Exit signs that require an AC connection and battery pack are a thing of the past. The Tritium Exit Sign is a self-powered fixture that has no electrical components, so there is no need to supply power to it. Instead of bulbs and LED lights that can malfunction over time, this exit sign uses a radioactive isotope of hydrogen called tritium to reliably illuminate "EXIT" in green. Not only does this cut out maintenance cost and time, it also makes the Tritium Exit Sign easy to install, with no need for an electrician.
Perhaps the most attractive feature of the Tritium Exit Sign is the fact that it will last for 10 or 20 years depending on which fixture is selected. Once this self-contained exit sign is installed, it will meet code compliance until it needs to be recycled at the end of its lifespan. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) keeps track of all tritium to make sure it is properly disposed of when it no longer produces illumination. Although tritium is a radioactive material, it is housed in a shatter-proof borosilicate glass that ensures safety at all times.
Tritium illumination works by emitting electrons through radioactive decay that come into contact with phosphor to create a brilliant green glow. Depending on which fixture is selected, this process will last for the entire 10 or 20 years of the Tritium Exit Sign's lifespan. This chemical interaction is energy efficient, reliable, and maintenance-free.
Durable thermoplastic is used to house the Tritium Exit Sign, while shatter-proof borosilicate glass tubes are used to configure the tritium gas into "EXIT" letters. This fixture comes with a white white face and can be customized to have either a red or white frame. These specifications make the Tritium Exit Sign a durable and reliable fixture that outclasses traditional exit signs.
The Tritium Exit Sign is rated for wet locations because it contains no electrical components. With its sleek design, it is also appropriate for indoor applications ranging from schools to office buildings. This fixture further increases efficiency by allowing a second faceplate to be attached to the back of the exit sign so "EXIT" can be illuminated down two lengths of a hallway or corridor.
The Tritium Exit Sign is very easy to install. There is no need for an electrician to hardwire this fixture to the building's power supply because this exit sign does not require power of any kind. It can be back or side-mounted to most nonflammable surfaces in less than 15 minutes with included hardware and instructions.