Reflective materials work at night by reflecting light back to the source such as car headlights, emergency vehicle side lights and torch light.
(During Day time the reflective material make a very visible house number anyway).
Light is also reflected by other white or pale objects such as a newspaper , white carrier bag and ordinary white plastic used to make some plaques, but these scatter light in all directions meaning all you see is a bright glow not a number.
Whereas the special reflective materials we use in our house numbers show a clear number. They are called ‘retro-reflective’ because they are designed to reflect most of the light back to its source instead of scattering it. Meaning the light from a drivers’ headlights , torch or search light will go straight back to the driver who will see the reflective house number not just a bright blob.
Reflective numbers really do help to locate your home a lot quicker at night – which in the case of an emergency could save your life. Or at the very least save other callers including your amazon man a lot of wasted time trying to find you.
Fit your reflective house number on or next to your front door where it can clearly be seen from the road.
If you have a gateposts or a mailbox roadside. Place one number facing up the road and a second number facing down the road. (One on each side of the
gate post or mail box).
As night falls vehicle headlights will illuminate the numbers. The process works by the number reflecting light back to the source,
All plaques are pre-drilled complete with screws and raw-plugs for easy fitting