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Shine a Light on Safety: LED Floor Marking Improves Wayfinding

11 September, 2023

Forklift operating in a warehouse with LED floor marking to improve wayfinding

Floor marking and signs in industrial environments are a cost-effective way to increase safety compliance, visibility, and organization for wayfinding. Hazardous chemical use or vehicle traffic are examples of where safety floor signs could help identify areas that require special attention. Color-coded floor tape can prevent slips and falls due to changing surfaces or uneven walking areas. Clear markings and signs help workers: 

  • Identify the safety hazards  
  • Adhere to workplace safety protocols  
  • Alert to danger zones instantly 

Adhesive floor tape and signs do not work in all facilities and work areas. There is an alternative for worksites with heavy traffic, extreme temperatures, harsh surfaces, or wet floors.  

An LED sign and line projector delivers reliable and cost-effective floor marking for sites with challenging conditions. A sign and line projector provides clear, durable walkway lines that will not chip, fade, tear, or lift in areas where even the toughest tape or paint cannot hold up.

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  • Durable communication: Indestructible floor marking for high-traffic, cold storage, damaged flooring, and wet environments.  
  • Simple installation: Mount the device, adjust the projection, and plug in.  
  • Zero floor prep: No cleaning, scraping, or leveling needed. 
  • Low-maintenance safety: Built to survive industrial environments and no moving parts. 

Improve safety and efficiency, instantly identify traffic routes, pedestrian walkways, and hazardous areas with LED lines and signs. These walkway lines will not fade or degrade.  

LED in Your Wayfinding Facility 

Follow these best practices to create effective visual communication with LED floor marking: 

  1. Plan your design: Before you start projecting visuals, it's important to plan your design. Consider the purpose of the communication, the target audience, and the message you want to convey. Sketch out your ideas and make sure they align with the space you'll be using the sign and line projector in.
  2. Keep it simple: Remember that projectors have limited space and resolution. Opt for simple and clear designs that can be easily understood from a distance. Avoid clutter and excessive details that may not be visible or may cause confusion.
  3. Use high contrast: To ensure good visibility, use high-contrast color combinations. For example, dark colors on a light background or vice versa. This will make your visuals stand out and be easily distinguishable to luminate workplace safety.
  4. Test visibility and readability: Before committing to a larger project, test visibility and readability in the actual space. Adjust the brightness, focus, and size of the projections to ensure optimal visibility from different viewing angles and distances. 

lumen-floor-sign-projector-appRemember, the effectiveness of your visual communication will depend on how well you understand your audience, tailor your designs to the context, and continuously improve based on feedback while still meeting OSHA walkway requirements.

Wayfinding Solutions with LED Projectors

An LED sign and line projector such as the PathFinder LUMEN, delivers vibrant walkway lines and signs, loading areas, and forklift pathways. LUMEN provides clear, durable floor markings that will not chip, fade, tear, or peel. 

Facilities with high-volume, cold storage, and wet environments no longer need to halt production for worksite floor preparation or use specialized paints, tapes, or adhesives. 

PathFinder LUMEN instantly communicates hazards when your workers need to know. LUMEN projectors are rated IP65 for damp or dusty environments and can be used at temperatures from –13F to 122F. LUMEN easily adjusts to changing signage needs, site layouts, or industry regulations.

Read to learn more with our floor marking guide? DuraLabel's Floor Marking Instant Action Guide helps create safe pathways for pedestrians and vehicular traffic, reduce confusion and improve efficiency. Give us a call today at 888.326.9244 to discuss your floor marking needs and a DuraLabel representative will guide you along the way.

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