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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:



Photoluminescent Tech Revolutionizes Safety Measures Worldwide Through SBA Export Program

In 2010, Zachary Green created photoluminescent firefighting equipment to help him in his duties as a volunteer firefighter for the city of Wyoming, Ohio. He found that the steady glow from the equipment improved visibility in the dark, creating safer situations for emergency responders. Through the SBA exporting program, he was able to expand his business, delivering glow-in-the-dark safety equipment to 25 different countries.

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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.

Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Fire

On July 25th, 2015 a massive fire quickly engulfed the pool deck of the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip. If it were not for the quick and heroic efforts of the CCFD ( Clark County Fire Department), this incident could have been much worse. The Cosmopolitan fire put off an incredible amount of thick black smoke because of the high heat and flames created by the burning foam-made trees and plastic cabanas around the pool deck.


Top 50 Reasons Back-Up Generators Fail

LinkedIn’s Facilities Management Group (68,000+ members) recently asked the question “What are the most common diesel generator failures that you have come across?”. There were close to 200 responses that stated or implied 50 different reasons.