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The glow and dark bling thread

I wanted to add some pics to such a thread but I don’t recall if there is one on blf..?

Anyway, I have few lighted tails nowadays…

I’ve got some other dark blingy stuff…


A UV light of mine…

So if there’s no other thread feel free to add your own low luminescent lights, glow, trit, uv, whatever…. Cool

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Couple of old pics.


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Several years ago I tried to paint some lights with glow powder. I wasn’t (still not) experienced with air-brush and it was difficult to spray the powder evenly since it would settle in the paint. These are the lights shown in my avatar.

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I like the blue one.

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Lol, CRX, you were one of the persons to spring to mind when I wondered if anyone would respond, cheers Beer

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CRX wrote:
I like the blue one.

It was a cheap 3 AAA zoomie
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Lol, CRX, you were one of the persons to spring to mind when I wondered if anyone would respond, cheers Beer

Becoming predictable huh LOL
I keep meaning to take some decent shots of trits & other glow stuff.
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Beautiful lights guys! This is a great thread idea – I love glowing lights! PinkPanda, I’ve never seen that Sunwayman bezel before, with the horizontal tubes. I thought my V10r Ti was pretty well pimped but yours outdoes it! Smile

I really need to take some group photos of some of this and I’ve got lots of others that aren’t included here, but I took a quick browse through my imgur account and grabbed a few random ones to share, in no particular order. I’ll follow up with more at a later date.








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Love that Sinner.

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Love that Sinner.

+1, that one really stands out.

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I Love what you guys do, nice addition. How do you drive them ? I would like to do that to some lights also. Beer

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CNCman wrote:
I Love what you guys do, nice addition. How do you drive them ? I would like to do that to some lights also. Beer

The tail caps are led lighted. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/37851
The little thin glowing tubes are trit vials. https://www.fasttech.com/search?trit%20vials
They offer several different sizes with the most common used size is probably 1.5 mm x 6 mm.
The tubes can be glued in using UV active glue that’s transparent. https://www.fasttech.com/p/1285104
I usually wait for Fasttech to have some kind of 10 or 15% discount code sale, then I stock up. http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1327015#comment-1327015
When ordering 3 or more of the same item it becomes a bulk discount and the discount code doesn’t work, so I place more than one order making sure not to get into the bulk order discount, only buying 2 of the same item and using the code. They also offer a few 5 packs that’s the better deal.
You can also make some 7 year glowing night sights for alot less than store bought sights.
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Nice glowy things sofar. Here is part of my lighted switches (did I mention that I like lighted switches?)

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A peek in the spare leds box with a 365nm light.

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CNCman wrote:
I Love what you guys do, nice addition. How do you drive them ? I would like to do that to some lights also. Beer

Moderator007 gave you some good links and info, I’ll add one more: www.mixglo.com. That’s my first stop for tritium tubes and its always where I order from, if he’s got the sizes I need for whatever job I’m working on. He also has what I think is the best adhesive – Norland61. The stuff isn’t cheap, but once you cure it, its literally glass-clear – it disappears. Its great stuff.

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Nice collection emarkd!

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I tried to mimic djozz with the uv on spare leds but the result is far different. I’m guessing it’s because my uv is up around 400nm??

Also my sunwayman used to look like this

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Thank You for the links Beer Those lights are Beautifully Colored. You guys are Artists Beer

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I tried to mimic djozz with the uv on spare leds but the result is far different. I’m guessing it’s because my uv is up around 400nm??

I indeed used a 365nm flashlight, with a ZWB2 filter to minimise visible light from the led, and a scrap of Lee 226 UV filter before the phone lens to minimise UV-sensitivity of the camera.
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Aah, so it was a combination of lower nm and filters. Thanks Beer

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My most recent glows:

Nice big trit in an S2+.

And a whole ton of GITD material on an prototype high power slingshot.

Co-owner/Engineer at STO Flashlights.

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Not sure how it should work but that slingshot looks wicked Cool

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Great work and pictures. The luminescent, glow in the dark, tritium stuff is just as interesting as the flashlights.

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Can anyone recommend some real intense/quality GITD powder? I know they sell a lot of this stuff on Amazon and eBay but mostly it’s quite poor quality and the illumination is rather low even when exposed to hours of intense UV light.

Is this GITD powder based on SrAl or is there anything better for sale?

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djozz wrote:
Not sure how it should work but that slingshot looks wicked Cool

Yeah not exactly your traditional slingshot but you hold the pistol gripy part in the middle, the rubber goes on the forky part at the end and the roundy part at the other end rests on your arm. This one was made to break velocity and energy records so it’s big and strong made to support 100lbs+ (45kg) of draw weight, although we tested to forks to 300kgs with no damage (maxed the scale and there started to be scary amounts of energy stored in the system so we stopped there).

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Can anyone recommend some real intense/quality GITD powder? I know they sell a lot of this stuff on Amazon and eBay but mostly it’s quite poor quality and the illumination is rather low even when exposed to hours of intense UV light.

Is this GITD powder based on SrAl or is there anything better for sale?

Wish I could suggest an exact source but I use mostly doped printer filament. I can suggest though that you want to stick with the SrAl stuff but be careful with some listings because SrAl isn’t available in all the colors that the Zinc sulfide stuff is so I’ve seen listings that have a wide range of colors and list SrAl as the material but only some are SrAl and the others are ZnS. And the green stuff is quite a bit brighter than all the other colors, which again isn’t always obvious from listings since they sometimes brightness balance them to make all the colors appear a similar brightness.

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FlashTom wrote:
Can anyone recommend some real intense/quality GITD powder? I know they sell a lot of this stuff on Amazon and eBay but mostly it’s quite poor quality and the illumination is rather low even when exposed to hours of intense UV light.

Is this GITD powder based on SrAl or is there anything better for sale?


Kosmic Kreations – http://www.kosmickreations.net/html/glow_in_the_dark_powder.html

Vinyl – http://www.glow-on.com/purchase.html

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Ohhh…. I love glowy things! Especially those beautiful trits you’re showing off.

Here’s a sampling of the tailcaps I’ve done (perhaps 25+ of them?).

And I assembled two of these over the weekend (Sofirn SF36 and ThorFire VG-10S).

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FlashTom wrote:
Can anyone recommend some real intense/quality GITD powder? I know they sell a lot of this stuff on Amazon and eBay but mostly it’s quite poor quality and the illumination is rather low even when exposed to hours of intense UV light.

Is this GITD powder based on SrAl or is there anything better for sale?


Kosmic Kreations – http://www.kosmickreations.net/html/glow_in_the_dark_powder.html

Vinyl – http://www.glow-on.com/purchase.html

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This is actually what I look for. But I‘m afraid shipping to the EU will be extremely expensive. Moreover, I don’t know if customs would clear this material at all. At least SrAl does not seem to be radioactive like those tritium vials.

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Don’t have much to show, but I like this thread. So let’s contribute.

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Anyone know who stocks all sizes of GID O-rings? I can only find large ones and I’d like to find some small to medium sizes. Thanks.

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Gebe wrote:
Anyone know who stocks all sizes of GID O-rings? I can only find large ones and I’d like to find some small to medium sizes. Thanks.

http://www.kaidomain.com/c/230.Flashlight-D_I_Y/1/40/releasedata/
Might find something here you could use.

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