A Field study on photoluminescent signage used to guide building occupants to exit in complete darkness

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ConferenceProceedings of the International Ergonomics Association/Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 44th Annual Meeting: 30 July 2000, San Diego, CA., U.S.A.
Pages4407 - 4-410
Subjectevacuation; photoluminescent; office building; wayguidance; Emergency lighting/wayfinding; Human behaviour
AbstractA field study was conducted in an office building to assess the effectiveness of photoluminescent material to facilitate occupant evacuation. The office building's four identical stairwells were set with different conditions; one had full lighting, one had reduced lighting, another one had reduced lighting with photoluminescent wayguidance signs and one had photoluminescent wayguidance signs with no other lighting output. Non-informed occupants evacuated through the 4 stairwells. Speed of movement recorded using video cameras showed a similar speed of movement when considering the different density of the 4 stairwells.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Expérience menée sur la signalisation photoluminescente facilitant l'évacuation des occupants d'un immeuble plongé dans l'obscurité complète
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number43959
NPARC number20331359
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Record created2012-07-18
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