European Safety Standards
WHAT IS CE-CERTIFICATION?
CE stands for Conformité Européenne, which is "European Conformity" in French. A product in one of the controlled products categories can not be sold legally in Europe unless it has passed the tests to receive the CE marking.
All the safety products we sell must be CE-certified. The requirements for pedestrian reflectors are stated in the EU personal safety directive. All C-Me reflectors are CE-certified according to the EN13356 standard.
NORTH AMERICA LACKS Non-Professional REFLECTOR STANDARDS
Currently in North America, there are NO certification requirements for non-professional reflector use. Any reflector that is only reflective on one side is NOT a safety reflector. Not all reflectors are created equally; we believe that non-professionals should have the same quality of reflective material as is mandated for use in professional safety gear!
TESTED AND CERTIFIED
All Pedestrian Reflectors are tested and certified according to the EN13356 standard. This means they must meet the following criteria:
• Have enough reflecting surface area which is a minimum of 15cm2
• Have a minimum reflectivity of 400 C.I.L
• In the case of dangling reflectors, be reflective on both sides
In addition to laboratory testing for reflectivity, the EN13356 standard states that certified safety reflectors must also be tested for the following:
• Abrasion resistance (brushing resistance)
• Washing and dry cleaning requirements (for applicable reflective type)
• Durability against heat
• Low temperature requirements (folding)
• Exposure to water (water penetration)
• Influence of rainfall
HIGH QUALITY PEDESTRIAN REFLECTORS
All of our reflectors are third-party tested and certified. While other brands of reflectors may look the same or similar, they are not all created equally and will not reflect the light in the same manner. Some would not pass the requirement for reflectivity, making them much more of a toy than a safety item!