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What's the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

StayInTheLight

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Anyone know what the brightest glow-in-the-dark powder/ink/paint or whatever is out there? I tried doing a search for (brightest "glow in the dark") but I just keep getting claims from manufacturers of how their glow in the dark items are the brightest. Anyone know for certain what is the brightest?

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StayInTheLight

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Re: What\'s the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

I know a few months ago a group of people got together and made a group purchase of some glow in the dark powder. Would any of you be willing to sell me a little nail polish bottle of the stuff?

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Re: What\'s the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

It used to be necessary to do the group buys becos small quantities weren't available, or reasonable.

Kevin's link (glowinc), sells a 1/2oz. premixed bottle of the best for a mere $12. U.S. -no muss, no fuss. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

*Don't forget to get a small bottle of white undercoat. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
 

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Re: What\'s the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

Cool. I didn't notice that. Thanks! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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Re: What\'s the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

vcal,
I noticed you were one of those that were experimenting with glow powders. What would you say is the smallest application of this stuff that you could still navigate a dark house with? Would you say something the size of this "o" would be too small to give off enough light?

Oh and would a reflective white paint, like the stuff used in street signs, be any more effective as an undercoat?

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Re: What\'s the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

My experiments showed that (properly charged up)-with a minimum 1 sq in. of glowcoated material, you could navigate pretty well in the dark for about 30min.

The highly reflective undercoat is good, but probably only saves you having to apply 1 additional coat of glow paint.

-A good flat white base coat that sticks to the surface well is the most practical.
-Also, a clear FINAL coat is highly recommended for durability, as well as a little better apparent brightness.
 

StayInTheLight

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Re: What\'s the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

Thanks for the tips.

So something the size of an average pearl would be too small to navigate by in the dark?
 

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Re: What\'s the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

Can anyone tell me how the glow sheeting from extremeglow.com (or their glow powder) compares with the glow powder/ paint from glowinc.com? The sheets at extremeglow are only $3 apiece and their glow powder is $15 for over 2oz compared with $7 for 1/4oz at glowinc.

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Re: What\'s the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

The peel and stick will glow just as long as the paints-or mixes, but with 40% less intensity.
 

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Re: What\'s the brightest glow-in-the-dark stuff

i have made the experience that all strontiumaluminate-Europium pigments in green or aqua are more or less the same if we talk about afterglowtime and brightness because thats the stuff that matters, i really dont care how bright a pigment is in the first minute. Dont buy the zinksulfid pigments. I make glow in the dark beads for paracord and tested many pigments
 

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Any glow in the dark paint with no need to put under the uv lights?

I have some with the strontium-europium compound. You have to charge it up with bright light and it will glow very well for 4 hours, then the last 4 hours it's still visible but gets more faint as time goes on. I've heard it called the "2nd generation" GID powder. I have a 1oz packet which I have used a lot (mixed with clear nail polish) and I still have a lot left.

You don't have to use a UV light to charge it, but it helps. So does natural bright sunlight.
 
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