March 2009

The originators of the idea for Dynamic Emergency exit sign. trialed a very early prototype of an wireless acoustic sounder and  arrow at Hilton Metropole, Park Lane London – this was the seed of the idea that would be developed by us and eventually become the Evaclite Dynamic Exit sign of today 

November 2011

Start of GETAWAY PROJECT. Project GETAWAY (contract 265717) is funded under the European Union Framework 7 Transport initiative. 2.1 million euros project spread over 8 consortium partners companies.


The first trial under GETAWAY is held at the St Marys building, University of Greenwich. The forerunner of EvacLite’ Dynamic green arrow array signs trialled. 

2013 - 2014

Trials under GETAWAY take place of  protoype Dynamic Green Arrow and Red Cross Dynamic Emergency Exit Signs on the platform of the St Cugat Railway Station in Barcelona, owned and operated by FGC, a consortium partner of GETAWAY. (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya).


Guardian Award for Research & Impact presents to the University of Greenwich for their work on the GETAWAY project using the  Dynamic Signage concept . The awards dinner is held at the Grosvenor House Hotel London. 

October 2014

The British Standard working committee around Dynamic Emergency Exit Signage is formed


British Standard BS 5266-1:2016 has first mention of controlling emergency lighting with Fire panels: Addressable fire detection systems give precise information of the location of smoke in a building. This can be used to input information to the controls of emergency lighting systems, which can enable smoke contaminated escape routes to be identified and avoided. 

November 2018

 The Prototype Dynamic Emergency Exit Sign is the Winner of ‘FIRE Product Innovation of the Year’ at the IFSEC/FIREX ‘Security and Fire Excellence Awards’.

April 2019

 The First  Dynamic Emergency Signs are installed  to pilot sites and  the design Achieved runner-up at the SHE awards

May 2019

US Patent Granted


September 2019

Dynamic Exit sign design – Finalist in the Hotel 360 Tech Revolution of the Year Awards.

January 2020

UK Patent Granted for Dynamic exit sign



May 2020

Evaclite Ltd is Spun out of the the Incubator – and all  3rd party LIA  testing is completed and full range production of Evaclite Dynamic Emergency Exit Signs  starts in Leicester:

June 2020

Evaclite Ltd  starts ‘bringing the humble emergency sign into the 21st century’ 

 Early Adopters, specifications & end users include : 

November 2020

Evaclite launched its Crowdfund Campaign to the Public on 11th November. The response has been so amazing, we actually hit our Minimum Target on the first day, but we have more to do and intend to keep going for a while yet. So please Join us on our Journey to save lives seedrs.com/evaclite #evaclitecrowdfund

April 2021

Finalist in Safety and Health Excellence Awards held on 28th April 2021

June 2021

Advanced announce partnership with Evaclite – integrating dynamic signage into the Lux Intelligent system – via webinar ‘Bridging the gap between Fire and Emergency Lighting systems’