Solid glass road studs work by retro reflection. The incoming light is bounced back by a retro reflector in the exact same direction from which it came, for 360 degrees. This is important in traffic, as the reflector reflects the light of vehicles from every angle back to the road users, which guides or alarms them in various traffic situations.
LUX Solid Glass road studs are made of hardened safety glass. The road studs can withstand a pressure of up to 80 tons. In addition, the bottom of the reflector is covered with a coating, providing the reflective effect.
LUX Solid Glass road studs are optionally installed by Van Wylick. This way, we can ensure their correct installation and, if necessary, provide advice on suitable application. Solid glass road studs are not installed on top of, but within, the road surface. This method makes them indestructible and they can be driven over continuously. They can be installed in asphalt, concrete elements and other types of foundations.
Quality and safety requirements
LUX Solid Glass road studs meet European standards NEN-EN 1463-1 and 2 and comes with a CE marking certificate.
With correct installation and normal use, our solid glass road studs last longer than asphalt itself. This also indicates that solid glass road studs have a much longer lifespan than synthetic or aluminium road studs. Each road stud has a sustainable coating that covers the bottom of the reflector, so reflection is retained and will not decrease. In addition, solid glass road studs are maintenance-free and self-cleaning.
Our LUX Solid Glass road studs are available in several colours, made of glass that is coloured through-and-through.
For applications in the infrastructure sector, the transparent/white variant is most often specified and used.
For architectural applications, often a colour is chosen. The available colours are red, green, yellow, amber and blue.
Van Wylick provides an extensive warranty on the product, its reflectivity and installation.
Solid glass road studs are suitable for urban as well as rural areas. They are widely used within the infrastructure sector, yet they are also highly suitable for architectural or decorative applications. Obviously, both purposes can also be achieved in one application.
Solid glass road studs are installed within the road surface for guidance, warning and traffic control. They are not only clearly visible in twilight and darkness, but they also ensure better visibility for the road user during the day. Especially with backlight from the sun and/or in heavy rain, solid glass road studs are more visible than road markings, and this increases traffic safety significantly.
Examples of applications are turbo roundabouts, dangerous curves, driveways or highways, public squares and parking lots. See the images below for an overview of other applications.