Fire Exit Signs

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Fire Exit Signs

MTM is the leading UK supplier of backlit and edge lit fire exit signs to lighting Original Equipment Manufacturers both in the UK and Mainland Europe. We have been at the forefront of developing panels complying with UK, European and International Standards in terms of graphics, colour contrast and fire resistance.

We take great pride in the quality of our fire exit panels which more than satisfy the most demanding of customer requirements. Excellent panel quality enhances the value of the complete light fitting.

Below are descriptions of the comprehensive range of products we supply to the emergency lighting industry.

Back Lit Panels

MTM offer a comprehensive range of back lit fire exit panels which are screen printed onto either Opal Polycarbonate or PETG both of which meet the 850 degree C glow wire test. We supply panels with legends complying with BSISO7010, BS5499, HTM65 and European Sign Directive. We also supply other legends for special applications.

Edge Lit (drop light) Panels

MTM have worked in partnership with a number of emergency lighting manufacturers to develop panels which meet the contrast requirements of UK and International standards whether externally illuminated by fluorescent light tubes or LEDs or internally illuminated by one or more LEDs. To retain light within the panel we can apply either a white or chrome strip to the outer edges. We also supply multi-layer and engraved fire exit signs. We offer legends to comply with the same standards as for back lit panels. With our extensive range of routing and laser cutting equipment we are able to offer both shaped or rectangular panels with either mounting holes, hooks or grooves (to minimise vibration on board ships). 

To date we have supplied acrylic or polycarbonate panels with thickness ranging from 4mm to 25mm. For those applications where compliance to either 850 or 960 degree C glow-wire test is specified we are able to offer flame retardant alternatives to standard acrylic.

Photoluminescent signs

MTM offer the full range of photoluminescent fire exit signage using 1.4mm thick semi-rigid material which can be offered with either mounting holes or self-adhesive strips. Self-adhesive flexible photoluminescent  labels are also available.

Self-adhesive labels

MTM also offer screen printed clear or white self-adhesive vinyl or environmentally friendly polyolefin fire exit legends either as separate labels or in kit form. 


Our technical staff will be pleased to offer advice on the relevant UK and International Standards as well as the most cost effective solution for your application.


If you require a prototype for customer approval, please ask and we promise to charge a reasonable price which may be refunded either in part or full if you order a production quantity (dependent on quantity).

MTM Express

The MTM Express guaranteed premium service is available for all the above range where a very quick delivery is required.