Learn The Difference Between Glow In The Dark And UV Black light Reactive Products
Learn How UV Black Light Products Can Help You
In This article I will endeavor to give as much information on the subject of Ultra Violet black light products, their uses in home and industry, and how they are different from Glow in the Dark Products.
If you believe you already know the differences I suggest you read this anyway, as you may find something of interest or help to prevent you from ordering the wrong products.
Glow In The Dark Products explained
Glow In The dark Products (Photo Luminescent Products) absorb light energy and store it. Then when placed in a dark environment they will produce a glow called an after glow. This excludes Glow Sticks as they work of a chemical reaction, and only glow one time.
UV Reactive Products explained
UV reactive Products will react to a range of Ultra Violet Light, and either will appear (become visible), as in Invisible Ink, or will Product a Glow Effect, as seen in UV Glow Paint.
If you have been to a night club, you would have seen UV Black Lights at work. The white clothing on some individuals that seemed to glow in the dark, were reacting to the night clubs UV black lights.
In Nature There are both organic and inorganic things that naturally Fluoresce. Examples are, Rocks, and Minerals..
These organic and inorganic forms, naturally fluoresce, but their true beauty can not be seen in darkness, by the human eye unless we use a object like a UV Black Light Torch.
When we wash our clothes, use washing powder, or liquid, with optical brighteners included, these helps to make our white clothing appear whiter, and our colours look brighter.
The main differences between glow in the dark, and UV Black Light Products are
- UV Black Light Products have a consistent glow, but glow in the dark products start off with a strong glow effect and their glow intensity diminishes over time.
- UV Black Light Products need a UV black light source to fluoresce - glow. Glow in the dark products do not.
- UV Black Light products are generally cheaper to purchase.
- UV Black Light colours may be mixed together to create new colours, where as glow in the dark products, should not be mixed due to the fact that the resulting colour glow will produce inferior glow properties.