Enhance your home with glow-in-the-dark technologyMany of us might have come across "glow in the dark" effects in the form of a green glow, found on the hands and dials of some clocks and watches. Purpose of this is to allow one to be able to tell the time, in the dark.
What if we could apply this glow in the dark technology to normal products around us. We could make signs, banners, billboards, glow in the dark. We could also make curtains, carpets, clothes, glow in the dark. We could apply this on light-switches, remote controllers, door knobs, key holes, key chains and a list of other daily utilized products and make them glow in the dark.
You might now be wondering as to why anyone would want to do this or how could someone benefit by doing this. Well! for starters, safety is one important reason.
My estate had a power failure recently and the whole area was plunged in total darkness suddenly! Luckily for me, I had glow in the dark technology, used in key areas, throughout my house. I made direction signs using glow in the dark stickers and pasted these all over the house. I also placed signs leading to the emergency kit containing lamps, candles and torchlights. By doing this, my family and I, were clearly guided to the emergency kit and got our house lighted up again.
Now we come to the part on what this product actually is and how to apply it. Glow in the dark comes in powder form. This powder can be mixed with other raw materials like paint, plastics, rubber, glass, fibre and other clear materials. I found some good information on how to use and apply it from http://www.glowinfo.com This site also deals in a wide range of Glow in the Dark Products like - glow paint, glow stickers, glow cloth, glow plastic and more...
Now, anyone can easily apply glow in the dark technology around them, just by using these ready made products available online. Besides safety, glow in the dark can also be used for decoration. http://www.darkniteglow.com has this product called "Night Sky", which allows you to transform any ordinary ceiling, into a night sky with glowing stars. I have not purchased this but saw the effects when I went over to my friend's place. He did this in his video room and I was amazed at the result. He also lined the edges of his bar counter and pool with glow stickers. It gives off a soothing effect which is very relaxing.
When I first came across this product, my first thoughts were, is it safe or is it something radioactive. After doing some research at how-stuff-works, I found that it is actually phosphor. All glow-in-the-dark products contain phosphors. A phosphor is a substance that radiates visible light after being energized. Occasionally you will see something glowing but it does not need charging. The most common place is on the hands of expensive watches. In these products, the phosphor is mixed with a radioactive element (like radium), and the radioactive emissions. So if your glow product requires charging, it is safe to use and non-radioactive.
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