Pete’s All Night Glow

Renewable Light Energy

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Pete’s AllNightGlow

is a Method of using

Glow in the Dark material,

To provide Free! Light, All Night Long!

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

The Concept

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

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.

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%.

Lets do a simple calculation for this.

An AllNightGlow signage consumes power only when the lights are switched on. It does not consume power when the Glow material starts to Glow.

In an AllNightGlow signage, lights are switched on in intervals of 10 minutes, for 10 seconds at a time.

So for One hour (60 minutes), the lights only need to be switched on for a total of only 1 minute (60 seconds).

If the sign needs to be lit up for 12 hours, a normal lighted sign would consume power throughout the whole 12 hours. But an AllNightGlow sign would only consume power for 12 minutes.