Glow tape absorbs and stores energy from ambient light sources, including incandescent light and fluorescent lamps. It becomes easily visible in sudden darkness. Applying Glow Tape to floors, walls, stairways, handrails, doors, and support beams is an easy and inexpensive method of enhancing safety. Glow Tape is highly visible for first 30 minutes after exposure to ambient light has ceased, and will remain visible in a totally dark room to an adapted eye for up to 6 hours.
The photoluminescent characteristic of Glow Tape is the result of a non-radioactive chemical reaction . This photoluminescent agents are embedded onto a flexible vinyl film laminated with an adhesive backing.