A reflector is not just a reflector. For a pedestrian reflector to really do its job, that is to protect the person wearing it by shining as brightly as possible, it has to be a quality reflector: and that means it has to be a hard prism reflector. Safees reflectors are proven to have excellent reflectivity, strength and durability.
Safees prism reflectors are made of polystyrene. Inside the reflector there are tiny prisms that give off a reflection effect when light is shone on them. Light hits the prisms and it is transported back to the light source making the person or object wearing the reflector visible even from long distances in the dark.
The most powerful from of reflection is retroflection. It returns light back to the light source without breaking it. The effectiveness of retroflection of reflectors depends on the sharpness of the prisms. The sharper the prisms, the better the visibility. Safees prisms are razor sharp.
Sharp, firm prisms inside a reflector does not let the light pass through it, but sends it immediately back to the source. So oncoming headlights will shins on the reflector, the light will immediately go straight back to the car and the driver who will be alerted to your presence and see you and he will have more time to react, and hit the breaks.
When a pedestrian is walking down the street, an oncoming driver of a car will see him or her 3.5 times faster than without a reflector. This could be the difference between the driver being able to stop. Or not.
Safees reflectors are made with the utmost care so that their prisms will be as reflective as possible. This means that during the manufacturing process, the reflectors are first baked, then freezed, then dropped, and then immersed in water, and finally rubbed and tossed around and manhandled and during this ordeal the reflectivity is checked every two hours. This process resembles what a reflector will go though in real life, so we need to make sure it can take the heat (or cold). Only the reflectors that pass this gruesome process can move on to the final assessment of its reflectivity so we can definitely make sure it lives up to our high standards.
Safees reflectors are made in Finland, (where reflectors were invented in the 1960's!) by Coreflect, a reflector manufacturer with years of experience and years of knowledge. Safeees reflectors are the real, strong, durabel and reliable Finish, deal.
Reflectors effectiveness is measured in CIL (luminous intensity coefficient). Safees reflectors have a CIL from 1,600 to all the way over 3,000 CIL. Soft reflectors usually land around CIL 700, but can be as low as 400. A good reflector must have a CIL of at least 1,000, but the higher the CIL the brighter the reflector will shine and the better it will protect you. Safees reflectors have only the highest CIL.
Safees reflectors are CE certified. This means they have passed the European Union's demands for quality. The Coreflect plant that manufactures Safees reflectors is Lloyds, ISO/TS16949 and ISO09001certified. Even better, the plant is environmentally sound and has the ISO14001 certificate. This means that all aspects of the production lives up to the very high EU standards for environmental consideration. In fact there is no plastic waste at all when manufacturing Safees: all material is used, either directly for Safees or for containers and buckets and similar equipment. Nothing is wasted, no harmful waste is produced and everything is used directly or recycled. And of course, the Safees themselves are 100% recyclable.
There are also so called 'soft reflectors' on the market. They often look good, but the fact is they are not nearly as effective as hard prism reflectors. Safees prisms are 2-3 times more efective than any soft reflector. So please make sure which ever reflector you decide upon really does the job. Please note that soft reflectors are made of Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC. PVC can be harmful to our genes and it is an environmental hazard.
Please note that broken reflectors do not work as well. So if you step on your Safees and crack it, or scratch it very badly or in other ways brake it, do not continue using it. We do not guarantee that it will reflect light as it should if it is broken.