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BCA Code on Accessibilty in Built Environment 2013 Cl 4.11.2 stipluates that all steps shall be fitted with non-slip nosing strips between 50 mm and 65 mm in width with permanent contrasting colours. Note: Bright stainless steel or polised brass should not be used for nosing strips as glare reflection can cause disorientation to persons with visual impairments.

Yes, Ecoglo Flat Nosing is designed to create a highly visible step edge to reduce slips and falls. It creates better step edge contrast in all situations whether light, dark, or dimly lit, and improve orientation & wayfinding for the visually impaired. Ecoglo Flat Nosing has a 51 mm width insert of hardwearing anti-slip materials.

Indoors: expected life is at least 50 years. Outdoors, exposed to full sun: expected useful life is 10 ~ 30 years. Actual lifespan may differ and is dependent on usage and environmental conditions.

Make sure they are cleaned of dust or dirt build up. If the building doesn’t need any other emergency lighting, in many cases Ecoglo exit signs will not need to be part of the annual building WOF schedule.

Fire Code 2013 Handbook Chapter 2 specified the Photoluminescent marking/tape should deliver a luminance level at least 800 mcd/m2 at 1 min, after removal of light and at least 80 mcd/m2 at 10 min, thereafter. The Photoluminescent marking/tape would remain visible after 6 hour at the luminance level of at least 1 mcd/m2. Ecoglo in-house testing confirms that Ecoglo S10 material will be at least at least 80 mcd/m2 at 10 min, thereafter and at least 5 mcd/m2 after 6 hours when charged with 54 lux for a period of 60 minutes. Note: Building codes in the USA require a minimum luminance of 5mcd/m2. Independent testing shows that 5mcd/m2 is a safe minimum luminance for visibility of escape path markings. Ecoglo therefore uses 5mcd/ m2 as the minimum luminance for visibility.

Ecoglo is charged by whatever light is available in the environment (whether indoors or outdoors). • The amount of light received will determine how long Ecoglo sustains its brightness. For example after 5 minutes of charging by a moderate light (e.g. 150 lux fluorescent light) Ecoglo will still be visible after 2.5 hours. After 30 minutes of charging, with the same light, Ecoglo will still be visible after 7 hours. • It takes approximately 10 minutes of sunlight to fully charge Ecoglo. From fully charged Ecoglo is still visible after 11 hours. Note that Ecoglo is easily charged by indirect light even on an overcast day. Providing a window or skylight indoors will also be sufficient to charge Ecoglo

Fluorescent, metal halide, and LED lights with a “colour temperature” of 4000K or greater all suitable, because they are rich in blue and/or UV Light. Halogen and other incandescent filament lights are not as rich in blue/UV so will need to be tested for brightness to determine Ecoglo performance.

Ideal places are in building spaces that are normally occupied when the signs may need to be used, such as classrooms, offices, meeting rooms, retail spaces, factories, and warehouses. In these places if the space becomes dark, the occupier will turn on a light, making sure that the signs remain well charged. Ecoglo Exit signs can also be used in spaces that aren’t normally occupied (such as corridors, linking rooms and stairwells), but there needs to be a management process for making sure that the signs are always sufficiently charged when someone may need to use them. Contact Ecoglo for more details.

Code Compliance

Fire Code 2013

Ecoglo has developed advance technology for the production of high visibility Photoluminescent and anti-slip step edge and path marking systems. These provide for the safe and efficient movement of people 24 hours a day. Ecoglo will be happy to assist you with a solution to comply with Fire Code 2013 Cl2.10.3 Photoluminescent Marking and Cl2.10.4

2.10.3 Photo luminescent marking

In all buildings, except Purpose Groups I & II, photo luminescent marking/tape to guide occupants along evacuation routes to appropriate exit shall be provided:

  1. along internal walls and/or floors of the exit staircase, smoke-stop lobby and fire-fighting lobby:
  2. on the doors of the smoke-stop lobby, fire-fighting lobby and exit staircase
  3. along corridor with exit directional signs.

Omission of photo luminescent marking/tape is permitted on the following conditions:

  1. the emergency power supply of the exit lightings, exit signs and directional signs in the above locations shall be self-contained battery pack (single point system) in compliance with SS563 or central battery supply backed up by stand-by generator;
  2. there shall be at least 2 emergency luminaires in the smoke-stop lobby, fire-fighting lobby and corridor with exit directional signs, such that no part of such spaces shall be left in total darkness should there be failure of anyone of the emergency luminaires; and
  3. there shall be at least one emergency luminaire at every exit staircase landing.

Note: Single point (emergency lighting) system – A system of emergency lighting employing self-contained emergency luminaires.

2.10.4 The width of photo luminescent marking or tape shall be at least 50 mm and be placed at low level. The bottom of the low level sign shall not be less than 150mm or more than 400mm above the floor level

BCA Code on Accessibility in Built Environment 2013

Dramatically reduce the risk of accidents by installing Ecoglo high visibility step edge and path marking products. Ecoglo photoluminescent products create effective step edge contrast in daylight, provide a bright light in dark conditions and provide slip resistance in all weather environments. Ecoglo will be happy to assist you with a solution to comply with BCA Code on Accessibility in Built Environment Cl4.11.2.2.

4.11.12.2 All steps shall be fitted with non-slip nosing strips between 50 mm and 65 mm in width with permanent contrasting colours.

Note: Bright stainless steel or polished brass should not used for nosing strips as glare reflection can cause disorientation to persons with visual impairments.

Compliance Overview and Checklists


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Compliance Guide for Fire Code Compliance Guide for Fire Code
You could use Ecoglo Photoluminescent Technology in most situations to comply with Fire Code Cl2.10.3 Photoluminescent marking & Cl2.10.4.

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Checklist for Singapore BCA Code Checklist for Singapore BCA Code
Attached is the Checklist for BCA Code on Accessibility In The Built Environment 2013

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Checklist for Singapore Fire Code Checklist for Singapore Fire Code
Attached is the Checklist for Fire Code Cl.2.10.3 Photo luminescent marking & Cl.2.10.4

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Compliance Design and Justification Resources


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Designers Handbook for Ecoglo Markings (BCA)Designers Handbook for Ecoglo Markings (Singapore BCA Code)
This handbook provides guidance for designing systems using Ecoglo photoluminescent markings to meet the requirements of Singapore BCA Code on Accessibility in The Built Environment 2013

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Designers Handbook for Ecoglo Markings (Singapore Fire Code)Designers Handbook for Ecoglo Markings (Singapore Fire Code)
This handbook provides guidance for designing systems using Ecoglo photoluminescent markings to provide a means of identifying the escape path. It also meets the requirements of Singapore Fire Code 2013 Clause 2.10.3 Photoluminescent marking & Clause 2.10.4

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Technical Justification for Ecoglo MarkingsTechnical Justification for Ecoglo Markings
This report provides the technical justification for the product performance specification and design of Ecoglo photoluminescent markings to meet the requirements of Singapore Fire Code 2013 Clause 2.10.3 Photoluminescent marking & Clause 2.10.4

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