Heskins Photoluminescent Egress Tape


Heskins Photoluminescent Egress Tape, glow in the dark tape for use around doors, handles, skirting boards, step edges, etc, clearly marking escape routes and emergency exits during power cuts and dim lighting conditions.

  • Choose from plain, hazard and arrow designs
  • Super and premium grades available with exceptionally long afterglow performance
  • Charges from natural light as well as artificial/incandescent sources
  • More roll sizes and widths (from 15mm up to 1200mm) can be made to order
    • Contact our sales team on 0113 2455450 to discuss your requirements.
  • See below for data and test results
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Heskins Photoluminescent Egress Tape clearly marks fire exits and escape routes, glowing in darkness to help guide personnel out of a building to safety during emergencies such as fire or a power cut. The tape charges during the day from natural or incandescent/artificial light, glowing at night or when the area is dim, such as blackouts, or blocked out by smoke from fire.

Photoluminescent Egress Tape applies to areas away from foot traffic to stop degredation, on surfaces such as:

  • Door surrounds and handles
  • Top of skirting boards
  • Down walkways
  • On step and stair edges

Heskins Photoluminescent Egress Tape is available in different styles and grades; see below for details, and further below for product data. For photoluminescent marking tapes and glow in the dark signs, see other Heskins products:

See the Heskins range of accessories for additional help during application, pro-longing the life of anti-slip tapes and line markings. The range consists of primers, edge fixing, mallets, rollers etc.

Ordering References

More roll sizes and widths (from 15mm up to 1200mm) can be made to order; contact our sales team on 0113 2455450 to discuss your requirements.


H8101X Photoluminescent Egress Tape - Plain

Available in:

  • 25mm x 10m
  • 50mm x 10m

A standard smooth photoluminescent glow in the dark marking tape, with self-adhesive backing. The tape is mild-green conventionally, glowing bright white when emitting light.


H8101D Photoluminescent Egress Tape - Hazard

Available in:

  • 25mm x 10m
  • 50mm x 10m

Designed to be more noticeable during daylight, with black chevrons running at 45° angles to break up the photoluminescent strip. At night the chevrons don't glow, leaving a pattern marking acces doors and routes.


H8101C Arrow Photoluminescent Tape

Available in:

  • 50mm x 10m

This egress tape has an arrow design to help guide personnel towards exits and escape routes as well as highlighting doors etc.


H8154 Super Photoluminescent Egress Tape (Class A)

Available in:

  • 50mm x 15m

High-quality plain glow in the dark tape that glows for longer than standard tapes; with an A classification, which means from first activation, it will take approx. 450 minutes (7.5 hours) to reach 0.32 mcd/m².


H8152 Premium Photoluminescent Egress Tape (Class C)

Available in:

  • 50mm x 15m

Premium-quality plain glow tape with exceptionally long afterglow performance and C classification, which means from first activation, it will take 1800 minutes (30 hours) to reach 0.32 mcd/m².

Millicandelas (Glow In The Dark Performance) Explained

DIN 67510 and ISO standards have led to the classification of photolu­min­escent materials into four main classes: A, B, C & D.

These classes categorise photoluminescent materials into their luminance, which is expressed in millicandelas per square metre (mcd/m²). To help put it into perspective, a candle emits light at a measurement of roughly 1 candela, and there are 1000 millicandela in a candela. Photoluminescent materials are classed based on what it initially emits at and how long it takes to get to 0.32 mcd/m² (the level at which light can no longer be seen by the human eye).

Product Data

H8101X, H8101C, H8101D Data
Subject Result
Back carrier 0.15mm PVC
Total applied thickness 0.79mm
Type of adhesive Solvent acrylic
Adhesive thickness 0.06mm±0.01mm
Release paper thickness 0.17mm±0.01mm
Adhesion to steel 1.5kg/25.4mm↑
Tensile strength 4kg/25.4mm↑
Elongation at break 25%↑
Temperature range -5ºC to +50ºC

The independent test laboratory at Adhesive Technical Services Ltd performed the temperature test, England (test results available)

Luminance Measurements
H8101X, H8101C, H8101D
Luminance times Mcd/m²
H8101X H8101C H8101D
2 478.4 478.4 478.4
10 95.1 95.1 95.1
30 27.7 27.7 27.7
60 12.2 12.2 12.2
Decay time (to 0.3mcd/m²) 1450 mins 1450 mins 1450 mins

H8152 & H8154 Data
H8152 Premium H8154 Super
Subject Result
Composition PET PET
Type of adhesive Pressure sensitive Pressure sensitive
Overall thickness (mm) 0.37mm 0.35mm
Glow Time 8-10 Hours 4-6 Hours
Temperature range -30ºC ~ 90ºC -30ºC ~ 90ºC
Colour (Daylight) Greenish Yellow Greenish Yellow
Glowing Colour Bright green Bright green

Photoluminescent Performance
Tested according to DIN 67510
Time Luminance (mcd/m²)
H8152 Premium H8154 Super
10 minutes 222 95
60 minutes 27 12
Decay time to 0.3 mcd/m² > 600 minutes

The above tests were conducted in accordance with ASTM 2072. Test Method E 2073, shall be not less than: 20.0 mcd/m² at 10 min after activation has ceased; and 2.8 mcd/m² at 60 min after activation has ceased.

It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Product Details

Data sheet

Key Features
Marks emergency exits, fire escapes and routes, glowing in dim lights, blackouts etc

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