Light Tape® Health and Safety Applications

When connecting, installing and using Light Tape care should be taken to follow closely the recommended health and safety guidelines. A copy of the installation and safety guidelines will always accompany the product when supplied.

Murphy’s Law dictates that subdued lighting combined with a large group of people and multi level flooring or stairways, offers up quite a few mishap scenarios waiting to happen. Of course it doesn’t guarantee it, but is it worth the risk of accidents when a simple, aesthetically pleasing solution can ensure that such areas are clearly marked and look good too? We at Light Tape UK can offer a solution that not only ticks that very important box where Health and Safety is concerned, but will also provide an added bonus by the lighting  effect helping to create an atmosphere that is perfect for commercial, industrial and even entertainment environments.

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Egress Lighting

Subway Emergency Egress Lighting

Light Tape® offers an ideal solution for Egress lighting. Lines of Light Tape® can be mounted along a wall using the Snap n Light mounting channel.  Directional arrows can be incorporated in to the design of the lighting source which would indicate the direction of the quickest route out of a building aided by the light from the Light Tape product. This would be activated in an emergency situation such as in case of fire or power failure (the Light Tape can be linked to a battery operated backup system providing an uninterruptable power supply). once lit, Light Tape® can be seen in a darkened or smoke filled room, corridor or stairway easily and so can enable people to be evacuated from a building easily

Light Tape

Yet another way of applying Light Tape as a method of lighting a stairway is to inset it in to the underside of a hand rail on stairs offering yet another way of effectively lighting a stair area in a practical and visually pleasing way.

Handrail Illuminated with Light Tape

The picture above shows Light Tape® inset on both sides of the hand rail, either side of the stairs to achieve attractive luminous safety lighting that’s just a little different, that costs little to run.

Light Tape embedded within a floor

Light Tape can also be used as a stand alone product for a permanent solution within a floor. The Light Tape can be placed within routed channels so that the product is not raised but lays at floor level, so preventing a trip hazard. The Polycarbonate mounting Channel product can also be applied in the same way offering an alternative product solution.

Light Tape at the Earl of Doncaster

The Cafe Bar Concerto, Doncaster, South Yorkshire installed Light Tape® when refurbishment was done earlier this year. The Light Tape® was one of an ensemble of different lighting styles installed around the upper as well as lower areas in the room.  It also benefits the room by providing safety lighting around those lower areas which helps to indicate the varying floor levels and small steps, thus helping to prevent accidental tripping.

Light Tape Animation can help to raise awareness of escalator safety

Light Tape Animation can offer a new and exciting way to really get escalator users safety ‘dos n don’t s’ across and noted by the general public, because it makes the signs much more visual and therefore more eye- catching. The Light Tape Animated sign offers something different to help prompt people to be more aware of the hazards of misusing and abusing this every day form of transportation between floors in Department stores, Airports, Exhibitions, Underground and train stations and within Leisure Parks etc.

How does it work: Rather than simply having the usual sticker on the side of the escalator showing, in pictures, what you should and should not do while using the moving stairway, the Light Tape Animation version would provide a sign showing the usual ‘do n don’t’ picographs but this time with the added benefit of light, with the pictures lighting up on a rolling on/off, on/off sequence to attract the eye to the hazard sign. This would also draw attention to each of the accepted/unaccepted behavior restrictions rather than them being overlooked due to a static mundane presentation.


LumaGrip is a translucent, anti-slip stair nosing insert that is illuminated using the Light Tape product, with its electroluminescent technology, available in a variety of colours. Supplied with either aluminum or PVC stair nosing, LumaGrip offers lengths up to 10 meters at a standard tread width of 50mm, incorporating either ¼” or ½” light tape product, and illumination without glare so it won’t impair night vision. Once fitted, LumaGrip can be seen clearly when walking both up and down stairs providing an excellent Health and Safety solution on dimly lit stairways.

LumaGrip with Electric Blue Light Tape at Boujis South Kensington

LumaGrip can also be used to assist the clientele and staff in a Bar, Restaurant, Night Club or indeed any public area where changing floor levels e.g. down on to a dance floor or risen seating/eating area, could present a potential trip hazard.

University of California San Diego Steps

Light Tape on Outdoor Steps San Diego University

Light Tape on Outdoor Steps San Diego University

1/2″ Classic Media White Light Tape strips in polycarbonate outdoor mounting extrusion were mounted into routed channels on cement stairs on the University of California at San Diego campus.

Home Cinema

Light Tape Home Cinema Lighting

If you have or are planning to have a home cinema installed Light Tape® strips can be used as an alternative/complementary lighting solution that is attractive when lit, is dimmable, so you can set it to the brightness that the room requires and costs less to run than any other lighting srce available today.

Safety Clothing

Reflective strips on high visibility jackets and clothing are useful in providing some protection for workers who work at night or in low visibility weather, but the material relies on its interaction with external and/or environmental light to be effective.

Light Tape on Safety Jacket

Light Tape® can be used as an extra safety feature on safety clothing as even in dark, misty conditions the wearer would be seen when the Light Tape® strip was lit.

Light Tape® offers added visual safety to anyone who works at night and in all weather conditions. If you are directing traffic at night or performing other nightly duties you will be seen when wearing a jacket or vest which incorporates Light Tape® in its composition. You can be seen!

Light Tape®
Light tape provides an 85% – 90% energy saving against other commercially
available light sources such as neon and cold cathode.

The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) has recently been updated to provide
extra protection to the Partially Sighted, putting emphasis on both the
illumination of Stairs and making columns and pillars in public areas more
visually apparent.

Light Tape can assist in both these areas with cost effective simple

Light Tape® uses less than one twentieth of the power and is half the price of Neon and Cold Cathode display lighting, it is flexible, easier to install and maintain, reduces light pollution, produces no waste heat or infrared light and is fully recyclable, uses No Gas, No Glass and No Mercury.

Light Tape® is the longest and brightest electroluminescent lamp in the world. It can be supplied in a range of colours and widths, in lengths up to 100m. Driven by specially devised power supplies, it can be used in flashing or steady state modes in indoor or outdoor applications. The design is safe with no mercury, no glass to break or gas to escape and it’s highly energy efficient too. In application, it is easy to install, requiring virtually no maintenance compared to alternative lighting technologies.

What is Light Tape®?

About Light Tape UK Limited

Based in Barnsley South Yorkshire Light Tape UK Limited is the exclusive distributor for Electro-LuminX products in the UK and Ireland.

For further information please contact:  Mike Hardcastle, Managing Director,

Light Tape UK Limited.

7 Meadowfield Drive, Hoyland, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. S74 0QE

Telephone: +44 (0)845 617 0697   Mob: +44 (0) 7899 790 669

email: web page:


About mikeltukl
About Light Tape Light Tape UK Ltd have launched a revolutionary, cost-effective slim and flexible electroluminescent lighting strip system that operates from low amperage supplies to provide numerous applications for use in industrial and commercial areas. Uses range from directional strip lighting in fire and safety applications to automotive, architectural and entertainment applications, as well as advertising displays and graphic display light boxes. It can even replace neon signage, notably for graphic display light boxes, where Light Tape enables greatly reduced box thickness to just 12mm, a huge reduction on other commercially available florescent light signage systems, which are 40mm thick. Light tape itself is just 0.5mm thick (as thin as a business card) and lightweight affording inherent flexibility of use and with this and the thinner Light Tape light boxes, the weight of the system is considerably reduced making it easier and safer to handle. Light tape provides an 85% - 90% energy saving against other commercially available florescent light boxes and Light Tape is also the longest and brightest electroluminescent lamp in the world. It can be supplied in a range of colours and widths, with lengths of up to 300ft or more. By varying supply voltage and frequency, the brightness and hue of Light Tape can also be adjusted. Driven by specially devised power supplies, it can be used in flashing or steady state modes in indoor or outdoor applications. The design of this state of the art product is both safe, there is no mercury incorporated in it, no glass to break or gas to escape, and is highly energy efficient too. A 25mm wide by 300ft long Light Tape, consumes less power than a 100W light bulb whilst also being at least twice the brightness of alternative EL technologies. In outdoor illuminated signage applications Light Tape can be seen for miles. A NASA study for the Air Force on Light Tape showed the technology easily visible from distances over five miles away. Notably Light Tape penetrates fog, snow, haze and other normally poor visibility conditions. Light Tape is easy to install, and requires virtually no maintenance compared to alternative lighting technologies and the flat, flexible, plastic lamp generates no heat and can be wrapped around corners." bend radius is just 2mm. And unlike fiber optics, Light Tape loves to be flashed sequentially or selectively which not only enhances applications but also significantly extends life. Multi-channel sequences and flashers are also available for use with Light Tape. Light Tape is the most versatile light bulb ever developed! Patent protected Light Tape is the thinnest, longest and brightest electroluminescent lamp in the World. Light Tape is extremely light, flexible and very easy to install. We offer multiple colors, a variety of widths and lengths of 100m or longer.

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