Conspicuity Tape

The Reflexite VC104+ reflective tape range has long been a preffered choice by leading fleets throughout Europe as it is not only approved to meet and exceed specification requirements, but is also very easy to apply even if you are no expert, and its outstanding durability and single layer construction mean that continuous power washings will have no effect on the reflective tape.

The Reflexite VC104+ tape is fully ECE104 Class C approved to comply with Regulation 48.03

Click here for details of application regulations and where the tape should be fitted. 

Regulations

Below are details explaining the Regulations on where to fit Reflexite Reflective and Conspicuity Tape and also which colours go on either the back and the sides of trailers.

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What happens with ECE104 on 10 July 2011

Through implementation of the Lighting Regulation 48-03, the European Union has made ECE104 Class C conspicuity marking compulsory*. The Reflexite???® VC104+ series is specially designed to fulfil this new requirement.

From 10 July 2011, conspicuity markings are compulsory for new types of trucks (for which the manufacturer requests approval) with a maximum tonnage over 7.5 tons (N2 and N3) and for trailers with a tonnage of more than 3.5 tons (O3 and O4).

The 10 July 2011 requirement is contained in the revision (Directive 2007/35) of the Lighting Directive 76/756 which governs the installation of lighting and signalling equipment on motor vehicles in the EU. Directive 2007/35 states that date in Article 2 as below:


Article 2
With effect from 10 July 2011, if the requirements laid down in Directive 76/756/EEC, as amended by this Directive, are not complied with, Member States, on grounds related to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices, shall consider Certificates of Conformity which accompany new vehicles in accordance with the provisions of Directive 70/156/EEC to be no longer valid for the purposes of Article 7(1) of that Directive.

For clarity on what requirements need to be met by 10 July 2011 by vehicle OEMs, Directive 2007/35 also states in par. 3 the reference to Reg 48, 03 series of amendments as published in the EU Journal as below:

(3) In order to take into account further amendments to UN/ECE Regulation No 48 (3) on which the Community has already voted upon, it is appropriate to adapt Directive 76/756/EEC to technical progress by aligning it to the technical requirements of this UN/ECE Regulation. In the interest of clarity Annex II to Directive 76/756/EEC should be replaced.

Like in any Directive, there is also a requirement given in Article 3 for all members of the EU to transpose and publish the text of this Directive for reasons of notice and transparency by 9 July 2008 in their national RVLR regulations.

Which Vehicles Must Comply

Side Marking

Partial contour marking on vehicles exceeding 6,000 mm in length of the following categories:

  • N2 with a maximum mass exceeding 7.5 tonnes and N3 (with the exception of chassis-cabs, incomplete vehicles and tractors for semi-trailers)
  • O3 and O4

Full contour marking may be applied instead of the mandatory partial contour marking.

The retroreflective marking tapes must be approved according to ECE 104 Class "C".

Rear Marking

Full rear end contour marking on vehicles exceeding 2,100 mm in width of the following categories:

Trucks - N2 with a maximum mass exceeding 7.5 tonnes and N3 (with the exception of chassis-cabs, incomplete vehicles and tractors for semi-trailers)

Trailers - O3 and O4

However, where the shape structure, design or operational requirements make it impossible to install the mandatory contour marking, a line marking may be installed.

The retroreflective marking tapes must be approved according to ECE 104 Class "C".

Where to apply the Tapes

Side Markings

Minimum 80% of the length of the vehicle (excl. the length of the cabin must be marked.

In special cases this can go down to 60% for difficult applications or 40% for especially difficult applications.

The lower line of the marking tape must be placed minimum 250mm from the ground, and in a height of maximum 1500mm. This can in special cases be extended to 2500mm.

The length of the upper corner markings must be minimum 250mm. Upper corner markings should be applied as high as practical, but within 400mm of the upper extremity of the vehicle.

In cases where a top corner marking is not possible due to the construction of the vehicle, a line marking on its own is allowed.

Rear Marking

A full contour marking is required to the rear, unless this is impossible due to vehicle construction.

Maximum height requirements for the lower horizontal line are the same as indicated for the markings to the side (see above).

What colours should be used

Yellow: Can be used to the SIDE and/or REAR

Red: Can be used to the REAR

Silver: Can be used to the SIDE

Yellow REFLEXITE ECE104+ Reflective Tape / Conspicuity Tape, Conspicuity Tape

Reflexite is the leading manufacturer of ECE 104 approved marking tapes. Reflexite® brand reflective tapes are known for being not only safe and visible from up to 1000 meters away, but also tough and durable as well as easy to apply. The Reflexite VC 104+ range includes a complete product line for application onto rigid bodies, onto circular tanker shapes, as well as onto vans and curtain sides.

  • Outstanding long distance nighttime visibility
  • Easy to handle and apply
  • No edge sealing required
  • Easy to cut
  • No risk of cracking
  • Resistant to power washing
  • Highly resistant to most industrial cleaning processes
  • 10 year warranty for Rigid Grade
  • 3 year warranty for Curtain Grade
  • Single layer prismatic construction with adhesive backing
  • Approved to ECE 104 Class "C"
  • Standard size: 50mm
  • 50mt Roll
Yellow Reflexite ECE104+ Segmented Curtain Grade Reflective Tape / Conspicuity Tape, Conspicuity Tape

Reflexite is the leading manufacturer of ECE 104 approved marking tapes. Reflexite® brand reflective tapes are known for being not only safe and visible from up to 1000 meters away, but also tough and durable as well as easy to apply. The Reflexite VC 104+ range includes a complete product line for application onto rigid bodies, onto circular tanker shapes, as well as onto vans and curtain sides.

  • Outstanding long distance nighttime visibility
  • Easy to handle and apply
  • No edge sealing required
  • Easy to cut
  • No risk of cracking
  • Resistant to power washing
  • Highly resistant to most industrial cleaning processes
  • 10 year warranty for Rigid Grade
  • 3 year warranty for Curtain Grade
  • Single layer prismatic construction with adhesive backing
  • Approved to ECE 104 Class "C"
  • Standard size: 50mm
  • 50mt Roll
Red REFLEXITE ECE104+ Reflective Tape / Conspicuity Tape, Conspicuity Tape

Reflexite is the leading manufacturer of ECE 104 approved marking tapes. Reflexite® brand reflective tapes are known for being not only safe and visible from up to 1000 meters away, but also tough and durable as well as easy to apply. The Reflexite VC 104+ range includes a complete product line for application onto rigid bodies, onto circular tanker shapes, as well as onto vans and curtain sides.

  • Outstanding long distance nighttime visibility
  • Easy to handle and apply
  • No edge sealing required
  • Easy to cut
  • No risk of cracking
  • Resistant to power washing
  • Highly resistant to most industrial cleaning processes
  • 10 year warranty for Rigid Grade
  • 3 year warranty for Curtain Grade
  • Single layer prismatic construction with adhesive backing
  • Approved to ECE 104 Class "C"
  • Standard size: 50mm
  • 50mt Roll
Red Reflexite ECE104+ Segmented Curtain Grade Reflective Tape / Conspicuity Tape, Conspicuity Tape

Reflexite is the leading manufacturer of ECE 104 approved marking tapes. Reflexite® brand reflective tapes are known for being not only safe and visible from up to 1000 meters away, but also tough and durable as well as easy to apply. The Reflexite VC 104+ range includes a complete product line for application onto rigid bodies, onto circular tanker shapes, as well as onto vans and curtain sides.

  • Outstanding long distance nighttime visibility
  • Easy to handle and apply
  • No edge sealing required
  • Easy to cut
  • No risk of cracking
  • Resistant to power washing
  • Highly resistant to most industrial cleaning processes
  • 10 year warranty for Rigid Grade
  • 3 year warranty for Curtain Grade
  • Single layer prismatic construction with adhesive backing
  • Approved to ECE 104 Class "C"
  • Standard size: 50mm
  • 50mt Roll
White REFLEXITE ECE104+ Reflective Tape / Conspicuity Tape, Conspicuity Tape

Reflexite is the leading manufacturer of ECE 104 approved marking tapes. Reflexite® brand reflective tapes are known for being not only safe and visible from up to 1000 meters away, but also tough and durable as well as easy to apply. The Reflexite VC 104+ range includes a complete product line for application onto rigid bodies, onto circular tanker shapes, as well as onto vans and curtain sides.

  • Outstanding long distance nighttime visibility
  • Easy to handle and apply
  • No edge sealing required
  • Easy to cut
  • No risk of cracking
  • Resistant to power washing
  • Highly resistant to most industrial cleaning processes
  • 10 year warranty for Rigid Grade
  • 3 year warranty for Curtain Grade
  • Single layer prismatic construction with adhesive backing
  • Approved to ECE 104 Class "C"
  • Standard size: 50mm
  • 50mt Roll
White Reflexite ECE104+ Segmented Curtain Grade Reflective Tape / Conspicuity Tape, Conspicuity Tape

Reflexite is the leading manufacturer of ECE 104 approved marking tapes. Reflexite® brand reflective tapes are known for being not only safe and visible from up to 1000 meters away, but also tough and durable as well as easy to apply. The Reflexite VC 104+ range includes a complete product line for application onto rigid bodies, onto circular tanker shapes, as well as onto vans and curtain sides.

  • Outstanding long distance nighttime visibility
  • Easy to handle and apply
  • No edge sealing required
  • Easy to cut
  • No risk of cracking
  • Resistant to power washing
  • Highly resistant to most industrial cleaning processes
  • 10 year warranty for Rigid Grade
  • 3 year warranty for Curtain Grade
  • Single layer prismatic construction with adhesive backing
  • Approved to ECE 104 Class "C"
  • Standard size: 50mm
  • 50mt Roll