Type 7 – Highway Traffic Signs, Construction Zone Devices, and Traffic Delineators (Discontinued – replaced by Type 8 & 11 sheeting for signs and Type 5 sheeting for zone devices and delineators)
Type 7 Reflective Sheeting – An ultra high intensity prismatic retro-reflective sheeting having the best retro-reflectivity characteristics at LONG and medium road distances. (brightest highway sign film, along with Type 8) as per the reflectivity values of Table 1 at 0.1° and 0.2° observation angles) This sheeting is normally an air backed unmetallized micro-prismatic material. Common applications for this sheeting are (or were) permanent traffic/highway signage, construction zone devices, and traffic delineators. Type 8, Type 11 and Type 5 films now fill these applications. Type 5 is thinner, more rugged, and brighter.
Photometrics for Type 7 Sheeting (minimum coefficient of reflection in candelas)
Observation Angle : positive .2 degrees / Entrance Angle : negative .4 degrees
White – 750
Yellow – 560
Orange – 280
Green – 75
Red – 150
Blue – 34
Fluorescent Lime – 600
Fluorescent Orange – 230
Steven Cole (Economics, MBA – University of West Florida , Business & Innovation – Stanford University) 25 years of experience in the reflective safety business. Specializing in vehicle accident and rear end collision reduction through increased visibility.