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Coloured Flashing Lights to Mark Emergency Exits - Experiences from Evacuation Experiments

Nilsson, Daniel LU ; Frantzich, Håkan LU and Wendy, Saunders (2005) Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium p.569-579
Abstract
Three evacuation experiments were performed to investigate how emergency exits should be designed. In the first two experiments coloured flashing lights and strobe lights at emergency exits were tested and compared to a standard emergency exit design. In the third experiment green, blue, orange and red lights were compared to determine which colour was the most appropriate for use in emergencies. Results of the studies show that flashing lights and strobe lights, compared to the standard emergency exit design, increase the use of emergency exits. Furthermore, it is recommended that green lights should be used at emergency exits.
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Evacuation experiments, coloured strobe lights., coloured flashing lights, emergency exit, colour
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editor
Gottuk, Daniel T. and Lattimer, Brian Y.
pages
11 pages
publisher
International Association of Fire Safety Science
conference name
Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium
conference location
Beijing, China
conference dates
2005-09-18 - 2005-09-23
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ISSN
1817-4299
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English
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  abstract     = {Three evacuation experiments were performed to investigate how emergency exits should be designed. In the first two experiments coloured flashing lights and strobe lights at emergency exits were tested and compared to a standard emergency exit design. In the third experiment green, blue, orange and red lights were compared to determine which colour was the most appropriate for use in emergencies. Results of the studies show that flashing lights and strobe lights, compared to the standard emergency exit design, increase the use of emergency exits. Furthermore, it is recommended that green lights should be used at emergency exits.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Daniel and Frantzich, Håkan and Wendy, Saunders},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {Gottuk, Daniel T. and Lattimer, Brian Y.},
  issn         = {1817-4299},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {569--579},
  publisher    = {International Association of Fire Safety Science},
  title        = {Coloured Flashing Lights to Mark Emergency Exits - Experiences from Evacuation Experiments},
  year         = {2005},
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