Photo-luminescent film ID patch for Military and Police


Photo-luminescent film is also becoming a viable alternative for ID patches used by the Military and Police In addition to IR and Thermal films. 

Photo-luminescent film has  a “glow in the dark”  luminescent glow to help soldiers and police ID one another. The materials in the film absorb light in the visible and ultraviolet wavelengths and release the light in a blue-green glow. In another words the film is charged when exposed to sunlight or white light (flashlight) and will appear as a blue-green glow when it is in the dark. A fully charged patch will glow for up to 8 hours after which can only be seen with a Night Vision device until it is charged again. 

There are 3 reasons to consider using Photo-luminescent film in your ID patches.

Photo-luminescent film

You Have Non-Covert Operations

Your Advanced Equiment is Limited

You Need Naked Eye Visibility

Non-Covert Operations

Working in the dark is not always about staying hidden from the enemy. Hence a Photo-luminescent ID can be the right solution for keeping your job running smoothly and safely without injuries,

Advanced Equipment Limited

No Advanced Equipment? No problem!                 There is no need to have a Night Vision or Thermal camera for your unit to quickly ID each other in the dark. 

Easy to See with the Naked Eye

One of the great functions of photo-luminescent film is the ease of seeing it with the naked eye. In a Search and Rescue operation, the victim can identify her rescuers and be confident she is safe. Traffic patrol and traffic stops at night are also safer.  The officer can be easily seen by passing motorists increasing the safety of the officer and the motorists. 

SAR Photo-luminescent glow
Police Photo-luminescent glow

Custom designs are available

Finally, Photo-luminescent ID patches are available in custom designs.  
Our friends who work with the Seabees asked for this custom Photo-luminescent patch. Even though the details were challenging our laser cut did a great job of replicating the Seabee logo.

 Happy 75th Anniversary Seabees!

seabees blue green glow

These photo-luminescent films are certified to the following standards:

  • DIN 67510
  • ASTM 2072
  • ISO 15370
  • IMO RES A. 752 (18)
  • APTA
    • APTA SS-PS-004-99 REV 2 X
    • APTA SS-PS-002-98 REV 3
  • JIS Z9100
  • IBC