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General Discussion / Re: Making moulds
« Last post by GlowMaster 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?
General Discussion / Making moulds
« Last post by Vision7 on September 12, 2017, 04:05:52 AM »
Hi guys, I'm new here, & I have certain devices that I would like to glow in the dark, so I am guessing that a mould would have to be made & make from that a illuminated sleeve ?  for an example, I have a small remote control that would benefit from a rubber sleeve that glows in the dark so I do not lose it :) please see attached. any help or any ideas would be really appreciated, thankyou for your time. [/img][/img][/img] ah?? it wont let me insert an image.. but I hope you understande what I am trying to explain :)
General Discussion / How long does the Glow Last?
« Last post by GlowMaster 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.
General Discussion / Re: How to photograph Glow in the Dark products?
« Last post by James on September 05, 2017, 08:19:37 PM »
Here are some general guidelines for getting good photos of your glow-in-the-dark creations:

  • Use a tripod with a remote shutter release or the camera's timer.
  • Turn off the flash.
  • Set the camera mode to "M" (Manual)
  • Open your Aperture to the widest (F5.6 or wider like F4).
  • Focus the image and then switch the focus to Manual. We do not want it to hunt for focus in the dark.
  • Set a slow shutter speed between 3 to 7 seconds
  • Charge your glow in the dark stuff.
  • Switch off the light and start shooting in the dark.

General Discussion / How to photograph Glow in the Dark products?
« Last post by 2mymall on September 05, 2017, 05:28:26 AM »
Used to have problems taking photos of glow products with my DSLR, because the shutter button will not work under low light. Switch to manual mode and the button will work.

But in manual mode, the images suck.
This offer is open to anyone, who has made something which incorporates either Glow in the Dark or UV Reactive products.

If you are keen on displaying your products on the front page of this forum, in the "Glow / UV Product Showcase" Section, send the photos of your product to us. You need to take two photos. One under normal light and the other under UV or glowing in the dark. You also have the option of having a clickable link, directly to the product page.

This service is Free!! for our customers. There will be a monthly charge for non-customers.

PM me if interested.

Glow in the Dark for Safety / Glow in the Dark Aluminum Staircase Nozing
« Last post by GlowMaster on September 02, 2017, 10:35:27 PM »
Glow in the Dark Staircase Nozing is made from Aluminum plates. It can be fixed on existing staircase steps by rivet, screw or heavy duty glue. Once fixed, it acts as an emergency light for the steps. No more tripping over the steps in the dark.

This product can be used indoors and out. No wiring or any power source needed. It just needs to be exposed to light in order to work. It absorbs surrounding light and stores it. In the event of a power failure, these strips release the stored light in the form of a glow. No maintenance needed. Lasts for years.

You can order this from our Glow Store.

Ultra Violet (UV) Black Lights / Different types of UV Lights
« Last post by GlowMaster on September 02, 2017, 06:07:24 AM »
Mention UV lights and our senses are on alert. Is it radioactive!! :o
Our Sun is known to radiate UV light in all known wave lengths.

UV Lights are divided by their wavelength and are as follows:
  • 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.

As can be seen from the list, Shortwave UV Rays known as UVC are the most dangerous while those operating under the Longwave (UVA) are safe. 

Our UV Light reactive products work on the longwave frequencies and only react to the UV Black Lights 8) which radiate such wavelengths.

General Discussion / Re: really want a person's assist
« Last post by GlowMaster on September 02, 2017, 05:27:28 AM »
We can only provide assistance on Glow in the Dark and UV Light Reactive products.
Glow in the Dark for Safety / Glow in the Dark Reflective Tape
« Last post by GlowMaster on September 01, 2017, 10:26:47 PM »
Glow in the Dark Reflective Tape, not only glows in the dark, but also reflects, when light is shone on it. Visible in total darkness because it glows. Also visible in a lighted environment because it reflects surrounding light.

Glow Reflective Tape can be sewn on jackets, safety vests and even cloth material. It can also be pasted on most other surfaces. You would need to apply glue for this purpose.

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