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Learn About Reflective

Not Your Grandfather's Reflective
Reflective material was first introduced back in the '30s and evolved into silver piping on sneakers and backpacks with silver cording.
Soon it was used in high-end jackets, running gear & biking equipment, and professional safety uniforms. With the evolution, reflective material stayed the same shinny line of material it has been.
No more. Brilliant® Reflective revolutionized reflective by taking 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material and applying a patented process of colorizing the reflective without having the material lose it's reflective strength. Brilliant Reflective isn't piping or cording;  it’s strips of highly reflective, colorized material that you are able to take and customize your favorite gear and clothing for maximum visibility and protection as well as a completely unique look - no two will be alike.
The Science Behind
Brilliant Reflective

Brilliant Reflective is retroreflective material. This means when the light shines at the reflective strip, the light will reflect off and go directly back to the source. 

The material is made out of millions of tiny glass beads that are coated with aluminum on the bottom half of the bead. This allows the light to come from any direction and reflect back to the source rather than bounce off at an angle, like a mirror.

What you may not know is that there are four types of reflective material.

1. Cosmetic – No Visibility at 10 - 50 feet (most casual apparel)

2. Low Brightness – Low Visibility at 100 feet (typical running/cycling gear)

3. Medium Brightness – Moderate Visibility at 100 – 300 feet (running/cycling vest)

4. High Brightness – Significant Visibility at 300+ meters (Brilliant Reflective Strips)