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Glass Bead DOT Tape

Product code: DOT

  • Reflects the majority of light directly back at the source
  • Increases visibility in low light or poor visibility situations
  • Impact proof
  • UV stable
  • Overview
  • Colors

Heskins glass bead DOT tape, as the name suggests, uses microscopic glass beads. These beads are applied to the surface within honeycomb-shaped grids which then bend a light source that shines at it and reflects it back.

The glass bead DOT tapes construction results in a reflection with a wider cone of light, limiting the distance of the retro-reflection values. However, while the wider cone of light isn’t as bright at long distances, it does reflect back at wider angles which are sometimes preferred at shorter distances.

Many see glass bead reflective tape as a more economy version, which is fair. But it still meets FMVSS regulations, and it’s construction also means it is cheaper to manufacture than microprismatic DOT tape.

When maintained properly, glass bead tape can have a retro-reflective performance of up to 7 years! This is not a guarantee, and as mentioned, will have this durability only with correct maintenance.

Sizes

Heskins supply glass bead tape in 2”x150ft and 2”x20ft rolls off the shelf. Custom sizes within roll widths of 1/2″ to 49″ can be produced dependent on order quantity.

Custom Glass Bead DOT Tape Kit Packs

Custom kit packs of our glass bead DOT C2 conspicuity tape are available for purchase. These packs are designed to suit most common vehicle configurations and come in the same range of colors mentioned above. We can also create custom kit packs of glass bead reflective tape with the sizes available. Customized logos printed on all of Heskins DOT tapes are possible dependent on order quantity.

Kit 1 – 75ft Continuous Roll

  • One roll of 2″ x 75ft red and white reflective strips
  • Four 2″ x 12″ white reflective strips
  • Application Instructions

Kit 2 – to mark one vehicle up to 53ft7

  • 36 2″ x 18″ red and white reflective strips
  • Four 2″ x 12″ white reflective strips
  • One 2″ x 90″ red and white reflective strip
  • One 1 1/2″ x 90″ red and white reflective strip
  • Applications instructions

Kit 3 – to mark one vehicle up to 48ft

  • 32 2″ x 18″ red and white reflective strips
  • Four 2″ x 12″ white reflective strips
  • One 2″ x 90″ red and white reflective strip
  • One 1 1/2″ x 90″ ref and white reflective strip
  • Application instructions

Kit 4 – to mark one vehicle up to 28ft

  • 19 2″ x 18″ red and white reflective strips
  • Four 2″ x 12″ white reflective strips
  • One 2″ x 90″ red and white reflective strip
  • One 1 1/2″ x 90″ red and white reflective strip
  • Application instructions

Kit 5 – White Arches for Tank Trailers

  • Two 2” x 24” white reflective strips
  • Application instructions

For more information on our glass bead DOT tape, or to order, please contact the sales team by phone, email, live chat or the contact us form on the website.

DOT2R

Pantone / RAL
187 U / 3020

Average LRV
15.22

Red

DOT2Y

Pantone / RAL
7406 U / 1032

Average LRV
43.7

Yellow

DOT2W

Pantone / RAL
422 U / 7004

Average LRV
38.88

White

DOT2RW66

Pantone / RAL
Red: 187 U / 3020
White: 422 U / 7004

Average LRV
Red: 15.22
White: 38.88

Red/White

Light Reflectance Values

Product code Color Av. LRV Range
DOT2R Red 15.22 10.41
DOT2Y Yellow 43.7
DOT2W White 38.88 16.09
DOT2RW66 Red / White 15.22 / 38.88 10.41 / 16.09

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