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GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PIGMENT / POWDERS AND PAINTS

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PIGMENT / POWDERS AND PAINTS

BRIGHTNESS AND CHARGING INFORMATION

The strength, brightness and length of time of the glow is affected mainly by two aspects.

LIGHT SOURCE FOR CHARGING

Charging to a good brightness in the shortest time, approximately 1 minute.

  • Direct Sunlight (pure and not through a glass window or reflected)
  • Blacklight Tube (long traditional tube or new energy saving ultraviolet type)
  • UV LED's
  • Cold cathode UV tubes

 

Charging to reasonable results, after long charge time of 10-20 minutes.

  • Fluorescent Bulbs - (long standard common tubes)
  • Compact Fluorescent or CFL – spiral, tube (common power saving bulbs)
  • Incandescent - standard light bulb (not the power saving type)

 

Takes very long time to charge with poor results and not recommended.

  • Blue/Purple LED's (not Ultraviolet specific ones)
  • White or coloured LED's

 

Very good results can be achieved with the new ultraviolet blacklight, low energy bulbs that plug in to a standard light fitting. These are readily available from ebay and well worth investing in.

 

COLOUR SELECTION

The actual colour of the glow affects the brightness and length of glow time seen.

The brightness / length of glow occurs in the following colour order, from best to least.

All the colours have a well defined colour and work effectively. They can clearly be seen in total darkness once effectively charged and the eyes and brain are accustomed to the light level.

 

  • Green (considerably brighter than other colours)
  • Aqua
  • Blue
  • White
  • Orange
  • Zinc Red (has a very strong sulphur odour so use in a well-ventilated room)
  • Purple / Violet

 

BRIGHTNESS

·           Item will show at its brightest level for up to 20 minutes once effectively charged, depending on the colour, and then settle down to a duller brightness for many hours.

·           Once the initial brightness has dulled the item will need to be viewed in a totally dark room.

·           Any ambient light will greatly take away the glow perceived by the human eye.

·           The human eye that has moved in to a dark room from a bright room will not see the glow as well as from a dimly lit or dark room until the brain adjusts for the difference.

·           It is also advisable to use the blacklight bulbs, as no major light change is experienced by the eye between the light being turned on and off.

Pigment particles and background

  • The glow in the dark pigment particles remain as particles in the paint and do not dye the carrier liquid (varnish/paint).
  • Bright white backgrounds are less likely to show the speckled appearance that can occur due to gaps between the particles.
  • Additional layers also help fill these speckle gaps.
  • White background will also reflect the glow, improving performance.
  • You should avoid using on dark backgrounds as poor results will occur.