Reflective tape is commonly sold in rolls or strips of material that have the ability to reflect light back to its source. Reflective tape is commonly used on vehicles, clothing, and other objects to make them more visible in low-light or nighttime conditions. Reflective tapes are made from a variety of materials, such as glass beads, microprisms, or retro reflective particles that are embedded in a thin, flexible adhesive backing. When light from a source, such as a car's headlights, hits the reflective tape, it is reflected back towards the source with a bright intensity, making the object that the tape is attached to more visible. Reflective tape is designed for use on vehicles and traffic signs to increase their visibility at night, especially in poor lighting conditions. They can also be used on clothing, such as safety vests or other gear worn by workers who need to be highly visible in low-light environments.
Some Reflective Tapes are DOT certified and are often referred to as Conspicuity or Retro reflective tapes. These tapes have an outdoor grade durable adhesive and can be certified to perform for up to 7 years in outdoor applications . These tapes have been proven to greatly add to the safety of large vehicles due to the increased visibility when they are applied. They are available in a wide variety of colors Silver (white), yellow, red, orange, fluorescent green & blue.
Our most common questions about reflective tape:
What is retro reflective tape?
Reflective tape is made up of a urethane film backing which is then coated with a permanent acrylic adhesive. In most cases, they also have a polyethylene coated paper release liner to cover the adhesive prior to application.
What is reflective tape used for?
Reflective tapes have a huge variety of applications from being used for marking on jackets, pants, shirts and shoes to a wide array of industrial applications. Our most common customer is buying reflective tape rolls or strips for for RVs, Cars, Trucks, Trailers, Boats, Warning Sign, marine, and Trailer Reflectors. The high grade outdoor adhesive and its Waterproof properties make these reflective tapes among the best products on the safety and caution market.
Which reflective tape is best?
The highest performing highly reflective tape is one that is a metalized and micro-prismatic. These tapes have the greatest durability and can hold up to nearly any application. However, choosing the best reflective tape really depends on your application. For example, there is no need to pay for a 7 year all weather warning tape if your application doesn't call for it. So we recommend that you submit your application to us so that we can make the most accurate product recommendation
Is reflective tape legal to use?
You should always check local and state laws before applying Reflective tape on your car. Most applications are legal to use generally legal but it may be illegal to apply reflective tape to areas like windows tail lights. Both of these areas are more regulated in terms of visibility and DOT regulations.
What is the definition of retro reflectivity?
Retro reflectivity (or Retroreflectivity) is simply when a surface returns a large portion of directed light beam back to its original source. Retroreflective materials appear brightest to observers nearest the light source like pedestrians or vehicles.
Do you offer custom colors of reflective tape?
We do not offer custom colors because there is already a wide variety of high intensity reflective colors available.
Can I buy just one roll of Reflective Tape?
Yes, simply go to this link for smaller quantities
Reflective tapes are designed to be bright highly reflective colors that are made of a durable material. Ideal for use in day or night, they are easily applied and work in a wide variety of industrial or light duty applications
If your project or application requires a reflective tape, please contact us for more information on our full line.
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