Ultra Blue Glow in the Dark Powder is the brightest blue colored glow in the dark pigment currently being readily manufactured. It's glow color is actually a blue-green, also known as turquoise. It can be used in a variety of mediums including plastic, paint, fiberglass, concrete, wax, and gel.
BRIGHTNESS, DURATION AND COLOR
Ultra Blue Glow in the Dark Powder, although not as bright as its Ultra Green counterpart, is still an extremely bright glow in the dark pigment. It is 5 times brighter than the popular green zinc-based glow in the dark products available in most department stores. Technically, it will continue to glow for days. However, us humans can see it for about 12 hours after a full charge.
Brightness Rating: Very High (9416)
Duration: Very Long (9 hours)
Glow Color: Aqua Blue
Daytime Color: Almost Clear with White-Green Tint
Very Bright, Long Duration, Unique Color
Earth Aluminate pigments are soluble in water and decompose in acid. This means that they will lose some brightness when mixed into water-based mediums. Acids will completely destroy their glow. Please note that they are still great for solvent, oil, or wax based products. They even can also be mixed into molten glass or plastic. They can be used in water-based mediums such as paint and concrete, but they will continue to lose a small amount of brightness over time until the water fully evaporates.
Other color pigments in the medium will sometimes shield the glow pigments, preventing them from charging as fast or glowing as bright. Therefore, we suggest clear mediums when possible. Ultraviolet filters in mediums may block the ability for glow pigments to charge. This can both increase charge time or lower brightness depending on the quantity and quality of the ultraviolet filters. Most paint manufacturers will have special order product SKUs for non-ultraviolet filter versions of their paint.
Warning: Many customers try to create a 'cheap' glow in the dark paint by purchasing clear paint from a local source and the raw glow in the dark pigment from Glow Inc. The majority of these customers end up frustrated. If you need a paint, then we suggest that you either purchase our premixed paints or follow the instructions in our how-to articles for specific projects.
The raw glow pigment is: Alkaline Rare Earth Metal Silicate-Aluminate Oxide Europium Doped