The Three Levels of Visibility
This type of technology absorbs and re-emits light energy immediately, to increase visibility in daylight. These bright fabrics make the wearer more conspicuous against the surrounding background. Fluorescence is a type of Photoluminescence similar to Phosphorescence but instead of storing UV energy the molecules in the fabrics absorb light at a specific wavelength and emitting light at a longer wavelength.
Retro-reflective materials use either microscopic glass beads or plastic prisms to reflect light back to the source. The source is usually vehicle headlights. These types of materials will bounce light back at a range of angles to make the wearer visible in the dark. This technology relies on a light source to work. There is a wide range of different VizLite retro-reflective tapes that will work alongside VizLite DT phosphorescent materials.
VizLite DT phosphorescent materials absorb UV light energy from either natural or artificial light, which is then re-emitted as an afterglow in low light and dark conditions. The pigments used in VizLite DT phosphorescent have been formulated to a patent-pending recipe to ensure a quick charging time of 5 – 10 minutes, a strong level of afterglow brightness, extensive wash performance, and a long afterglow lasting up to 8 hours.