Nighttime comparison shots between the Tri-Color Triangle ™ and others
The following shot shows the Tri-Color Triangle ™ under indoor flash photography conditions, illustrating the increased area of reflectivity of it compared with a conventional SMV emblem with engineering grade reflective strips (at right), a non-conforming triangle in the middle bottom and a test mule triangle at the top (with 2 white plastic conspicuity strips over 2 of the red stripes). The T-C T’s center section is reflecting orange at night in addition to the standard red section, solving a long-standing problem of SMV emblems not appearing the same at night as they do by day. Of course, the additional lime-green stripes on the outside of the red stripes also reflect, appearing the same at night as they do by day. The total increase in visual mass and the fact that this whole mass is reflective exponentially increases the margin of safety for slow-going equipment and approaching motorists at night, especially if there is a failure in vehicle lighting at the rear… a situation that may not be apparent to vehicle operators at the time.