Reflective Umbrella: A Product for Your Safety

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In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on safety, both in terms of personal safety and public safety. One product that can help increase your safety is the reflective umbrella. These umbrellas are designed to reflect light, making you more visible in low-light or dark conditions. This makes them ideal for use when walking or cycling at night or in shady areas during the day. Additionally, these umbrellas can also provide some protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. If you are looking for a way to improve your safety while outdoors, consider investing in a reflective umbrella.

YGM offers cost-efficient and high-quality reflective umbrella manufacturing services to its customers around the globe. In this blog post, we will discuss several factors related to the reflective umbrella and the material used in it.

Reflective Umbrella - An Overview

A reflective umbrella is an umbrella manufactured by the soft reflective fabric, typically A102 or A102-2R models. The micro-glass beads used in the reflective fabric helps to reflect light, making the person carrying the umbrella more visible in low-light or dark conditions. The reflective fabric is applied to the outside of the umbrella, and the surface of the fabric should be added waterproof and anti-water pressure treatment. YGM uses soft reflective fabric (micro-glass beads with polyester backing) in manufacturing reflective clothing and umbrellas. A broad range of reflective umbrellas are available in the market and you can also order your custom-designed umbrella from us.

Difference between A102 and A102-2R reflective fabric

There are two main types of reflective fabrics used in the manufacturing of umbrellas – A102 and A102-2R. Both these fabrics are soft and flexible, making them ideal for umbrella production. However, there are some important differences between the two fabrics that you should be aware of:

The A102 fabric has a reflectivity of >380CPL and can withstand 25 washing cycles at 60 degree celsius. The A102-2R fabric has a reflectivity of >200CPL and is softer than the A102 fabric. A102-2R fabric can undergo 25 washing cycles at 40 degree celsius.

The reflectivity of the two fabrics is different, the reflectivity of A102 fabric is higher than that of A102-2R fabric.But the A102-2R fabric is softer than the A102 fabric, making it more comfortable to use. The A102-2R fabric can also be washed at a lower temperature (40 degree celsius) than the A102 fabric (60 degree celsius).

If you are looking for a reflective umbrella with high reflectivity and durability, the A102 fabric is a good choice. However, if you are looking for an umbrella with reflective fabric that is soft and flexible, the A102-R fabric is a better option.

At YGM, we offer both the A102 and A102-2R reflective fabric options to our customers. We can also custom-design these umbrellas according to your specific requirements. If you would like to learn more about our reflective umbrella manufacturing services, please contact us today.

Remarkable features of Reflective Umbrella

There are several remarkable features of reflective umbrellas that you should be aware of:

  • Reflectivity

As mentioned earlier, the reflectivity of a reflective umbrella can be increased to 330cd/lx/m² as per customer choice. This makes the person carrying the umbrella more visible in dark areas. The regular reflectivity of a reflective umbrella is 250-290cd/lx/m², making it significantly brighter than a regular umbrella.

  • Waterproofing

Most reflective umbrellas have a waterproof rating of level 4, meaning they can withstand light rain and drizzle. However, the waterproofing rating of the umbrella depends on the quality of the fabric used and the ambient conditions. YGM uses high-quality reflective fabric in the manufacturing of its reflective umbrellas, ensuring a high level of waterproofing (level 4).

  • Wind resistance

The quality of the umbrella ribs plays an important role in determining the wind resistance of an umbrella. Poor-quality umbrella ribs can easily break in strong winds, rendering the umbrella useless. At YGM, we use high-quality umbrella ribs in the manufacturing of our reflective umbrellas, ensuring that they are resistant to strong winds.

  • UV protection

Not all reflective umbrellas offer UV protection, but they can be added upon request. UV radiation can cause skin damage and eye problems over time, so it is important to choose an umbrella that offers UV protection if you will be exposed to UV radiation.

These are just some of the remarkable features of umbrellas with reflective fabric that clients should consider while placing their orders.

The Benefits of a Reflective Umbrella

There are several benefits to using a reflective umbrella. Some of these benefits include:

  • Increased safety:One of the most important benefits of using reflective materials is that it increases the safety of the persons. By wearing or holding reflective gear, pedestrians and bicyclists are more visible to drivers, which can help prevent accidents.
  • Protection from the sun:If you add UV protection, umbrellascan also help protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
  • Cost-effective:Reflective umbrellas are generally less expensive than traditional umbrellas with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.

The Different Types of Reflective Umbrellas

There are many different types of reflective umbrellas on the market today. Some are designed to be more visible at night, while others are more visible in the daytime. Here are three common types of light reflecting umbrellas: total reflective, sheet reflective, and umbrella with reflective piping.

  • Total Reflective Umbrella:

A total reflective umbrella is manufactured by a reflective material, micro-glass beads with polyester backing, placed on the outside of the umbrella. This type of umbrella offers the highest level of reflectivity and is the most visible in the darkness of dim-light conditions.

  • Sheet Reflective Umbrella:

A sheet reflective umbrella also has reflective material on the outside of the umbrella surface. This type of umbrella is less visible than a total reflective umbrella but is still more visible than a traditional umbrella.

  • Umbrella with Reflective Piping:

An umbrella with reflective piping has a strip of reflective material running along the edge of the umbrella fabric. This type of umbrella is less visible than a total reflective or sheet reflective umbrella and is mainly used for decoration purposes.

Choosing the right fabric for Reflective umbrella

As we know, not all light reflecting umbrellas are created equal. When it comes to choosing the right fabric for your reflective umbrella, it is important to consider both its water resistance and how easily it can be folded. Regular reflective polyester fabric is recommended for making long-handled umbrellas, as it is both waterproof and resistant to water pressure. For folding umbrellas, however, softer and semi-soft reflective polyester fabrics are a better choice, as they are more flexible and will not be damaged by folding. The type of fabric you choose will determine the lifespan of your umbrella, as well as how visible it is in different lighting conditions. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right fabric for your reflective umbrella:

  1. Consider the purpose of the umbrella: First and foremost, you need to consider the purpose of the umbrella. Are you looking for an umbrella that is more visible at night or in low-light conditions? Or are you looking for an umbrella that is more visible during the daytime? Depending on your needs, you will need to choose a fabric that is more or less reflective.
  2. Consider the weight of the fabric:The weight of the fabric will also determine the lifespan of your umbrella. Heavier fabrics are more durable and will last longer, but they can be more difficult to carry around. If you are looking for an umbrella that is easy to carry, you might want to consider a lighter-weight fabric.
  3. Consider the price:Last but not least, you need to consider the price of the fabric. Reflective umbrellas can be made from a variety of different fabrics, so you need to choose one that fits your budget. Talk to your manufacturer about the different types of fabrics and their prices before making your final decision.

By following these tips, you can choose the right fabric for your reflective umbrella and enjoy all the benefits that come with it.

Visibility Vs. Multiple Rains

After multiple rains, the water will inevitably lead to a decrease in the reflectivity of the reflective fabric. This is because the reflective fabric belongs to the Exposed Reflective Material, and the micro-glass beads are semi-exposed to the outside, the water will cause the beads to lose their reflective properties. However, if you take proper care of your umbrella, you can minimize the amount of reflectivity loss.

In order to keep your reflective umbrella in good condition, it is important to dry it off as soon as possible after it rains. This will help to prevent the fabric from becoming saturated with water and losing its reflectivity. Additionally, you should avoid leaving your umbrella in direct sunlight, as this can also cause the fabric to fade and lose its reflectivity.

So, if you do get caught in the rain while using your light reflecting umbrella, don’t worry! Just make sure to dry it off and store it in a safe place, and it will be good as new in no time. And remember, always use caution when walking or cycling in low-light or bad climatic conditions.

Reflective Umbrella Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing process of a reflective umbrella consists of the following steps:

  1. The first step in the manufacturing process of the reflective umbrella is the selection of high-quality materials. In order to create a durable and long-lasting product, it is important to choose a fabric that is both waterproof and resistant to water pressure. Polyester is a popular choice for this type of umbrella, as it meets both of these requirements.
  2. Once the fabric has been selected, the next step is to add waterproof and anti-water pressure treatment to the surface. This is done by applying a layer of transparent waterproof glue to the fabric. This will help to protect the fabric from water damage and increase its lifespan.
  3. After the glue has been applied, the fabric is then cut into the desired shape and size. This is done using a special cutting machine that is designed for this purpose. Once the fabric has been cut, it is then sewn together using a high-quality sewing machine.
  4. The last step in the manufacturing process is to check the umbrella for quality and defects. This is done by performing a series of tests on the finished product. Once the umbrella has passed all of these tests, it is then shipped out to customers.

By following these steps, you can be sure that your reflective umbrella is of the highest quality and will provide you with years of use. Reflective umbrellas are available in different sizes and shapes. Customers can also place their custom orders at YGM. The reflective umbrellas are perfect for rainy days as they keep you safe and dry. They are also perfect for walking or running at night as they help you stay visible to others.

How micro-glass reflective beads used in Reflective Umbrella are manufactured?

Micro-glass reflective beads are small glass beads that are used in a variety of products to provide reflectivity. The manufacturing process for these beads starts with the creation of tiny glass spheres. Once the glass spheres have been created, they are coated with a material that will make them reflective. The coating is usually made of metal, such as aluminum. The spheres are then heated until the metal coating liquefies and is absorbed by the glass. This process makes the beads incredibly reflective and helps them to shine in the light. Without the reflective coating, the glass spheres would simply look like small pieces of clear glass.

The micro-glass reflective beads are used in a variety of products, such as reflective fabric, safety vests, and reflective heat transfer vinyl. They are also used in products that need to be visible in low-light conditions, such as road signs. The beads are usually glued into the fabric of the product, or they may be placed in a clear resin that is then applied to the surface.

Quality Check Steps of a Light Reflecting Umbrella

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, it is important to be visible when walking or running at night. Wearing reflective clothing is one way to increase your visibility, but carrying a reflective umbrella is an even better way. Light reflecting umbrellas are made with a fabric that reflects light, making you more visible to drivers and other pedestrians. But how can you tell if a reflective umbrella is of good quality? Here are the quality inspection standards:

  1. Check the gram weight:The first thing wedo is to check the gram weight of the fabric. The inspection standard is 155±10g for an ideal fabric.
  2. Check the surface: The outer surface of the fabric should be smooth and clean, with no scratches, bubbles, uneven color, or other defects.
  3. Check the reflectivity: The reflectivity of the fabric should be 250-290 cd/lx/m² but it can also be adjusted to 330 cd/lx/m² upon customer’s request. We willtest this by using an inverse reflection coefficient measuring instrument.
  4. Check the waterproof level: The fabric should meet the level 4 standard for waterproofing as per the American AATCC standard.

5. Check the waterproof level:According to the American AATCC standard, in the condition of 350mm mercury column, there should be no more than 3 water droplets on the surface of the fabric. This can be checked by the hydraulic tester.

By following these quality checks, we can ensure that we provide our customers with a quality reflective umbrella that provides safety and visibility for our customers when walking or running at night.

Applications of reflective umbrella

There are many different applications for a reflective umbrella. Some of the most popular applications include:

1. Pedestrian Use

A reflective umbrella is an excellent choice for pedestrians who want to increase their visibility while walking at night. The bright colors and reflective fabric will make you stand out in low-light conditions, and the strong frame and construction will keep you safe in windy weather conditions.

2. Cyclist Use

Cyclists who want to increase their safety while cycling at night in the rain can also benefit from using a reflective umbrella. The bright colors and reflective fabric will make you visible to drivers and pedestrians, even in low-light or bad weather conditions. And the sturdy construction will help keep you safe in windy weather conditions.

3. Photography Use

Light reflecting umbrellas can also be used for photography purposes. The bright colors and reflective fabric will add a unique look to your photos, and the strong frame and construction will help keep your umbrella in place while you are taking pictures. So, if you are looking for a way to add some flair to your photos, a reflective umbrella is the perfect solution.

So, as you can see, there are many different applications for a reflective umbrella. Whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist, or photographer, this product is your everyday need. 

Precautions – Important Things to Avoid

It is important to take some precautions when using a reflective umbrella. Here are three tips to keep in mind when using your reflective umbrella:

  1. Dry it after rain:You should dry it off as soon as possible after it rains because the water may cause damage to the reflectivity of the fabric and also avoid leaving it in direct sunlight.
  2. Be aware of your surroundings:When you are using your reflective umbrella, it is important to be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to the traffic and other pedestrians around you. And be sure to keep your umbrella closed when you are not using it so that it does not become a hazard to others.
  3. Use in low-light conditions:Reflective umbrellas are designed to be used in low-light conditions. So, if you are using your umbrella in a well-lit area, it is important to be aware of the glare that can be caused by the reflective fabric.

So, the one carrying a reflective umbrella should follow these safety instructions to avoid any inconvenience.

Importance of Reflective material in our daily life

There are many reasons why reflective material is important in our daily lives. Here are seven of the most important reasons:

  1. Increased safety and visibility: One of the main reasons why reflective material is important is because it increases safety and visibility. It helps drivers and other pedestrians see you better when it is dark or foggy outside, which can help prevent accidents.
  2. Increased visibility for cyclists:Cyclists are also benefited by wearing reflective clothing or carrying a reflective object like a reflective umbrella. It helps motorists see them better when they are riding in the dark, which can help prevent accidents from happening.
  3. Safety for children: Children are especially vulnerable when walking or playing near roads, so it is important for them to be visible to motorists. Wearing reflective clothing or carrying a reflective object can help keep them safe when walking or playing near roads.
  4. Safety for the elderly: The elderly are also vulnerable when walking, and they can benefit from wearing reflective clothing or carrying a reflective object. It can help motorists see them better in low-light conditions, which can help prevent accidents from happening.
  5. Increased visibility in bad weather conditions:In addition to increased safety and visibility, reflective material also helps improve your visibility in bad weather conditions such as rain, snow, and fog. This is because it reflects more light than regular fabric does.
  6. Increased visibility at night:One of the best times to use reflective material is at night, when it is darker outside. This is because reflective material reflects more light than regular fabric does, making you more visible to drivers and pedestrians.
  7. Convenient and lightweight:Another great thing about reflective material is that it is both convenient and lightweight. It is easy to carry with you wherever you go, and it takes up very little space in your bag or on your person.

So, as you can see, there are many reasons why reflective material is important in our daily lives. Whether you are a cyclist, a pedestrian, or a worker, it is important to use reflective material to increase your safety and visibility. And remember, when it comes to choosing a reflective umbrella, make sure to check the quality of the fabric first!

Reflective Umbrella - A life-saving product

Every time we go out for a walk, run or ride during the night, we are at risk of being in an accident. According to statistics, the average number of accidents that happen to pedestrians due to low visibility is quite high – about 3700 per day. And this is just pedestrian accidents! The risk for cyclists and drivers is even higher.

But what can we do to reduce the chances of being in an accident? One solution is to use a reflective umbrella. A quality light reflecting umbrella will have all of the necessary safety features, such as a strong frame, sturdy construction, and reflective fabric. By using a reflective umbrella, you can be sure that you are visible to drivers and pedestrians, even in low-light or bad weather conditions.

So, if you are looking for a way to increase your safety and visibility while walking, running, or cycling at night on the rainy days, an umbrella with reflecting ability is the perfect solution. It is easy to use, lightweight, and compact, and it can be carried with you wherever you go. Plus, it is a life-saving product that can help prevent accidents. So, what are you waiting for? Order your reflective umbrella today from YGM and save your loved ones.

Combining Safety with Fashion

As we all know, fashion and safety are two important aspects of our lives. And while they may seem like they are mutually exclusive, there are actually ways to combine safety with fashion. One way to do this is to choose reflective clothing or accessories.

Reflective clothing is a type of clothing that is made with reflective fabric. And while reflective clothing has been around for a while, it is becoming more and more popular as a safety precaution for road workers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Another great way to combine fashion with safety is by using a reflective umbrella. The beautiful appearance or glow of the micro-glass beads and the reflective piping at night enhances the beauty of the product and the user without compromising on safety.

Things to consider while choosing a reflective umbrella supplier from China:

We just gathered some important points that should be taken into consideration while choosing a reliable reflective umbrella supplier of the manufacturer from China. The considerations are as below:

1. Professional team:

When looking for a reflective umbrella supplier from China, it is important to find a company that has a professional team. The team should be able to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about the products. They should also be able to provide you with a list of satisfied customers.

2. Customer service:

Another important thing to consider when looking for a reflective umbrella supplier from China is customer service. The company should be able to offer you a toll-free number or live chat so you can get in touch with them if you have any problems. They should also be able to answer any questions you may have about the products.

3. Certifications:

Certifications play a vital role in representing the company’s image. It is important to find a company that is certified. This means that the company has met the standards set by the China Reflective Fabric Association. The company should also have a valid license to operate in China.

4. R&D:

It is also important to find a reflective umbrella manufacturer from China that has a research and development department. This department should be able to develop new products and improve upon existing products. They should also be able to test the products to ensure they meet the highest safety standards.

5. Quality control:

The quality control system of a company represents its product quality. The company you are looking for should have a quality control department. This department should be able to inspect the products to ensure they meet the highest quality standards.

6. Cost:

It is also important to consider the cost of the products when looking for a reflective umbrella supplier. The company should be able to offer you a competitive price without compromising on quality.

7. Delivery and shipping options:

Another important thing to consider is delivery and shipping options. The company should be able to offer you a variety of shipping options so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. They should also be able to offer a fast turnaround time so you can receive your products quickly. 

Cost of a Reflective Umbrella

The cost of a reflective umbrella may vary depending on the design, frame and fabric quality, and quantity of the order.

When choosing a light reflecting umbrella supplier, it is important to consider the quality of the products as well as the cost. The company should be able to offer a competitive price without compromising on quality. They should also be able to offer a variety of shipping options so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. Additionally, the company should have a fast turnaround time so you can receive your products quickly.

YGM Reflective - A renowned reflective umbrella manufacturer in China

YGM is a leading manufacturer of reflective products such as reflective umbrellas in China. We have been in business for over 16 years, and we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services possible.

Our products are made with the latest technology and the highest quality materials, and our team of experts is always on hand to ensure that our products meet the highest safety standards. We also offer custom-made reflective umbrellas to our customers, so you can be sure that you are getting a product that is perfect for your needs.

So, if you are looking for a safe and stylish way to increase your visibility, be sure to check out our selection of reflective umbrellas. And remember, when it comes to safety, there is no such thing as being too careful. Thanks

Conclusion

With the holiday season coming up, it is important to be safe and visible while out enjoying the festivities. A reflective umbrella from YGM Reflective can help make you more visible to drivers in dim-light conditions and keep you safe while walking around at night. Our light reflecting umbrellas come in a variety of styles and designs, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. Contact our sales team now and get a quick quote on your very own reflective umbrella today!

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