Luminescent Gravel

February 17, 2008
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Luminescent-gravel safety flooring

S. Lövenstein BV integrates luminescent particles within gravel floors in order to enhance the emergency-exit signage within a building. The particles can be masked and evenly distributed throughout the surface of the seamless floor, or grouped in patterns like circles, lines, or arrows. They may also be used in combination with various colors of gravel.

In the absence of light, such as in the event of a power outage, the particles become immediately recognizable as an evacuation guidance system. Autonomous, reliable, and maintenance free, Luminescent Gravel thus enhances emergency exiting while mitigating panic.

Contact: S. Lövenstein BV, Terborg, The Netherlands.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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