Photoluminescent reflectors were innovated for MUSTO offshore sailing kit in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011-12. At night, it often feels like you are sailing blind. These reflectors capture the energy of light sources during the day and release that energy as glow in the dark during the night.
What are the benefits of photoluminescent reflectors?
Wearing photoluminescent strips strategically placed for 360° visibility, you become more visible in low light, increasing safety when torches are not close to hand. This is especially important in competitive sailing where the teams need to be able to see each other. MUSTO photoluminescent reflectors provide enhanced safety when torches are not always close to hand.
360° visibility at night Safety Longlasting glow
the three layers are heat sealed together to create a waterproof strip with the photoluminescent material at the centre.
A gutter around the edge of the reflector enables it to be stitched to fabric without compromising its waterproofness
Transparent prismatic top
layer refracts the light
emitted for a brighter glow
absorbs energy from sunlight
and slowly emits energy as
glow in the dark light
Double layer, white PVC
backing creates a bright
background for the glow and
locks in the
PHOTOLUMINESCENCE AT NIGHT
The photoluminescent material absorbs energy from a light source. This causes a reaction in the material to produce energy seen as a glow. The photoluminescent material slowly releases this energy over hours for long lasting visibility. This light is refracted through the top layer of the reflector for an even brighter glow.