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Glow In The Dark

Ball Fireman Night Train III Watch

Ball Fireman Night Train III Watch
$1020+  Pre-order Comment

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.

DIY Glow Slime

DIY Glow Slime

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!

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Titanium Glow Lanterns

Titanium Glow Lanterns
$35-$41  Buy Comment

TiSurvival’s 1.18″ long titanium cylinders have a capsule inside which glows brightly for up to 24 hours after being charged in the light. They’re great worn as a pendant, zipper pull, or on a keychain. Available in a variety of finishes.

Vollebak Black Light Visibility Gear

Vollebak Black Light Visibility Gear
$95-$645  Buy Comment

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.

Glowing City Coffee Tables

Glowing City Coffee Tables
~$1220  Buy Comment

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.

Making Plants Glow

Making Plants Glow

Engineers from MIT have developed a fascinating way to enhance plant leaves so they can subtly glow in complete darkness for up to four hours. Their aim is to someday create plants which are bright enough to illuminate an entire workspace.

Volleback Solar Charged Jacket

Volleback Solar Charged Jacket
$350  Buy Comment

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.

LEGO Glow Zone

LEGO Glow Zone

Beyond the Brick’s Joshua Hanlon met up with builder Carter Baldwin at Philly Brick Fest to check out the section dedicated to glow-in-the-dark creations. Seeing these constructions under black light gives a whole new dimension to LEGO that we never knew existed.

Glow in the Dark Drawings

Glow in the Dark Drawings

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.

Painting with Glowsticks

Painting with Glowsticks

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 Tritium Jewelry

Innovo Tritium Jewelry
$60+  Buy Comment

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.”

DIY Glow Wall

DIY Glow Wall

If you’ve ever been to a science museum, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of those walls that temporarily glows and captures shadows when exposed to light. Mark Rober shows us how to make your very own glow wall. Grab the phosphorescent vinyl sheets here.

Splashlight

Splashlight
$25  Buy Link Comment

BioToy’s unique squirt gun fires water mixed with bioluminescent proteins, which allow the streams to glow brightly in the dark. Targets hit with the non-toxic stuff will glow for several minutes after being hit. We want paintballs filled with this stuff now.

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Spyderco Manix 2XL Glow in the Dark

Spyderco Manix 2XL Glow in the Dark
$135  Buy Comment

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.

Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting

Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting

Nissan commissioned artist Ian Cook to create a massive 2200 sq. ft. piece of art, which combined the artist’s brushstrokes and splatters with the tread marks of a Nissan LEAF, creating a glowing self-portrait of the compact EV.

Nissan’s Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF

Nissan’s Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF

In an attempt to make its homely LEAF electric car a bit more interesting, Nissan Europe gave one a factory glow-in-the-dark paintjob – which we think would look even better on a Lambo. Sadly, there are no plans to put it into production.

When The Lights Go Out 2

When The Lights Go Out 2
$20-$600  Buy Comment

Brooklyn’s Bottleneck Art Gallery is showcasing awesome glow in the dark prints from various artists with its When The Lights Go Out 2 art show. The pieces are based on popular movies, TV shows and video games.

Core Glow Gravel

Core Glow Gravel
$20-$70/bag  Buy Comment

These photoluminescent rocks are made from a durable plastic material that can be set into paths or scattered with regular stones to guide your way at night. Glows 10 to 12 hours on just 20 minutes of daylight. Also available in glass.

Lüm Glow in the Dark Clothing

Lüm Glow in the Dark Clothing
$25++  Pledge Comment

Like Glow Threads, these clothes have a phosphorescent coating. Use an LED – like your smartphone’s flash – to draw on fabric. Even imprint photos on them. Doodles glow for up to 5 min. Too bad their pitch video is so awful.

Glow-in-the-Dark Camaro

Glow-in-the-Dark Camaro

Hot Wheels wrapped a Camaro in reflective and glow-in-the-dark vinyl, fulfilling both boyhood and adult car fantasies at the same time. They really should mount some black lights on it for maximum effect.

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Glow Threads

Glow Threads
$25  Buy Comment

These special t-shirts offer a surface which you can draw on using the included UV mini-light or from up to 30-feet-away with a UV laser pointer. Images persist for up to 15 minutes in a pitch black room.

Glowbar Classic

Glowbar Classic
$50-$80  Buy Comment

Whether you need to change a tire in the dark or need to beat back a zombie horde, the high-carbon steel Glowbar has you covered, glowing up to 10x brighter than typical glow-in-the-dark stuff.

Defakto Nightshift Watch

Defakto Nightshift Watch
$699  Buy Comment

If you loved the minimalism of Defakto’s EINS watch, but prefer a light backdrop, the black stainless Nachtschicht (Nightshift) offers a luminous face which glows brightly with the lights off.

Diesel Glow Watches

Diesel Glow Watches
$80-$160  Buy Comment

Most night-readable watches just have glowing faces. But Diesel’s Glow timepiece add luminescent bands so not only can you see the time, your friends can see you at your next rave.

Windrider Reflective Bike Clips

Windrider Reflective Bike Clips
$18  Buy Comment

Channel your inner Hermes (and memories of Greek Lit class) with Gijs Bakker’s cool pant bicycle clips. The fluorescent PVC glows in the dark, providing visibility for night riding. (Thanks Retrib!)

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

Photographer Phil Hart shot these images of a bioluminescent algae called Noctiluca Scintillas in Australia’s Gippsland Lakes. As you can see, the stuff glows an incredible shade of blue.

New Era Neon Concept

New Era Neon Concept

Mateusz Sypien designed these sweet-looking custom glow-in-the-dark baseball caps based on New Era’s 59Fiftys. We can’t decide if they’ll actually look cool or if they’ll just be dorky.

Glow-In-The-Dark Tron Tee

Glow-In-The-Dark Tron Tee
$20  Buy Comment

No one actually looks good in a Tron costume. Rolf Nelson cut down on the nerdity and added a bit of super glow-in-the-dark ink to come up with the awesome “My Other Ride Is A Light Cycle” shirt.

adidas Originals Campus 80s Glow

adidas Originals Campus 80s Glow

adidas Originals is ready to rave with these Campus 80s shoes infused with a phosphorescent dye which lets them glow in the dark. They’re available starting 4/10 at Germany’s No74 Berlin.

Pterodactyl w/Machine Gun

Pterodactyl w/Machine Gun
$10  Buy Comment

There’s nothing like naming your own constellations while drunk: Pterodactyl With A Machine Gun is an irreverent glow-in-the-dark tee with gems like “Nondescript Polygon” and “Utah.”

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