Our High Intensity Grade Type 3 Prestriped Barricade Tape is an economical and effective way to mark the end of a road, dead ends, hazardous areas and even the back, front and sides of vehicles. It is a type 3 glass bead tape and is approximately 3 times brighter than our engineer grade tape. This allows the tape to be seen from farther way. In areas where cars approach the tape faster or where there is some competitive lighting the high intensity tape would be seen before an engineer grade would be. Like all of our reflective tapes this tape is retro reflective meaning it concentrates light and returns it back to the source which in most cases are a cars headlights.
This tape is available in a left slant (L6) or a right slant (R6). In general, the slant directs traffic either to the left or right.
We have a separate article that goes over the MUTCD regulations governing barricade tape. The article also shows you when to use a left slant and when to use a right slant. Click here to view our article on barricade tape regulations.
The image below shows each.
As you can see, the slant of the stripes starts at the bottom and goes either right or left. Also, the barricade tapes are available in either a white/orange or a white/red. The 6 in the designation L6 or R6 means that the stripes are 6″ wide when measured on the diagonal. The stripes are placed at a 45 degree angle.
Because of its extra bright reflectivity and unique attention getting look, high intensity barricade tape is used in a variety of other applications. Items like construction equipment, cranes, concrete barriers, loading docks, earth moving equipment and more are often marked with this tape.
Steven Cole (Economics, MBA) 22 years experience in the reflective safety business. Owner of Reflective Inc.