Night Vision CoatingOur Copper/Ivory and White/Silver paint will reflect light at night better than any of our other paint choices. However, if what you want is the same reflective properties that you see in Highway and Street Signs, ask for our optional NIGHT VISION coating.
This specially formulated coating can be applied over any of our paints at a cost of $15.
Regardless of the color of your paint choice, your sign will reflect bright silver back to it's source for maximum night-time contrast.
Night Vision is particularly effective when your sign has exposure to oncoming headlights or a street light across the road. It is a popular choice on Cottage Signs and an absolute necessity in areas that require 911 numbering at the roadside. Imagine driving down that dark road and all of a sudden, from 550' away, you see your sign light up!
The technology that makes this possible is a spherical lens encased in millions of aluminum coated micro glass beads. The lenses reflect any light directly back to it's source. This is different than photo luminescence. The sign will not glow in complete darkness. It's important to understand that, for the beads to appear reflective, the sign must be illuminated from the same direction you wish to view it - just like a Highway Sign. This means if you want to see it from the front you must light the sign from the front. Side lighting will NOT make your sign reflect to the front.
The aluminum coated glass beads also resist ultra violet rays, allowing them to perform efficiently without deterioration unless subjected to severe wear factors such as airborne salt. For this reason, we make a point to retain your sign pattern for a minimum of 7 years, making it possible for us to re-coat your sign at a nominal charge.