If you are a defensive driver, you definitely understand the importance of remaining visible to other motorists, especially at night or in misty/foggy weather. Parking lights, rear bumper lights, taillights, and side marker lights enable motorists to see other vehicles in darkness, preventing collisions. However, in case your car breaks down, you park with lights off, or the lights fail, reflectors are the second line of defence for motorized vehicles....
Reflector sections can be incorporated as part of lights, or installed separately on fenders and bumpers. In fact, it is common in New Zealand for pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists to consider the use of extra reflectors like high visibility clothing, or lights like a bike light. The use of reflectors or reflective tape can minimize the risk of being hit by motorists significantly.
How Vehicle Reflectors Work
Rear reflectors are made to reflect light back towards the source. High-quality reflectors are typically prismatic and made from moulded plastic that observes the principle of retroflection. Reflectors have a smooth and transparent outer surface with numerous prisms. Any light hitting the reflector strikes the prismatic angled surfaces redirecting it back to the source, keeping you visible from afar.
Placement of Reflectors
The positioning of reflectors on a vehicle, either as part of the lamps or as standalone devices is often determined by the vehicle design. Some regulations require them to be placed a certain height above the ground and clearly visible from oncoming vehicles.
If a specific vehicle’s design does not provide for the vehicle to meet standard placement standards with reflectors on tail lights, side markers or parking lights, go for separate reflectors. Reflectors placed in front of the vehicle are usually white or amber while rear reflectors must be red.
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Vehicle reflectors exposure to UV rays and harsh weather conditions make them subject to weathering leading to fading, opaqueness and a reduction in reflective capability. They also crack, stretch or break from debris contact or impacts. Whereas this isn’t as serious as a non-functioning light, deficient reflectors diminish your safety on the road. TransQuip has a range of different colours to help you keep your truck looking smart and safe.
Besides, part of the New Zealand traffic rules requires that every motorized vehicle should have proper reflectors. Having a broken reflector may, therefore, cost you a ticket. Additionally, you don’t want to compromise your safety on the road in any way.
Fortunately, TransQuip sells ADR approved and high-quality lenses for many commercial vehicles. TransQuip stocks reflectors and lenses that restore your vehicle’s functionality at an affordable price. This selections are designed to meet the original equipment specification.
There is much more you benefit from at TranQuip, including guidance on lights and reflectors that keep you legal. Moreover, adhesive reflectors here are available making installation quick and easy. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with TransQuip today or browse the range of products available in our categories if you want to buy reflective tape NZ.