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The year 2000 brought photoluminescent systems to the forefront for emergency light and escape path marking. JALITE Photoluminescent systems offer the unique solution to failsafe emergency light and emergency exit signs under any formal risk assessment.

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Why choose Jalite ? 

A British family owned company with the highest standards and quality in photoluminescent fire safety signs. We pride ourselves on providing you as our valued authorised distributor with continued support for you and your customers. Our customer services team are only a phone call or email away to advise you and assist you.

  • Trust

    • Established in 1983
    • Family-owned
    • Made in Britain
    • Fast delivery and lead times
  • Service

    • UK based customer services team
    • Technical support for BSI and ISO info.
    • Marketing and Literature resources
  • Conformance

    • 40 years of knowledge of Standards
    • In house research and development
    • Quality fire safety signs
  • Performance

    • Market leading photoluminescent material
    • Class C+ luminance performance
    • Rigid and vinyl photoluminescent material
  • Compliance

    • BS EN ISO 7010:2020
    • BS 5499-4:2013
    • BS ISO 3864-1:2011
    • DIN 67 510 Part 1:2020

Lives depend on how you do your job! Let's do it right and save lives together ! Great solutions for your product needs and outstanding service for all our distributors, your success is our success!

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JALITE are committed to keeping our customers informed with all the pertinent news and updates to Legislation, British and International Standards, guidance, special offers and much more. Find these updates below.

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A New Chapter for JALITE Group

A New Chapter for JALITE Group

With a new year ahead, we are embarking on a new journey at JALITE Group, allowing for a more seamless experience for our global community of authorised distributors. With a change of leadership in our sister company JALITE Asia, we have decided to offer our customers a means to premium customer services, technical support, and a centralised ordering service. We are committed to ensuring that our customers all over the world continue to receive the best services from JALITE Group.  Farewell to Norris Wong, Director of JALITE Asia:Our new journey sees us bidding a heartfelt farewell to Norris Wong, after more than two decades as part of the JALITE family. Norris originally joined the JALITE Group in 2003, to advise us on the intricacies of marketing JALITE products in Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific regions. As the role as part of JALITE Asia developed, Norris began building a network of contacts and authorised distributors in the region. JALITE Group extends our gratitude to Norris for her unwavering dedication and wish her the very best in all her future endeavours.  JALITE Global Commitment:With the departure of Norris, we are excited to announce that JALITE PLC is now strategically positioned to directly serve our clients worldwide. This transition is designed to provide customer services, technical support, and a smooth experience for our valued customers wherever they are in the world.  Important Contact Information Update for JALITE Asia Clients:All enquires and order for the Asia Pacific regions, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and many other countries, will be handled by the JALITE team based in the UK. For any communication related to JALITE Asia, please ensure that you contact us exclusively through sales@jalite.com, asia@jalite.com, +44(0) 1268 242 300, and no longer through Norris Wong’s previous email address Norris@jalite-asia.com.We appreciate your continued support, and we look forward to working with you as we embark on this new chapter in our global journey. 

What is Photoluminescence

What is Photoluminescence

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is photoluminescence? Photoluminescence is a special kind of phosphorescence. The energy needed to activate it is supplied by common light sources such as daylight, tungsten filament and fluorescent lights. Under sudden power loss situations, the material is conspicuous at some distance, providing an effective, bright contrast for text and graphical symbols and ensuring that safety messages are quickly recognised. This assists people to orientate themselves so that they can react effectively and evacuate efficiently. How do the materials work? JALITE photoluminescent materials contain purpose designed inorganic phosphor compounds that are energised in seconds by the ultra violet and blue light wavelength energy that is present in nearly all light sources. This high-energy source is converted into a lower energy source of light. The lower energy light source is yellow-green, the colour most readily perceived by the human eye and as specified by safety signs standards. JALITE photoluminescent materials are non-radioactive and non-toxic and provide a strong light source. They are also self-extinguishing, so they carry on working when they are most needed. How is the material used? JALITE photoluminescent materials can be used for many safety applications, including: Life saving equipment identification Fire safety signs Health and safety signs Escape route marking Low location illumination Directional route marking tape The materials have already been successfully applied in the following sectors: Government Hospitals Chemicals Transport Power Industrial Navy Leisure Marine Education Financial Retail The materials are also suitable for use in a wide range of commercial applications.   Why Signs? When an emergency occurs, the time between the lights going out and the emergency lights coming on, coupled with the sound of the fire alarm is the time when panic and confusion can set in. Photoluminescent safety signs emit a strong light source under sudden power loss situations. This helps people to orientate themselves to ensure that they can evacuate efficiently and effectively Will Photoluminescence replace traditional lighting? JALITE photoluminescent materials were originally designed to complement existing emergency lighting systems but continuous improvements in luminance performance mean that in certain circumstances high quality photoluminescent products can replace emergency lighting. They can be sited at waist or skirting level so they can still function if the ceiling lights become obscured by smoke. Similarly, life saving appliances and fire fighting equipment become more visible and are easily located in an emergency. Some emergency lighting can take up to 15 seconds to activate. In these instances, photoluminescence can be a lifesaver.   Are signs required above extinguishers? The requirement for any safety sign is determined by the formal risk assessment. In respect to fire fighting equipment including fire alarms the test is quite simple. Can they be identified and located quickly and effectively in an emergency? Do all the building occupants know the exact location of this vital equipment? If the answer is likely to be no to any extent then the Health and Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations requires the use of appropriate markings or signs. The most important parts of any risk assessment is objective data. The only data we have on this subject is that from Essex Fire & Rescue who have states that a large percentage of employees do not know the location of their fire extinguishers. If this is the case there is clear evidence that they need to be appropriately signed.

Wayfinding: Why does it matter?

Wayfinding: Why does it matter?

Wayfinding: Why does it matter? The last few years has seen significant ongoing efforts from the UK government to improve fire safety after the tragedy of Grenfell. These efforts have come in the form of The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, amendments to the Approved Document B, as well as the new fire safety regulations ‘Phase 3’ that came into effect from 1st October. The major steps forward in legislation and guidance for the Fire Safety Industry has rightly shown where our industry needs to improve, including bringing to light the areas of fire safety that are often neglected. One area that is often neglected and pertinent to JALITE is wayfinding signage. Since our beginnings 40 years ago this year, JALITE through in-house research and development, and leadership on committees and associations, have set Industry Standards for fire safety signage. This has made JALITE the go to source for technical information, for our valued distributors and beyond, especially in reference to the new fire safety legislation and guidance. Since the amendments and introduction of legislation and guidance, JALITE have naturally been inundated with enquiries and questions particularly about wayfinding signage. Below, we are going to provide some insight into the following: What is wayfinding signage? Why is wayfinding signage needed?  What wayfinding means for the Responsible Person? What is Wayfinding Signage: Wayfinding signage helps visitors to the building or setting, navigate unfamiliar environments providing visual cues, signage, and other navigational aids.  In the context of a building or a facility, wayfinding encompasses various design considerations and elements that guide people from one location to another, including to a place of safety.  With reference to The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, and Approved Document B, wayfinding signage pertains to helping fire and rescue services navigate unfamiliar environments such as in blocks of flats and high risk residential buildings.  Why is Wayfinding Signage needed: The Grenfell Tower Inquiry saw subsequent recommendations to help fire and rescue services orientate themselves, within blocks of flats during an emergency. The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, and the Approved Document B reference, that wayfinding signage including floor and flat identification signs, be located on every landing of a protected stairway and corridor/lobby. This is of course dependent on the process of formal fire risk assessment.  As part of these suggestions, the text and arrows of the floor and flat identifications signs are to be visible in low level lighting such as in fire or power loss situations. JALITE AAA market leading photoluminescent fire safety signage is your solution.  This coupled with the Premises Information Boxes minimises the risk of injury, harm or worse, by allowing fire and rescue personnel to efficiently progress through the building, enhancing the life safety for themselves and others during an emergency evacuation. What the Wayfinding means for Responsible Persons At JALITE we have always taken a full approach to guidance and recommendations. We focus on the intricacies, using British and International Standards for fire safety signage to inform our technical information, and ensure that we protect people and property to good practice; putting quality at the heart of all we do.  There is always more that Responsible Persons and Appointed Persons can do to follow recommendations and guidance to prove competence, with this being recorded consistently.  JALITE photoluminescent products are your trusted solution for wayfinding; providing safety way guidance system components i.e., signage, plans, low location lighting etc. to fulfil the following key aspects of wayfinding: Signing: plays a vital role in wayfinding and encompasses providing clear and visible information. This includes directional signs, room labels, floor directories, arrows, symbols, and other visual cues that guide individuals toward their desired destinations.  Pathfinding: involves designing logical and intuitive routes within a building to help people navigate efficiently. This includes establishing clear pathways, minimising dead ends, and optimising the arrangement of spaces and circulation areas to support smooth movement.  Landmarks and visibility: fire safety plans as part of wayfinding, benefits from the presence of distinct landmarks or points of reference that serve as visual anchors. These landmarks can be unique architectural features, artwork, or prominent objects that help individuals orient themselves and understand their position within the environment.  Lighting and visibility: adequate lighting and visibility are crucial for effective wayfinding. Well-lit spaces, illuminated signage, and visibility of paths and intersections contribute to a clear understanding of the environment and aid in wayfinding. Colour and visual differentiation: the use of colour and visual differentiation as part of fire alarm zone plans assists in distinguishing different areas, zones, or levels within a building. Colour-coded signage, floor patterns, or distinct visual elements can help individuals identify and remember specific routes or areas.  Digital wayfinding: with advancements in technology, and requirements from Business Information Modelling (BIM), digital wayfinding systems have become increasingly popular. These systems employ interactive maps, digital displays, mobile applications, and augmented reality to provide real-time navigation guidance, updates, and customised routes.  ​JALITE understand how daunting these amendments and updates can be for all types of Responsible Persons within the Industry. We are always at hand via our UK customer Services team to help you with technical information, to help you grow your business and ultimately keep occupants safe. JALITE are your trusted source for quality information and products. Email us at sales@jalite.com or call us at +44 (0) 1268 242 300 if you need more information.

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About us

JALITE has been in business since 1983 with the brand JALITE and we are proud to be the pioneers of all the main applications for photoluminescent 'See in the Dark' safety products. 

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Over 109 countries

Jalite products have been developed and supplied to over 100 countries in the world and often with safety messages in the local language or with dual language.

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