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General Discussion / Re: Glow in the dark powder for fired ceramics
« on: May 18, 2018, 06:06:52 AM »
We use Glow Ceramic Glaze for this. This product is a mixture of our Glow Powder with normal ceramic Glaze.

You can find more info there based on the type of glazing you intend to do.

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What is Glow in the Dark?

Glow in the Dark is the most efficient emergency lighting system because it gets it power from surrounding light and is ever ready for any sudden blackout.

What are pebbles?

A pebble is a clast of rock with a particle size of 2 to 64 millimetres based on the Krumbein phi scale of sedimentology. Pebbles are generally considered large.

Where are pebbles used?

Beach and river pebbles are also used to create water-smart gardens in areas where water is scarce. Small pebbles are also used to create living spaces and gardens on the rooftops of buildings. Indoors, pebbles can be used as bookends and paperweights.

Now we have Glow in the Dark Pebbles Stones and Rocks.

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BlackLights are lights that emit UV rays. There are different types of UV rays. Some are harmful, some are not, and some are necessary for our existence.

    Longwave - UVA (315 to 400 nm), also known as black light, which causes tanning
    Mediumwave - UVB (280 to 315 nm), which causes damage in the form of sunburn
    Shortwave - UVC (100 to 280 nm), which is filtered out by the atmosphere and never reaches us.

Glow in the Dark Products gets charged faster with black lights as compared to normal room lights. UV Light Reactive products, Must have a Blacklight in order to work. 

Good to read what Confusious on Wikipedia says about the topic first, before Watching this video on YouTube.

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With improvements made in the Glow in the Dark manufacturing process, we are seeing Glow products which can glow brighter and for longer periods. Typical glowing time is now between 3 to 10 hours. This makes it practical for use as signages especially in areas often hit with power failures.

Glow in the dark technology is best used as an Emergency Lighting system which requires no maintenance or external power source. The only thing needed in order for Glow in the dark products to work well is a good source of surrounding light. It charges when there is surrounding light (even room light) and glows when the surrounding light goes off (whether switched off or due to a power failure).

Benefits of using Glow Products vs Powered Emergency Lighting are:
  • No Maintenance
  • No Wiring or any external power required
  • Guaranteed to work in a power failure

Some regulators require Lighted signages in critical places. When placed in areas leading to the main Exit, Glow in the dark Signages can still be used to guide people safely. Best to install Glow signages in areas where there is always a good source of light. This is to ensure it stays fully charged until a power failure occurs.




List of Ready-Made Glow in the Signages.
If you need them Made to your specifications, Contact Us.

 

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Glow in the dark staircase nosing is an Energy saving Emergency Lighting solution for stairwells. Easy to install. Requires no wiring or any power source. Works by absorbing surrounding light. When the lights go out suddenly as in the case of a power failure, it will glow in the dark automatically.

Emergency lightings may fail in an emergency if not properly maintained. Glow in the dark products, require NO Maintenance!. Guaranteed to work in the Dark.Glows for Hours! Lasts for Years! Maintenance free! Worry free!

 

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Yes, lifespan is about 5 years.

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General Discussion / Glowing plants
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:33:00 AM »
MIT engineers have been able to induce plants to give off a dim light for nearly four hours. And they believe that, with further optimization, such plants will one day be bright enough to illuminate an entire workspace.

Watch on Glowing Plants Youtube

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General Discussion / Water based vs Oil based Glow in the Dark Paint
« on: October 21, 2017, 06:23:16 AM »
Water Based Paints

  • Suitable for application on concrete, wood, clothing and even skin
  • NOT Suitable for application on metals or anything metalic in nature
  • Diluted with water.
  • Can be washed off with water
  • Not weather proof

Oil (Solvent) Based Paints

  • Suitable for application on anything metalic, concrete, wood, ceramic tiles
  • NOT Suitable for application on leather, plastic. Always test before using.
  • Diluted with thinner. Washed off with thinner
  • Water resistant. Can be used in tanks and pools
  • Weather proof

Glow in the Dark Paint is available in a range of colours, but only the Ultra Green and Ultra Blue are available in both water and oil based paints. Rest of the colours can only be mixed with oil based paints.

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A test stretch of the Rail Corridor, which includes a section that glows in the dark, has been completed.

The 400m-long "track", behind Bukit Panjang MRT station off Choa Chu Kang Road, has been open to the public since July 12, Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao reported yesterday.

Four different surface materials each take up a 100m stretch: grass and gravel, fine gravel, earth-coloured porous concrete, and natural non-toxic light green strontium aluminate minerals, which absorb ultraviolet light during the day and cause the track to emit a soft glow at night. More info at http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/glow-in-the-dark-section-of-rail-corridor-now-open

Product used for this is Glow in the Dark Gravel, a product which is suitable for road making or lining pathways as in this case.




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Inks are more diverse as we are dealing with printing and writing inks. We have glow in the dark inks for printing but not for writing. Reason is because Glow in the Dark material is particle based and can only be mixed into solutions with specific density.

We have UV Light Reactive Inks for stamp pad and writing instruments.

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What is the difference between Glow in the Dark Paint and Ink?

The main difference is in the application these products are meant for.

Glow in the Dark Paint can be divided into 2 types of paint.
1) Glow in the dark paint for Brush or Roller Painting
2) Glow in the Dark paint for Spray Painting


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General Discussion / Re: glow in the dark product for card making.
« on: September 30, 2017, 03:47:03 PM »
Any photos to share?

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General Discussion / Re: Making moulds
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:29:19 AM »
There are two ways to attach an image to your post.

1) Upload the image on your website and place the link between the image tags like so. [ img] http://your-website.com/image.jpg [/img]
2) By clicking on the "Attachments and other options" and using the "Attach" option to Browse for an image in your computer. The image below is attached using this option.

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General Discussion / Re: Making moulds
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:22:04 AM »
If we are going to produce a mould in order to produce a prototype, the quantity has to be substantial. If not, it is not worth the cost of producing the mould, which could run into thousands. What is the quantity we are looking at?

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General Discussion / How long does the Glow Last?
« on: September 07, 2017, 07:01:47 AM »
We have been asked this question countless times and it is a rather tricky question as we are not sure whether you are referring to the length of glow (Glow Time) or the lifespan of the product.

So I will answer the question in two parts.

1) Lifespan

Glow products can last for many years. We have paintings in our shop that are still glowing for the past 20 years with no signs of fading. We also have some paintings done outdoors which faded away in a few months. So I guess the environment plays a huge part.

The Glow effect can last for years. The secret to making it last as long as possible on the application method and what is used to protect the painting or glow surface. For example, adding a clear coat of UV protection for outdoor paintings, could add a few years to the lifespan of the glow painting.


2) Glow Time

Glow Powder is the raw material used to manufacture every other glow in the dark product. Glow time for each product, depends on the amount of raw material (Glow Powder), used in the manufacturing process.

Glow Time depends mainly on the grade and particle (mesh) size of Glow Powder. The higher the grade and the larger particle size of each grade, will glow more brighter and for a longer period.

2) I left the Glow product outdoors the whole day. Why the product does not Glow in the Dark for the time stated  ???

For this we have to look at how Glow in the Dark works. It works by absorbing surrounding light and releasing the absorbed light. Glow in the Dark products need about 30 minutes maximum to get fully charged from surrounding lights. It then takes hours! to discharge the absorbed light. Actual number of hours taken to discharge depends on the product grade.

But what we fail to notice is that the process of charging and discharging is continuous. What this means is that while the Glow product is exposed to light and in a charging state, it is also discharging once it is fully charged and starts re-charging again. Leaving it outdoors under the sunlight just repeats the charging and re-charging process as there is a limit to the maximum level it can be charged. This is the same as charging rechargeable batteries and not using them for a few weeks.

So in conclusion, Glow in the Dark products are best used as an Emergency Lighting Source in the event of a Sudden! Power Failure (Blackout). With the Glow time varying, pay special attention to the word Sudden!! Power failure.

Visit our Glow in the Dark Products Store to prepare for sudden Darkness.

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