We wanted to explain the glow to everyone in a nice, quick format.
We have received a few questions about how the glow works. One guy even criticized us for using glow instead of radioactive tritium.
How Does Glow Work?
Our glow in the dark lume composite is a glow in the dark material that is photo luminescent. What that means is that it requires a UV charge up to enable the glow effect. It doesn't take long. 15-30 seconds in the sun will charge it up. Many people keep UV lights or black lights in their car, purses, pockets or backpacks. I personally just use the sun. I love walking inside from carrying in groceries and seeing it illuminate or pulling into my garage. I do have a UV light for fun in my car.
All colors but purple (oddly enough) will even charge with bright LED lights, project and led headlights and even really close proximity to a bright lamp.
How Long Does It Last?
Each color has different glow lengths. Read which colors glow brighter for an explanation on each colors brightness.
The glow is dependent on the darkness of the room. It is glow in the dark material after all. The darker the room, the brighter and longer it will last. In a pitch black room for example, emerald can last up to 10 hours. In a partially lit room the glow intensity and duration diminish. I wear my stuff to the movies and it'll last the entire movie though at the end it will fade quite a bit.
Which Colors Are The Brightest?
The most common question. Which color glows in the dark the brightest and longest. Without question. Emerald (green), lasting up to 10 hours in a pitch black room. Turquoise is a close contender and my personal favorite. Cobalt and Jeweler's Blue are next. White. Purple. Orange and finally fire and phantom will last about 45 minutes max.
What Is The Difference Between Glow and Tritium
Our glow in the dark material is photo luminescent and requires uv light to charge it. Tritium glows all the time. Our super lume is safe and hypoallergenic. It's a composite that we make most of the time. Tritium is a radioactive substance that glows constantly. Tritium does not glow bright unfortunately and given that it is radioactive, we don't recommend wearing it as a ring or bracelet without a nice buffer between your skin.