Photoluminescent Products for Ships and Boats

Photoluminescent Products for Ships and Boats

Photoluminescent Non Slip Stair TreadsDefense Holdings, Inc.® (DHi) is offering its AfterGlow® Brand photoluminescent (PL) safety products and AfterGlo® Brand PL paint for a variety of applications on ships and boats. DHi has pioneered the PL safety product market and is currently the largest installer of PL safety products in the United States. DHi is only one of two manufacturers of PL safety products approved by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for shipboard use.

DHi AfterGlow® Brand photoluminescent (PL) safety products are installed on a number of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships and are being used extensively in the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77).

DHi’s products are being used extensively at ship damage control stations. Materials include PL substrate signage backing as well as tens of thousands of individual letters and numbers punched out of blue reflective material.

DHi AfterGlow® Brand photoluminescent (PL) shipboard safety products can be purchased on the AfterGlowDirect Web Site.


A new addition to DHi’s AfterGlow® product line, SleeveLight™ is a high-performance, rechargeable, long-lasting, cylindrical photoluminescent sleeve with a cruciform cavity running its length. SleeveLight™ slides over chains, wires, ropes, rods, and straps to provide a versatile, cost-effective, glow-in-the-dark, marking capability that can help prevent personnel injuries and equipment damage in low-light situations where safety is a concern. Flight decks on aviation-capable ships and cargo decks on naval and merchant vessels often present a dimly-lit maze of tie-downs of various types, and the possibility of personnel injury from an unplanned encounter is very real. The probability of injury is only heightened during an emergency when people are moving fast and distractions abound. SleeveLight™ is presently being evaluated by the U.S. Navy.