The Exit Sign

 Yigal Ben Efraim
The Exit Sign

An exit sign is a device in a public facility (such as a building, aircraft or boat) denoting the location of the closest emergency exit in case of fire or other emergency.

Exit signs are designed to be absolutely unmistakable and understandable to anyone. In the past this generally meant exit signs that show the word "EXIT" or the equivalent in the local language, but increasingly exit signs around the world are in pictogram form, with or without text supplement.

The red or green EXIT sign is more common in the USA and Canada, although the international ISO standard "running man" is set to be implemented in Canada.