXIT signs need to be tested monthly (as required by the NFPA) and are expensive to maintain because of electricity, replacement batteries and light bulbs. There is a better alternative…MN8 LumAware UL listed EXIT signs and photoluminescent wayfinding solutions.
LumAware’s PL (photoluminescent) EXIT signs are a superior alternative as they are maintenance free, very durable and cost almost nothing to install. In addition to the benefits LumAware’s many different styles of PL EXIT signs, LumAware also has a patented stairwell illumination system that has been tested by UL to meet the ASTM E2072/3 standards of the IBC, IFC, ICC codes. This stairwell illumination system can help people find their way down stairwells in the event of a fire or electrical failure that would normally leave them in complete darkness.