About Pat Bay Reflective
Intent on preventing accidents and saving lives ...
Pat Bay International Inc. is pleased to announce a partnering with Re-Glo Products LLC to address a concern that has affected us all. Accidents at home, accidental death or injury of loved ones or our pets has made a mark on our lives and it is hoped that we can reduce accidents and improve quality of life through the offering of our reflective and glow in the dark products. Every year at least 20 million people are killed or injured due to falls at home. In 2008, there were 69,000 reported pedestrian injuries, nearly one every 8 minutes, and over 4,300 people lost their lives due to pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes.
The inventor of the product line is Mr. Chris Luginbuhl of Tolland, Connecticut. Mr. Luginbuhl has been active in the safety field for eight years and is very concerned with animal welfare. He is a member of Sea Turtle Preservation Society, tracks Sea Turtle populations around the world and has worked with National Geographic.
The President of Pat Bay International is Mr. Budd Stewart who lives on a hobby farm outside of Victoria, British Columbia. As a senior operations executive, Mr. Stewart became very familiar with the value of effective safety practices. Mr. Stewart volunteers for activities focusing on the senior community and has worked with Senior Living Magazine in a Human Resources consulting role. Jindo, Mr. Stewart's rescued dog wants to say a welcome "Woof" to all our visitors....
Both have a love of dogs and pets in general and wish you and yours a safe year ahead.
We are always looking for new innovative products, your testimonials, your pet pictures for this website and product ideas that will improve quality of life and the safety of those that share it with you. Write us at email@example.com, We look forward to hearing from you!
Pat Bay Community Work
Pat Bay International is committed to working with organizations to raise funds for pet rescue centers, senior support groups, education, athletics and safety awareness. Read more
About the Pat Bay Logo
Pat Bay is the abbreviated name for Patricia Bay which is located on the west coast and was named after Princess Patricia who was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. An accomplished artist, Princess Patricia was well known for her charitable efforts and concern for people in general. She married the third son of an Earl who was to become Admiral Ramsey of the Royal Navy.
She was named Colonel-in-Chief of the renowned Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 22 February 1918 and held that appointment until her death in 1974.
The Story Behind the Products
Chris Luginbuhl began developing the Reflect and Glow product as a result of a trip to New York City. “Photo luminescent pigments have been used in the skyscrapers in New York City to keep them glowing since 9-11,” he said. He was also quite concerned about the number of injuries resulting from household falls; especially among the elderly. The pain, suffering and expense that these injuries cause are tremendous and growing in number as this population demographic increases at a rate greater than any other. Every year at least 20 million people are killed or injured due to falls at home. In 2008, there were 69,000 reported pedestrian injuries, nearly one every 8 minutes, and over 4,300 people lost their lives due to pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes.
The pigment used in “Find a Light” ™ products is the same that the police and fire departments use in emergency situations and has been approved by many federal agencies. Many high rise buildings use glow in the dark pigments to mark out escape routes in the event of fires or other dangerous situations.
Glow in the dark products in the past had gotten a bad reputation for using so much electricity. Mr. Luginbuhl and electrician Bill Brown wanted to find an inexpensive alternative to the lighted toggle switch. They developed a way to use glow in the dark pigment on vinyl material.
One doesn’t need an electrician to install “Find a Light” - just use a light switch’s existing screws to fasten a glow in the dark Find a Light to a wall plate.
“Find a Light” does not light the whole plate, but provides just enough light to help people find the toggle switch. “We’ve had a great response from those who have energy savings,” said Mr. Luginbuhl. The product has an estimated shelf life of over 20 years. The inventor said that his product is useful for accident prevention. “You can put it by the exit door and use it during blackouts,” said Luginbuhl. A company in Colorado purchased 9,000 “Find a Light” products to give to the elderly, with the belief that it would help to prevent falls. Luginbuhl donated 600 of his products to the North Central Area Agency on Aging in Connecticut to help the elderly cut down on accidents.
Reflect and Glow also manufactures another potentially life saving invention, called a “See Me”™ Reflective waist band. The one-size-fits-all 3M reflective stretch bands fit around your waist or shoulder and are useful for biking, jogging and walking at night. CAP reflectors are reflective sleeves that fit on the adjustable band on the back of baseball caps.
Reflective leash and collar covers in various sizes can be slipped on dogs’ leashes and collars and cats’ collars, so they can be better seen at night, and also in the daytime and at dusk. The leash and color covers are reflective on both sides and easily slide over the pet’s collar or leash. No need to buy a new collar or leash to provide you and your pet with a margin of safety. They can also be used on canes and scooter antennas. Powered by 3M Scotchlite ™, the reflective products conform to ANSI/ISEA specs for high visibility safety apparel.
Mr.Luginbuhl invented the “See Me” ™ reflective products because he saw the need in his own daily life. “I live on a lake in Tolland, Connecticut where it’s very dark, and there’s no lights out there at all,” he said. “I’ve almost hit people out there several times because I couldn’t see them.”
“I did a test with my grandchildren, and you can actually see the reflective products from three-tenths of a mile away, more than four football fields in length,” said Mr. Luginbuhl. He knows that his products will help save lives.