Grote Industries, a world leader in high-performance LED lighting technology for the transportation industry, introduced its new LightForm Emergency Egress Lighting Film today. The new product employs Grote's LightForm, the world's lowest profile LED lighting technology, to enhance vehicle safety.
Until now, transit vehicle manufacturers and transit authorities have had few options for exit demarcation. Standard reflective and glow-in-the-dark tapes used for outlining doors and emergency exits, are easy to install, but are less than stellar in their ability to attract the attention of passengers in emergency situations.
Grote's new LightForm Emergency Egress Lighting Film provides all of the advantages of adhesive exit markers with the added benefit of being powered. The film provides the kind of bright illumination that can help lead disoriented passengers to safety, even in dark or hazy conditions.
"LightForm Emergency Egress Lighting Film is easy to install, and unlike traditional lighting fixtures, requires no lens or bezel," said Steve Green, business development manager for LightForm. "The highly advanced, thin-film, solid-state lighting device easily resists water and concussion and will function properly even after significant trauma. The product is so robust that it will continue to operate even after sustaining significant damage."
Because it's a film, Grote's new lighting product can conform to the shape and contours of virtually any door or exit and its aggressive adhesive backing allows it to adhere to nearly any surface material. LED brightness is consistent throughout the length of the product and multiple modules can be daisy-chained together, minimizing wiring and harness routing issues. The lamps don't extend into the passenger space, so they pose no hang-up risk or obstacle to egress, and they come in a variety of traditional colors including red, blue, green, amber and Grote LED WhiteLight.
"In an accident, a traditional lamp could dislodge or fragment, becoming a source of injury," Green said. "Because LightForm Emergency Egress Lighting Film is paper thin and super lightweight, it can't shatter, significantly lowering the potential for this egress lamp to cause injury."
LightForm Emergency Egress Lighting Film comes standard in a 12-Volt version. Custom voltages and a 24-Volt product version are also available. The product has been rigorously tested and meets the military performance standard 810G for temperature, rainfall, corrosion, sand/dust, submersion temperature, vibration and shock. It also meets military performance standards 461 and 464 for electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Details about Grote's LightForm Emergency Egress Lighting Film and other advanced Grote LED vehicle lighting products are available at www.grote.com.