Effectiveness of the photoluminescent stairs at the evacuation in the pitch-dark dark

Kazuto Hayashida, Hitoshi Watanabe

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    When the power failure occurs because of terrorism, it becomes the pitch-dark dark in case of no nighttime, and moving cannot be taken in the close space. Then, the vertical evacuation experiment was conducted by using the photoluminescent stairs, and the effectiveness of the photoluminescent stairs was clarified in this research. The photoluminescent stairs improved the visibility when taking evacuation, was able to shorten the evacuation time when the stairs taking shelter.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)721-724
    Number of pages4
    JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
    Issue number26
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec



    • Dark
    • Evacuation
    • Photoluminescent
    • Safety
    • Security
    • Stairs

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Architecture

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