Black Reflective Tape – (Click to go to our Online Store)
Black reflective tape only comes in an engineer grade. It is very popular even though it is less reflective than other colors. We carry the black reflective in 1/2″, 1″, 2″, 3″, 4″, 6″, 8″ and 12″ rolls. Black reflective tape blends in to dark surfaces and is virtually invisible during the day when on a black background. This is the main reason for it’s popularity. It reflects a goldish color in moderate light and a white color when hit with car headlights. The intensity of the black reflective is around 10 candelas. This is about the same as blue engineer grade reflective.
Because of its reflectivity level it is most useful in dark areas where there is no competitive lighting. For example, on a black gate in a dark alley the tape would appear very bright when are car was shining its headlights down the alley. However, on a light pole in a well lit parking lot it would not stand out very much at all. This is because the tape is not bright enough to provide a contrast when an area is already well lit. On a motorcycle frame the tape would light up well if the bike pulled out onto a dark road with cars approaching. When selecting black just be sure to consider contrast. The gate below is black and in the daytime the tape blends in completely. At night, because the area is so dark, the tape lights up very well in car headlights.
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Steven Cole (Economics, MBA – University of West Florida , Business & Innovation – Stanford University) 22 years of experience in the reflective safety business. Specializing in accident reduction for vehicles through increased visibility.