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Scotchlite 680 is an amazing material that looks pitch black until light is shined on it’s surface. When illuminated this retroeflective vinyl...

Dan Gould
Dan Gould on December 18, 2008.

Scotchlite 680 is an amazing material that looks pitch black until light is shined on it’s surface. When illuminated this retroeflective vinyl completely changes color to a brilliant white. Mike Mandilberg, seeing the obvious safety application, decided to cover his bicycle in the vinyl, with truly spectacular results. A very cool repurposing of this signage material. Check out the video below.


Bright Bike from Michael Mandiberg on Vimeo

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