How to Save Thousands of Dollars on New Construction

Apr 14, 2020 8:42:43 AM / by Zachary L. Green


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There are many benefits of using LumAware energy-free exit signs fthumbnail_Electric Side by Sideor new building construction. First of all there is the cost of the traditional electric exit signs. Those cost can range from $30-40 for entry-level plastic ones all the way up to $700+ for the nicer edge-lit Lucite exit signs.

However, this is where the cost starts, not stops. Electrical exit signs require substantial installation costs such as:


  • Running Conduit.
  • Running Wires.
  • Paying for Electrical Labor.
  • Junction Boxes.

The biggest cost is making sure the exit sign is connected to an emergency circuit. This cost can range anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to a couple of thousand dollars, depending on how far away the emergency circuit is from the exit sign being installed. We’ve heard of some locations spending in excess of $3,000.00 because of the size of their facility and the distance between an exit sign and an emergency circuit.

A good rule of thumb


The costs of electric exit signs


LumAware provides a better alternative to costly electric exit signs:

Benefits of LumAware energy free exit signs

🔋No Batteries to test and replace

💡No light bulbs to test and replace

🔌No electricity required

And because there is no electricity required:

No conduit to run

No wiring to run

No electrical labor costs

No worrying about an exit sign reaching the emergency circuit

Because of all the above, there are very significant value engineering savings. If you have already factored for electrical exit signs in a building being constructed, you could be spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for that electrical installation expense.


The savings don't stop once the new construction finishes. They continue once the building is up and running because there is never a need to have batteries, light bulbs, and/or electricity.

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Installation of the signs are simple, you can:

  • Use double-sided sticky tape on the back of the sign and stick it directly to the wall.
  • A liquid adhesive may be used as well to stick directly to the wall.
  • Screws/fasteners can be used to mechanically affix them to the wall.
  • We also offer a series of ceiling and flag mounts that can be suspended from the ceiling.

The only cost to install LumAware exit signs is simply fixing it directly on a wall or mounting it from the ceiling. This results in significant savings on new construction. For the life of the signs a typical $50 annual savings can be expected because there is never a need for:

-🔋 Batteries

-💡 Light Bulbs

-🔌 Electricity

-🛠️ Monthly Testing or Maintenance


-♻️ Are Sustainable and contribute to zero waste to landfill initiatives


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Zachary L. Green

Written by Zachary L. Green

Zachary Green is a 1991 graduate of Roger Bacon High School and a 1995 graduate of Bowling Green State University. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former lieutenant with his local fire department, Zachary is the founder and CEO of MN8 LumAware/Foxfire. MN8 is a global leader in photoluminescent safety solutions used by over 80,000 firefighters in more than 25 countries. In addition, Zachary has developed a line of safety items ranging from products that help people find their way out of dark stairwells to code approved EXIT signs that never need batteries, lightbulbs, electricity or testing. These products save over 7 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, 30,000 batteries and 60,000 lightbulbs per year. Zachary recently received the President of the United Sates “E” award for exporting and has been honored as Exporter of the Year by the Ohio Small Business Administration. Zachary was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, the front page of, and in USA Today along with numerous other local and national media outlets. Zachary has testified in front of the US House of Representative Small Business committee and was named Entrepreneur of the year by Governor John Kasich. Zachary was also selected by the Obama White House as one of 10 entrepreneurs to represent the United States at the Global Entrepreneur Summit. Zachary Green has presented to hundreds of trade organizations, facilities and architectural firms, and was an expert witness for the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee. As an American Institute of Architects HSW presenter, he has lectured to hundreds of architects representing dozens of architectural firms throughout the nation. A specialist in photoluminescent safety applications and the associated International Building and Fire codes, Zachary has developed the International Code Council (ICC), International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC) curriculum for the state Fire Marshal of South Carolina that featured egress and EXIT sign safety-approved training. Zachary has presented to various state fire and building inspectors throughout Ohio, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and internationally. Zachary Green lives in the City of Wyoming (Cincinnati),Ohio was recently elected to the Wyoming (Ohio) City council.