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A reflector can save your life. Do you have a reflector?

A reflector can save your life.

Do you have a reflector?

Pedestrians and cyclists are difficult to see in low light. Safety reflectors will help drivers notice pedestrians from up to seven times the distance they would without the reflector. Did you know the reflector is a Finnish invention?

Did you know the reflector is a Finnish invention?​

Pedestrians and cyclists are difficult to see in low light. Safety reflectors will help drivers notice pedestrians from up to seven times the distance they would without the reflector.

Reflectors are personal protective equipment and the manufacturing is regulated in Europe by Regulation (EU) 2016/425 (CE marking). EN 13356:2001 indicate the European standard; the rules which are made for the safety equipment. The safety of reflectors is controlled by the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes). With by all these regulation is guaranteed the reflectivity of the reflector. You can find these markings on the user instruction or on the packaging.

Reflectors are personal protective equipment and the manufacturing is regulated in Europe by Regulation (EU) 2016/425 (CE marking). EN 13356:2001 indicate the European standard; the rules which are made for the safety equipment. The safety of reflectors is controlled by the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes). With by all these regulation is guaranteed the reflectivity of the reflector. You can find these markings on the user instruction or on the packaging.

Hanging reflectors must be hanged at knee height and allowed to move freely so they can be seen from the front and the rear. Drivers will notice reflectors the best when they are placed on the side facing the road. Please note that different reflectors are not mutually exclusive: the more reflectors you have, the easier it is to see you in the dark.

Hanging reflectors must be hanged at knee height and allowed to move freely so they can be seen from the front and the rear. Drivers will notice reflectors the best when they are placed on the side facing the road. Please note that different reflectors are not mutually exclusive: the more reflectors you have, the easier it is to see you in the dark.

Don't forget to attach
the reflector to your pet as well.

Don't forget to attach
the reflector to your pet as well.

Approved reflectors will be sold in packaging that has the following information:

CE-marking

EN 13356:2001

Manufacturer information

User instruction

In Finland, instruction in finnish and swedish

Name of the institution that has approved the type examination.

Approved reflectors will be sold in packaging that has the following information:

CE-marking

EN 13356:2001

User instruction

In Finland, instruction in finnish and swedish

Manufacturer information

Name of the institution that has approved the type examination

You can test the reflectivity of your reflector in the dark using a torch or with the help of a friend. The standard also requires reflectors to have a surface area of 15.6 cm2 at the minimum. Only products that meet the requirements of the EN 13356 standard may be sold as reflectors. Another requirement is that user instructions must be provided for the reflector. 

Keep a sharp eye when buying reflectors – all that glitters is not truly reflective.

Keep a sharp eye when buying reflectors – all that glitters is not truly reflective.