Blog: Glow In The Dark & Reflective Signs | Best Safety Signs For Autumn/Winter

We know as well as you do that health and safety has it's challenges, but when there's reduced visibility due to the weather, dark environments and other conditions, managing risk becomes ten times harder.

Well, we're here to relieve some of the stress - as far as safety signs are concerned.

Aside from being a legal requirement, correct and compliant safety signage is an integral component of any risk management strategy during everyday conditions, so there's no exception when it comes to working with reduced visibility. But how do you see your safety signs in the dark? It's actually really simple.

There are two main ways in which you can make your safety signs seen:

  1. Photoluminescent Signs
  2. Reflective Signs

So what's the difference between the two?

Photoluminescent signs are made from a specially designed "self-charging" material that absorbs the protons from visible light, ultra-violet light and infrared radiation and then re-emits them to create a glowing effect.

Reflective signs, as the name suggests, do not absorb light, but rather reflect it when a light source is shone upon it. They're made using a highly reflective vinyl.

What are their uses?

Both types of signs are incredibly versatile.

Safe conditions signs such as fire exits, fire action notices and assembly points are often made from photoluminescent material to ensure they are still seen should lighting be compromised in the event of a fire.

If you drive, you've definitely come across reflective signs before. Chevrons, speed limit signs, roundabout signs and many many more are made from reflective vinyl.

If you want to make your signs glow in the dark or reflective, get in touch and we'll be glad to help.

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