Science guy NightHawkInLight takes a popular pendulum physics demonstration and amps it up. He starts out with a large pendulum made from metal nuts and varying lengths of strings for the bright shots, then covers them with tape and fluorescent paint to make them glow brightly under UV light.
THE BEST Glow In The Dark
This 2″ x 3″ slab glows brilliantly for up to 12 hours once exposed to sunlight or a UV light source. Its got a hook and loop backing so you can Velcro it onto bags or other objects to improve nighttime visibility. Available in green or aqua, or with an optional biohazard symbol for added effect.
TEC Accessories’ bead-blasted titanium fob serves little purpose but to look cool, and we’re good with that. The machined housing holds three or six self-luminescent tritium vials for a striking visual effect on your keychain, a pendant, or on your bag. Also available in stainless steel. Tritium vials sold separately.
Limited to just 250 pieces, this special edition Bell & Ross timepiece shows off with an exceptionally bright all-over Super-Luminova C3 face, along with a matching luminescent rubber strap. There’s no chance you’ll miss this watch in the dark, and we can only imagine how radiant it would be under black light.
Pelican’s 3310 ELS emergency flashlight is designed to be wall-mounted and has a luminescent body that makes it easy to find in the dark. The LED light offers three brightness modes up to 378 lumens, with runtimes from 8 hours at high to 202 hours in the lowest setting.
Ever put your tool down in a dark room and then have trouble finding it? These hand tools from Klein glow for up to 30 minutes after 5 minutes in light, making them much easier to locate. They’re available as various cutting pliers, as well as a wire stripper/cutter. They also make flexible glow rods for fishing wires in dark spaces.
We’ve seen guitars made from pencils, skateboards, cardboard, and titanium, but this is definitely the first one we’ve seen made of noodles. Daniel Seidel of forward >> audio crafted this wild instrument by casting a resin body filled with Japanese udon noodles. As an added bonus, he made it glow in the dark with UV powder.
These automatic wristwatches feature an array of 61 tritium micro gas tubes around their perimeter which makes them glow brightly in the dark. Each timepiece is designed for durability and everyday wear, with a sapphire crystal and water resistance to 100m/330ft.
Nate from The King of Random shows us how to make a soupy, goopy concoction using Borax detergent and Elmer’s clear glue that can glow brilliantly in the dark when combined with the stuff from inside of glow sticks. If you’re gonna try this, wear gloves and eye protection!
Vollebak’s Black Light is a collection of athletic wear that appears all black in daylight. But you’ll still be seen in them in the dark, because they have black glass spheres that easily reflect light. There’s a t-shirt, long sleeved shirt, sweater and jacket.
NEWwooDESIGN creates these unique tables by engraving detailed maps of cities into oak wood. Each table has three layers representing streets, buildings, and water, and is coated with a resin that glows in the dark. Choose from several European cities, as well as NYC.
Vollebak’s waterproof jacket glows in the dark for up to 12h with as little as 2h of exposure to sunlight and other sources of light. Unlike most treatments, the jacket’s glow-in-the-dark compound won’t wear off. It’s also stretchable, packable and weighs just over 8oz.
Artist Peter Draws creates a wonderful line art illustration using “invisible” ink under a black light. Watching the ink flow off of his glass pen tip into the water is just as mesmerizing as onto the canvas itself. His charming and soothing narration definitely reminds us of Bob Ross.
The Science Channel’s series Street Science presents a neat experiment, mixing bulk quantities of the nasty goo inside of glowsticks to produce a variety of vibrant colors. The result is a new abstract painting medium. Needless to say, don’t play with these chemicals at home.
Innovo Design creates jewelry and other accessories packing tiny vials of radioactive tritium gas, which makes them glow in low light or darkness without need to be “charged” in daylight. They offer rings, pendants, USB drives, bottle openers, and even a tritium “flashlight.”
This limited-edition knife not only features a big 3.85″ blade, and a sturdy stainless steel body, but it’s got glow-in-the-dark handle scales. Other features include a ball bearing lock, a lanyard hole, and a pocket clip. Available for a limited time from Massdrop.
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