We have a great selection of road reflectors available, made from both plastic and ceramic. We also carry your choice of butyl pads, epoxy, or bituminous adhesive for a quick installation.
Road reflectors, also called raised pavement markers, street reflectors, road markers, road studs, or pavement reflectors, are used for traffic control and safety. Specs on road reflectors are available, please call for assistance. Scroll down for more information about our selection of road reflectors. All of our road markers are very easy to install, and we also carry the traffic marking supplies such as reflector adhesive to help you with your project.
Road reflectors are used to control traffic and encourage safe driving conditions. Road reflectors are made from ceramic or plastic. Road reflectors are also known as traffic delineators, raised pavement markers, road markers, catís eyes, road studs, and Bottsí dots. Some types of road reflectors have a reflective lens that reflects the light from vehicle headlights.
Road reflectors are used for a variety of purposeds, and are especially important for making traffic lanes visible to drivers at night. The usage depends on the color, and colors have different meanings depending on the country.
Color Meanings for Road Reflectors in North America
* Yellow/Amber: Used to mark the double lane in the center of roads with two way direction traffic. Also used to mark the left edge on one way streets.
* White: Marks the right edge of the street or general lane divisions.
* Blue: Marks fire hydrants.
* Red: Used for restrictive markings such as "do not enter".
Road reflectors can be installed by different methods depending on the level of traffic and type of climate. For areas with low to medium volume traffic, the easiest way to install road reflectors is with a self adhesive butyl pad. For areas with more traffic or for a more permanent application, epoxy or bituminous adhesive is a better way to adhere the road reflector to the asphalt. For regions with significant snowfall, there are road reflectors that are specially designed to be used on roads frequented by snowplows.
Other Uses for Road Reflectors
Road reflectors can be installed in specific patterns to create various traffic control solutions. When ceramic road reflectors are placed close together in rows, spanning the width of a road, they can form a traffic calming rumble strip. When assembled in the shape of a diamond, road reflectors can be used to designate a HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lane. Pedestrian crossing zones are also sometimes created with road reflectors.
Q: Can I purchase fewer than 50 reflectors? Are reflectors only sold in case quantity?
A: If you would like to purchase fewer than a case quantity, then we have one reflector which we sell individually.
Q: Will the road reflectors withstand standard road/highway traffic?
A: The road reflectors are made for standard highway/road use and are approved by the Department of Transportation in several states.
Q: What is the difference between the butyl pads and epoxy? Do you recommend the epoxy over the butyl pads? Is the epoxy stronger than the butyl pad? Will the epoxy last longer than the butyl pads?
A: Both products are recommended equally depending on personal preference. They are equally durable. Most people find the butyl pads are easier to work with because they donít have to worry about the epoxy setting. We have posted videos of all three installation methods on our website, which may be helpful as you decide which one to use.