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Exit Sign - A5243, Exit Signs by

Exit Sign

BCNY §[C26-606]
Exit Sign
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This particular Exit Sign features 8" text height to comply with NYC building code §[C26-606.0] Art. 7 and comes in multiple material options including standard non-glow materials and glow-in-the-dark materials to help identify exits in case of an emergency.

Both glow-in-the-dark polyester and plastic will glow for up to 10 hours when it is charged with an incandescent light source for at least 60 minutes. During daylight, signs are a soft yellow color and in darkness they are photo-luminescent yellow.

14 × 10″
Material Overlaminate Mounting Holes Sku Quantity/Price
1–2 3–4 5–9 10–19 20–39 40+
.046″ Glow-in-the-Dark Plastic N/A Four 7/32″ holes (one in each corner) A5243-EK $32.70 $31.10 $29.50 $27.50 $25.80 $23.40
.040″ Rust-Free Aluminum None Four 7/32″ holes (one in each corner) A5243-FK $18.25 $17.25 $15.10 $14.50 $13.80 $11.50
.055″ Polyethylene Plastic N/A Four 7/32″ holes (one in each corner) A5243-BK $10.35 $9.85 $9.35 $8.75 $7.45 $6.25
4 Mil Glow-in-the-Dark Peel and Stick Polyester Label N/A N/A A5243-DK $19.90 $17.90 $16.90 $16.50 $15.90 $14.90
3.5 Mil Peel and Stick Vinyl Label N/A N/A A5243-AK $9.95 $8.50 $8.15 $7.85 $6.95 $6.05
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EXIT SIGN with 8" High Text

These code excerpts are provided for guidance purposes only, and are not intended to replace any training guide, regulation or professional consultation. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the information stated below. To obtain accurate information, contact your local government agency or purchase the latest EXIT sign regulations at

Sign Construction:

  • These are NOT Electrical Signs, instead they are regular EXIT safety signs.
  • Signs are digital or screen printed with UV inks on plastic, aluminum and vinyl film materials.
  • Adhesive backed vinyl film labels are supplied with round corners only.
  • Aluminum and Plastic signs are supplied with rounded corners and 4 mounting holes.
  • Glow in the dark signs are not recommended for outdoor applications only indoors.
  • Signs do not have any over lamination.
  • Image / Text on signs is printed directly onto the sign material.
NYC Compliant EXIT Sign

NEW YORK Title 27 / Subchapter 6 180 ARTICLE 6 EXIT LIGHTING

***§[C26-606.1] 27-383 Requirements.-

(a) Exit signs.- Except in occupancy groups J-2 and J-3, the location of every exit on every floor and every opening from a room classified in occupancy group J-1 and containing cubicles shall be clearly indicated by exit signs. Such signs shall be placed at an angle with the exit opening if such placement is required for the signs to serve their purpose. In long corridors, in open floor areas, and in all other situations where the location of the exit may not be readily visible or understood, directional signs shall be provided to serve as guides from all portions of the corridor or floor.

(b) Exit path markings in high rise office buildings and in occupancy group E high rise buildings.- On and after July 1, 2006 all high rise office buildings and all high rise buildings classified in occupancy group E shall have exit path markings conforming to this subdivision. This provision shall be retroactive and shall apply to buildings constructed on and after such date and to buildings in existence on such date. All exit path markings required herein shall be of an approved photoluminescent material. The markings shall be washable, non-toxic, non radioactive, and if subjected to fire must be self extinguishing when the flame is removed.

(1) All doors opening to corridors, to an exit, or to an exit passageway, shall be marked with the word “exit”.

(2) Within exit stairs, horizontal extensions in exit stairs, horizontal exits, supplemental vertical exits and exit passageways, except within street level lobbies, there shall be directional markings.

(3) Required markings for exit paths shall comply with the technical standards for installation and placement to be set forth in a reference standard. Such reference standard shall be designated RS 6-1 and shall be adopted on or before January 1, 2006. ***Local Law 26-2004.

§[C26-606.3] 27-385 Exit sign design.

Exit signs shall read only "exit" and shall be of the externally lighted, internally lighted, or electroluminescent type, except that they may be non illuminated in buildings not provided with artificial lighting.

(d) The letters shall be block lettering at least four and one-half inches high with nine-sixteenths inch strokes, except in buildings and spaces classified in occupancy group F and J-1, where they shall be at least eight inches high with the strokes at least three-quarters of an inch wide.

(e) In locations where breakage may occur, exit signs shall be of shock resistant materials, or shall otherwise be protected against breakage.

§[C26-606.4] 27-386 Directional sign design

  • Directional exit signs shall comply with all of the requirements for exit signs in section 27-385 of this article, and shall read "EXIT" with a horizontal arrow or arrows indicating the direction to the exit or exits.
  • However, when the arrow is below the letters, the letters may be three and three-eighths inches high and nine sixteenths inch strokes, except in buildings and spaces classified in occupancy group F where they shall be at least five inches high with nine-sixteenths inch strokes.
  • The arrow or arrows shall be red.

§[C26-606.5] 27-387 False exits.

  • Any door, passageway, stair, or other means of communication that is not an exit or that is not a way to an exit, but is so located as to be mistaken for an exit, shall be identified with a sign reading "NOT AN EXIT," shall be identified by a sign indicating its use or purpose or shall be provided with a directional exit sign. does not recommend or specify the use of a specific safety sign because it does not have knowledge of the hazard(s) our customers are identifying. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to identify the hazard(s) that may be present and select one or more signs (stock or custom) that accurately identify their specific hazard(s) and complies with any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations, any worksite specific rules or regulations and/or any applicable safety standards (including, without limitation, ANSI and/or OSHA standards). disclaims any and all liability (excluding liability for our Product Warranty contained in our Terms and Conditions) for any sign selected by a customer and shall not be responsible for any personal injury or property damage resulting from the use of signs purchased from it or for the independent interpretation made of any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations, any worksite specific rules or regulations, and/or any applicable safety standards (including, without limitation, ANSI and/or OSHA standards). Customer shall indemnify and hold and its corporate parent and its officers, directors and affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, loss or expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or related to the purchase and use by customer or any third party of any sign purchased by customer from

Which Size Sign Should I Choose? The Exit Sign is available in the size listed in the table below. Use the information in the table to help you determine if the size of this Exit Sign will meet your needs.

Size Width Height Average
Text Size
Max Viewing
Available Materials Mounting Holes Corner Radius Diagram
14 × 10″ 14″ 10″ 8″ Up to 200′
  • 3.5 Mil Peel and Stick Vinyl Label
  • 4 Mil Glow-in-the-Dark Peel and Stick Polyester Label
N/A ¼″ Diagram
  • .040″ Rust-Free Aluminum
  • .046″ Glow-in-the-Dark Plastic
  • .055″ Polyethylene Plastic
Four 7/32″ Holes (#10 or 3/16″ screws recommended) ¼″ Diagram
The viewing distances listed in this chart reflect the maximum viewing distance for the sign under favorable viewing conditions.
Favorable viewing conditions are those which allow for a clear, unobstructed view of the message on the sign. Examples of favorable viewing conditions are a bright lighting source over the sign, clear weather conditions, and a clear line of sight with no obstructions blocking the view of the sign from certain angles and no other nearby signs creating distractions.
In unfavorable conditions, the sign is viewable at up to half the favorable distance. Unfavorable viewing conditions are those which make it difficult to read the message of the sign. Examples of this are poor lighting such as a dimly lit room, obstructions blocking the view of the sign from certain angles, poor weather conditions, and other signs posted nearby which create a distraction.
It is the responsibility of the end user to determine the correct size, viewing distance, sign positioning, and sign size for your specific hazard. According to the ANSI Z535.2 sign standard, a ratio of 25 feet of viewing distance per inch of text height, under favorable viewing conditions, should be used to determine the size of your sign. Under unfavorable viewing conditions, such as in low light or for signs with complex messages, the ratio of viewing distance to text height is 12.5 feet to 1 inch.
More Options understands that the Exit Sign may not be available in the size that you require. Please contact our customer service team today and we’ll be happy to work with you to produce exactly what you need. Contact us now.
Material Thickness Outdoor Durability Service Temp. Range Available
Adhesive-Backed Vinyl Outdoor grade high gloss calendared vinyl film, and coated with aggressive LEED compliant acrylic adhesive formulated to adhere to a variety of surfaces, ensuring durability in most commercial and industrial environments. Resistant to fading and mild chemicals. This material is in compliance with the standards set forth by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #1168 and the Green Seal Standard, GS-36 for commercial adhesives pertaining to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Clean and dry surface before applying. Minimum application temperature is 50°F. 3.5 mils 4 to 5 Years -20° to 176° F
  • 14 × 10″
Glow-in-the-Dark Adhesive-Backed Polyester 4 mils thick glow-in-the-dark polyester film with a LEED compliant adhesive, suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Not resistant to contact with chemicals. This material will glow for up to 10 hours when it is charged with a strong light source for at least 60 minutes. Daylight color is soft-yellow to eggshell white. Color in darkness is photoluminescent yellowish. Storage stability of 1 year. Elongation, 164.0% with a tensile strength of 3.1 K/ 10mm. This material meets or exceeds DIN 67510-I, ASTM 2072, ISO 15370, IMO Res.A.752 (18), JIS Z9100, NYC RS6-1. Clean and dry surface before applying. Minimum application temperature is 60°F (15°C). 4 mils Indefinite Indoors / Up to 3 years Outdoors 120° F (50° C) Max.
  • 14 × 10″
Polyethylene Plastic A tough plastic that is rust free and resistant to chips, cracks, fading and mild chemicals. It is an economical alternative to aluminum without a significant compromise in durability. Thicknesses of .055" and less will easily bend to fit certain surfaces without causing material fractures. 0.055″ 3 to 5 Years -40° to 180° F
  • 14 × 10″
Glow-in-the-Dark Plastic .046" photoluminous plastic will not rust, is resistant to chips and cracks, and will easily bend to certain surfaces without causing material fractures. It is designed for indoor use only. This material can be charged by any light source in as little as 15 minutes, and will glow for up to 10 hours when it is charged with a strong light source for at least 60 minutes. Cool white light sources such as fluorescent lighting and sunshine are excellent activators. Soft warm lighting such as incandescent light bulbs are not as effective. This material meets or exceeds DIN 67510-I, ASTM 2072, ISO 15370, IMO Res. A.752 (18), JIS Z9100, NYC RS6-1. 0.046″ Indoor Use Only -4° to 122° F
  • 14 × 10″
Rust-Free Aluminum A durable metal material that will not chip, crack, or rust, offers superior resistance to harsh weather conditions, and has good chemical resistance properties. The optimal choice for outdoor usage. 0.04″ 5 to 7 Years -40° to 212° F
  • 14 × 10″
  • None
Engineering Grade
High Intensity Prismatic
Diamond Grade
  NoneEngineering GradeHigh Intensity PrismaticDiamond Grade
ATSM D956 Type Type I Type IV Type IX
Brightness Standard Material 3x More 10x More
Night-Time Visibility 500' 1,000' 1,500'
   understands that the Exit Sign may not be available in a material that meets your requirements. Please contact our customer service team today and we’ll be happy to work with you to find the right material for your needs. Contact us now.
Printed using the latest digital technologies and processes, your Exit Sign has UV ink text and graphics printed directly onto the substrate, without lamination. This advanced process eliminates set-up charges, order minimums, and prevents the sign from peeling, unlike signs from companies that laminate graphics over the Exit Sign material. Shipping time is also greatly reduced, allowing to ship your order faster at no extra charge.
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Printing Methods

We choose our printing processes for each product carefully so you receive the best quality product at the lowest price with industry-leading turnaround times. Depending on your size, material, quantity, and other factors, your sign will print using one of our carefully-tested methods.

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Cross-Hatch Ink Adhesion Test’s advanced printing process undergoes a stringent cross-hatching test. This specifically tests the adhesion and resistance to separation of the inks from the sign. In testing, a sample from the printing process is scored and covered in adhesive tape. The tape is removed and the sample assessed for adhesion quality.

We use a three-stage process to test all of our printing processes. We print our signs using only the processes that pass all three stages, giving you the highest quality signage possible.

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The text is printed in Arial Black font.

The Exit Sign from uses this font to create a bold message that stands out in order to grab your attention, while also remaining clearly legible at the maximum safe viewing distance of the product.

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