PERMALIGHT® INFO SERVICE|ASK THE SPECIALISTS

Can the products be used outdoors?
How long do the products keep glowing for?
How long do the products have to be charged for?
Can I install them myself?
Can I buy from you directly or are there resellers?
What is the lifetime?
Do you have datasheets for your products?
Which standards do the products comply with?
What accessories do I need for the installation?
Is that phosphorous?
What does it cost?
How long does it take before I can walk on the floor again after installation?

Can the products be used outdoors?

In general, photoluminescent products are designed for use indoors.  
As a result of successful advances lots of products can also be installed outside permanently with the current state of the art. For a precise clarification of optional solutions for your requirements please contact us directly.

How long do the products keep glowing for?

The opportunities provided by production technology result in decay times of several weeks. The decay times are significantly affected by the absorbed light and the pigment coating of the product. It is important to know the light colour (Kelvin) of the absorbed light, the length and amount (lux) of the light at the installation site. Based on the requirements of the decay time it is possible to calculate the required coating of the product. Generally the ambient lighting, e.g. in work places, is sufficient for our power150-products. For an exact clarification of the optional solutions for your requirements please contact us directly.

How long do the products have to be charged for?

We divide the pigments needed for the manufacture of photoluminescent products into 3 groups. These are
a. – zinc sulphide
b. – rare earths (alkaline earth aluminates)
c. – rapid-charging rare earths 

The relative saturation charging at the application site is achieved after approx.
a. – 5 minutes
b. – 60 minutes
c. – 30 minutes
In order to determine the suitable product the saturation charging is to be checked for each application site. We would be happy to help you do this.
Give us a call!

You can find more information under raw materials.

Can I install them myself?

Because of the various sub-surfaces and the large number of products we would refer you to the available installation instructions. These can be provided for almost all of the products. Our products do not require a power connection and can be fixed with screws or stuck down. The installation instructions should definitely be followed in the case of paints or casting resins especially.

Can I buy from you directly or are there resellers?

Apart from private individuals, all commercial customers, public institutions, authorities and associations have the opportunity to buy from us directly. Equally our products can be obtained from relevant specialist sources and resellers. You can find our whole product range in our online shop.

What is the lifetime?

Subject to unknown damaging environmental influences, incorrect cleaning or wilful damage the lifetime is more than 20 years. The number of recharging/discharging cycles is immaterial. The intensity of the light hardly reduces measurably over this period of time with our high quality and specially treated pigments. Only the products in the floor sector are subject to natural wearing by pedestrians and/or vehicular traffic. The wear resistance is designed to withstand least 1 million crossings. In areas with vehicular traffic we cannot make a binding statement. The selection of suitable products decides on the possible durability here. For an exact clarification of the possible options for your requirements please contact us directly.

Do you have datasheets for your products?

Technical datasheets and installation instructions are available for every product. Where required there are also EU safety datasheets. Do you need specific information? Give us a call!

Which standards do the products comply with?

Subject to the details of OEM products (Original Equipment Manufacturer = customer-specific products from the manufacturer) our products comply with the standards of DIN 67510 T4. Many other national and international norms and standards are met in coordination with our international partners and customers. Most of our products are also certified in accordance with these norms and standards. Do you need a specific certificate? Please give us a call!

What accessories do I need for the installation?

For most of the floor products there are suitable adhesive strenghtener (primers), edge sealants, masks and pressure rollers available. You can find these in the relevant product documents or in the shop. You can also consult us any time without commitment. Just give us a call!

This also applies to tape products for warning and wall signage. Likewise you can find various accessories for our paint systems in the information brochures and/or in the shop.

Is that phosphorous?

No. Our products do not contain any phosphorous. The photoluminescent pigments are either a mixture of highly luminesced zinc sulphides or rare oxides, carbonates and aluminates. This thought quickly comes to mind mistakenly because the term is derived from phosphorescence. This is a particular form of luminescence (cold light) and is based on a physical reaction, which can last from a millisecond to several hours. In contrast to that is the mostly irreversible chemical reaction of white phosphorous.

What does it cost?

You can find the prices of our products in the shop, or let us send you a non-binding quotation.

How long does it take before I can walk on the floor again after installation?

In the case of paint systems please allow a drying time of up to 24 hours depending on the temperature. In the case of adhesive products normal usage can resume realistically after an hour. For an exact clarification of the possible solutions for your requirements please contact us directly.