Best Uses for Glow Tape

Best Uses for Glow Tape - Slips Away

Glow tape, also known as glow in the dark tape, has a number of surprising uses you may not have thought of.

There are a variety of slip-and-fall injury prevention items offered by Slips Away, including glow tape, that may be used in low-light or power-outage situations to highlight potentially hazardous spots and obstacles including window ledges, stairs, and slick floors.

Slips Away glow tapes can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, including wood, marble, concrete, and metal, thanks to their special adhesive.

Here are more ways to use this versatile glow in the dark tape:

Marking Your Path

No one likes stumbling around in pitch-black darkness, but there’s an easy way to avoid it: all you need is a glow tape.

This handy product provides high-visibility reflective material and is highly customizable. It can be attached to almost anything, from wooden and metal surfaces to tents and even bags.

Glow tape makes a great tool for marking a trail in dark or overgrown areas. If you’re walking, running, or hiking at night, glow tape can help ensure you don’t lose your way.

However, you don’t have to limit yourself to using it on land. Glow tape is also handy if you need a bright marker on your boat or kayak.

When tied up with a fishing line and placed at a strategic point around your boat’s perimeter, glow tape is easy to spot in dark water and will help keep intruders away from your vessel.

Safety in the Workplace

Glow tape is a relatively new product on store shelves, but it’s quickly become a staple among police officers and other law enforcement officials.

The tapes glow in the dark, meaning they can help those tasked with security during power outages or natural disasters. You can use glow tape for different types of projects around your home or place of business.

Line railings and entrances with the tape to create a well-lit route to the escape. The photoluminescent elements in the tape are responsible for the tape’s light. Over the course of eight hours, the glow tape may produce a very noticeable light.

Decorating with Glow Tape

Lightweight and easy to apply, glow tape can be used in a variety of ways: adorn tables, trunks, headboards and more.

Its 3M double-sided adhesive ensures it’ll stay put once you’ve applied it. Be sure to check out our wide variety of vibrant colours, too!

Whatever room or place you choose, your glow tape will instantly add an otherworldly touch with its neon glow that comes alive when exposed to black light.

Emergency Preparedness

If you’re going to be in a situation where you can’t see, glow tape is an essential addition. This tape emits a bright light that lasts for around 12 hours and can illuminate areas up to 16 feet in length.

This makes it an excellent option for use during power outages as well as any emergency situation that leaves you without visibility.

When used properly, glow tape is also an excellent way of marking pathways. Simply cut a strip two or three inches wide and place it down on your path of choice.

It will stand out brightly and help guide those who need direction home safely at night. The high-intensity LED lights featured on glow tape are also effective when used for security purposes.

Fun and Safety at Parties

Glow tape is great for ensuring a fun time at parties, no matter what they are.

Birthday party goers will be happy to find glow tape attached to their party favours, while other people will appreciate being able to see where they’re going when heading out after dark.

Whether you plan on using it as a bouncy house light or simply want an area in your yard that doesn’t feel so dark, glow tape is sure to serve you well.

With glow tape behind them, party-goers won’t need flashlights and can instead focus on having fun with friends or family members.

Staying Safe on Night-Time Adventures

Whether you’re hiking in a remote location, scaling up for a wall climb, or just hanging out on your neighbour’s roof, you can use glow tape for added visibility.

Line your shoes with glow tape and you won’t be able to lose them at night even if they fall off.

Even small strips of neon tape on key areas of your body—for example: around each wrist and ankle can go a long way towards keeping you safe. With extra visibility, it’s much easier for others to spot you before it’s too late.


Slips Away luminous tape solutions will help keep your workplace safe when the lights go out or in low light circumstances.

A wide range of applications is available for the tape: industrial facilities, warehouses, and emergency equipment. Glow tape may also be used to mark evacuation routes in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency situation.

Depending on your needs, Slips Away provides a variety of roll sizes for their glow tape. Glow-in-the-dark floor signs and bright glow-in-the-dark anti-slip tape rolls are some of our most popular items in this category of safety products.