Light Tape® Animation helps to raise awareness of escalator safety

A Light Tape® Animated Pictograph can offer a new and more effective method 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.

Most of the general public do not even register the safety pictographs which have to be displayed by law at the top and bottom on every escalator in the country a fact borne out by the high compensation payouts in recent escalator injury cases.

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.

Light Tape® Animations are only 1mm thick, light and very flexible, they can be fixed in place with double sided adhesive or sandwiched between glass or perspex for extra protection.


A Light Tape® Animated Sign is similar to neon, but far more realistic because it operates within a high-resolution printed image. The image is divided into several different sections that can be illuminated separately from one another. Each section can be programmed and sequenced to create the appearance of movement within the static printed image.

A Light Tape® Animated Sign provides an eye-catching, moving electronic display that utilises high quality, full colour digital images yet is as thin as a credit card! It is energy efficient – less than 60 watts per square meter, is virtually unbreakable, vibration and shock resistant, easy to install, very portable, and does not contain glass.

Applications include: Safety Signage, Branding Campaigns, Point of Sale Advertising, Trade Shows, Mobile Advertising, Entertainment and Sporting Events, Night Clubs and Bars, Hotels, Casinos, Concerts, Cinemas, Kiosks etc.

What is Light Tape®?

Light Tape® is made up of metal ribbon coated in Sylvania phosphor and encapsulated in a Honeywell laminate. Light Tape® has no glass, no gas, and no mercury/heavy metals and so is user and environment friendly. Light Tape® provides an 85% – 90% energy saving against other commercially available light sources such as Neon and Cold Cathode and due to its thinness (just 0.5mm thick, as thin as a business card) and being lightweight, affords inherent flexibility of use providing a neater, modern, space saving alterative that is easy to install with little to no maintenance and has a long working life. For further information go to:

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

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

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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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