All of our glow in the dark products are made with materials that are 100% non-toxic and non-radioactive. This is because they come from naturally occurring elements.
They require no power or batteries to glow, and can be re-charged over and over again for at least 20 years.
HOW TO GET THE BEST GLOW:
In order for glow in the dark items to glow properly, they need to be “charged” first. Charging is done with a light source.
But not all light sources will give you the same length and brightness of glow.
Ultraviolet light will always charge glow in the dark items the best.
As an example...exposing an item to a blacklight for just 30 seconds will cause the items to be nearly 10 times brighter than exposing them to a standard flashlight for up to 5 hours.
To get the most out of your glow items, we recommend charging them with a UV light (blacklight) or in the sun. You can use a UV flashlight as well. A simple 30 second exposure from either of these will give glow items around an 80% charge. A 10 minute exposure will give them a full 100% charge.
Once you remove the light source from the item, it starts to slowly release the light it just captured. This is why you will see an initial intense glow, then see it start to fade slightly. It will continue to very slowly release the captured light over several hours, and up to 24 hours, until it is re-charged again.
To put it simply, after the initial intense glow and slight fade, you will continue to see the item glow for several hours and up to 24 hours.
Other light sources can be used to charge items, but will not charge them as quickly or to their full brightness. When the sun or a UV light are not available, we recommend using the whitest light available to charge items. This can be from a fluorescent light, LED light, or flashlight.
A standard household bulb can also be used, but will take much longer to charge, and the glow will not be as intense.
GREEN GLOW VS BLUE GLOW & EVERY OTHER GLOW
We use the green glow in the dark in most of our products for a reason. For their intended purpose, the green glow gives the brightest glow of any other color.
This has to do with the way the human eye sees color and glow, along with the makeup and crystalline structure of the green glow material.
Occasionally, we use blue glow in the dark in some of our items.
The glow from the blue is not as intense or long lasting as the green. It is a more subtle glow that has a nice ice blue color.
The blue glow items will also need to be charged at least twice as long to be effective.
Side by side you will notice a significant difference between the brightness and length of glow of the green vs blue.
There are also several other glow-in-the-dark colors available such as purple, orange, red, pink, and yellow. We choose not to use these colors in our items simply because of the way our products are intended to function.