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How Much Reflective To Use

Basic Information

  • 30 square inches (3.5” X 8”) or more of 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material is recommended on apparel when properly placed so it can be seen from all viewing angles.
  • Remember, with reflective material, more is always better!

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  • There is a lot of science behind the real answer to this question. The size of the reflective pieces, where you place them, the brightness of the reflective material, and the distance you would like to be seen all help decide how much reflective material to use.
  • Remember, with reflective material, more is always better!
  • These are some recommend guidelines for how much high-brightness Brilliant™ Color Reflective made from 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material should be used when properly placed so it can be seen from all viewing angles.
  • Jacket – 30 square inches, one ReflectYourGear package of 3.5” X 8”, or more.
  • Shoes – 10 square inches, one third of a ReflectYourGear package of 3.5” X 8”, or more.
  • Short Sleeve Shirt - 30 square inches, one ReflectYourGear package of 3.5” X 8”, or more.
  • Running Shorts - 15 square inches, half of a ReflectYourGear package of 3.5” X 8”, or more.
  • Gym Bag – 20 to 30 square inches, about one ReflectYourGear package of 3.5” X 8”, or more.
  • Helmet - 10 square inches, one third of a ReflectYourGear package of 3.5” X 8”, or more.
  • Always following the guidelines of where to place reflective material.

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