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.
Pete’s All Night Glow Cycle
Charge For 10 Seconds
Glow Material needs to be charged by exposure to UV lights in order to work. A 10-Second exposure gives most Glow materials a good Charge.
Power is consumed only when the UV lights are switched on to charge up the Glow in the Dark Material.
Pay for 10 seconds of Electricity Consumption
Glows Brightly after full charge
After a full charge, glow material emits the brightest Glow within the first 10 minutes.
During this stage, it is the fully charged! Glow in the Dark material that is giving out light it absorbed earlier. This light is Free!!
Get up to 10 minutes of Glow in the Dark Light Free!
Glow fades off slightly after 10 minutes
After a full charge, the glow can last for hours, but it may not be bright enough to for signage purposes.
All is not lost. It just needs to be recharged by exposure to light again in order to start glowing brightly once more.
All Night Glow
This is where AllNightGlow comes in. By charging Glow in the Dark material at the right time, we can get free light All Night Long.
By repeating this process throughout the night, it is now possible to keep lighted signages brightly lit at the fraction of the regular cost.
Charge 10 Seconds = Glow 10 Minutes
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.