Tritium vial questian

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Do tritium vials glow from the ends? I have never seen one close enough to tell. I am interested because I would like to add some and was thinking of just drilling a hole of the appropriate dia and then just gluing them in. Just not sure how the ends of the vials are sealed and if the light would shine through enough to make the project worth while.
 
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Vials glow in all directions; viewing them end-on is how they're used in firearms sights, you can indeed use them this way.
 
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Thanks much! I was thinking drilling then slightly countersinking the holes to catch a bit of the light from the sides as well.
 

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