Glow in the Dark is the process of absorbing surrounding light and storing it. The stored light is then released once the surrounding becomes dark. This release can be seen in the dark! as a bright glow.

A 5 to 10-second exposure, with the correct type of lighting, is all it takes to fully charge up Glow in the Dark material. After a full charge, it can glow brightly for at least 10 minutes.

AllNightGlow, is a method of charging Glow Material at regular intervals, to keep it Glowing All Night Long. The main purpose of this would be to reduce the power consumption of lighted signs.

Charge 10 Seconds = Glow 10 Minutes

Energy Saving

A Normal Lighted Sign which is switched on for 12 hours, consumes power throughout the 12 hours.

A Lighted Sign with Pete’s AllNightGlow concept only consumes power for 12 minutes! in order to stay lighted throughout the whole 12 hours.

By incorporating AllNightGlow into an existing lighted signage, power consumption is reduced by more than 90%.

Visit Gigantic Signs for a better understanding of how much power a lighted sign can consume.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AllNightGlow?

AllNightGlow is a concept of using UV lights, to recharge Glow in the Dark material at regular intervals, for the purpose of maximizing the brightness and overall glow time of glow materials. The ultimate goal is to use glow in the dark material to help reduce energy consumption.

How does it work?

Glow in the Dark material needs to be exposed to light in order to work. A 10 second exposure to UV lights is all it needs to be fully charged. Once charged up, the glow material can glow brightly for a minimum period of 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, the lights are switched on again to recharge the glow material. The glow material can now glow brightly again for another 10 minutes.

This process can be repeated for as long as the light is required. Switching on and off of the lights would be controlled by a timer.

A more detailed explanation can be found at All Night Glow Concept.

How exactly is power consumption reduced when using AllNightGlow?

A lighted signage that stays lit for one hour, consumes electricity for one hour, in order to power the lights.

With an AllNightGlow signage the lights only need to be switched on in intervals of 10 minutes, for 10 seconds at a time.

So an AllNightGlow signage to stay lit up for an hour, only consumes power for 1 minute.

How much can we save on the electrical bill?

Amount saved depends mainly on the type of lightings used. But we can confidently say that there could be a reduction by at least 80%.

Click on Energy Savings for a detailed calculation on the amount of power reduction.