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the things that will riding safer at night, as better lighting, bright and not riding in traffic, reflective can make a huge impact on rider conspicuity. Even your bike is parked and the are off, your bike be far easier to see at night as headlights and will bounce back light from reflective to make your DR stand out a spotlight amongst the darkness it.

Various types of reflection off of surface

To get the terminology correct, you are not looking for a tape that light, you are looking for a tape reflects light back at source — most shining light from headlights back into the of their respective drivers. The to reflect light back at its is know as retroreflectivity (AKA reflecting, retroflective). And it’s tape that you want on bike or helmet.

Not all tapes are created equal and are many types and subtypes of tape. The difference in quality and varies greatly from to product and brand to brand and of the tapes are not suitable for the curves on a unless you want to go for a tiled

Early (1940s) drawing of Bead Retroreflective Tape

lines show incoming and light

One of the earliest types of tapes incorporated glass (beads). These glass are natural retroreflectors that light back at its source of angle of approach, as a sphere has the geometry at any angle since a ball.

Many versions of glass reflective products have developed over the past decades. You can find numerous of glass bead reflective paints and impregnated fabrics. For paints, glass can be added as beads or premixed in the paint.

For and sheeting, beads can be enclosed in or encapsulated behind a plastic while still suspended in

One reflective corner in field of

Another type of retroreflector a cube corner. With a set of 90° mirrors or reflectors, light one mirror will bounce off or it to mirror and back at the light This can be seen in a house of where, no matter how you look a a pair of mirrors, you see yourself back at you.

If you shined a flashlight one of the mirrors, reflection would shine light right back at

Early design pattern of Corners

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Microprismatic retroreflective use patterns of thousands of tiny corners that reflect back at its source. Because of its and large reflective surface sheets and tapes incorporating technology tend to be far more than glass bead and appear significantly brighter at The prism angles can also be to reflect light back at observation angles, and a single or tape can incorporate multiple that allow light to be back in a tailored cone of

The 6 signs below are made different grades of retroreflective The first row of signs are made glass bead sheets. The numerals refer to the ASTM type (see below).

type I is also know as grade reflective sheet and is from enclosed glass These sheets are easy to are affordable, come in many including black, and are commonly on bikes. Type II is known as grade and is composed of larger glass beads and is much than regular engineering

Type III reflective sheet encapsulated glass beads and is more reflective than I and II.

The second row of signs in the image use microprismatic (corner cube reflective sheeting. As the image suggests, this group of sheeting creates a much and more noticeable effect headlights hit it at night. Unfortunately, of the microprismatic retroreflective sheets are and will not easily follow the on your bike really

Arrow Head Lane Indicator Tape

3M Scotchlite is a reflective tape for reflective This ASTM D4956 I is commonly referred to as Engineering It uses glass beads on vinyl sheeting for reflectivity, in many colors (including and easily follows complex found on a bike or helmet.

generally adequate for most the retroreflectivity of enclosed glass tapes are unfortunately are a fraction of of encapsulated glass bead and type reflective tapes.

When shopping of vinyl note that not only the quality of reflection differ brand to brand, but the thickness of the itself also differs. is a reason that no-name are cheaper.

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