"Glow in the dark Neutral Pigment Powders">Invisible Neutral Glow in the Dark and Day time Visible Photo-luminescent Pigment Powders are designed to be a white or off white in the day and Glow a specific color in the dark. These pigments are sometimes called GID, GDI even LIT! These are man made crystals that are created under pressure using specific chemicals in ratio. SrAl2= is Strontium Aluminate - O4 Tetraoxygen creates a mixture of persistent luminescence nanoparticles which are co-doped with Eu2+ and Dy3+. These rare elements Europium and Dysprosium create the photoluminescence within Glow in the Dark Crystals.
Levels of Eu2+ and Dy3+ create the variant of colors that we produce in this manmade crystal that is inert, non-reactive and non-toxic
USES: Glow in the dark pigment powder crystals have many uses from Art and Crafts to Safety. Glomania have specialized in these pigments for over 20 years. Photo-luminescent glow in the Dark pigment powders can be mixed with most clear mediums ( liquids). However because these are a combination of rare earth elements they are structurally heavy and settle to the bottom in most instances when making paint. Glomania have produced their own specially formulated Acrylic Medium that suspends the crystals and stops the caking effect found in other paints. These are NOT standard glues as you may think, although a acrylic is also sometimes used in the production of glue.
GID pigments range from 5um to 2ml. Density: 3.56 g/cm³ Molar mass: 205.58 g/mol
GLOW DURATION: There is a lot of speculation on how long will Glow in the Dark crystals glow for, unfortunately it is not as simple as a number. Glow in the Dark pigments are like batteries, they need a energy source to charge them. As these are crystals they do not have an ON/OFF button so as they are charging they are also emitting that charge in the form of an ambient glow. The best energy sources for these pigments are Sun Light & Black Light as they both transmit UV Rays. Other incandescent lighting and some LED’s will also charge these crystals. The greater the energy source the greater the charge. This then also applies to the crystal size for storing the energy. Glow times can be from 30mins to 24+ hours.
1: Why does my pigment not glow very much?
Because the Glow is ambient meaning normal light, TV, Moonlight can overpower the glow so it can’t be seen.
2: Why does my pigment not glow very long?
If you charge the pigment and leave the room and go back a couple of hours later the glow will not show, this is because your eyes need to adjust to the dark. If you went to sleep and woke up say 6 hrs later then certain pigments will still be glowing.
3: Why is my artwork streaky and not like other paint?
These are crystals and not a dye so it is like painting with sand, the more brushstrokes the more the crystals ridge on the sides of the brush making the painted area not glow as much but only on the sides.
Solution : more coats generally work or airbrush for that smooth finish.
4: What is the longest Glowing pigment?
The main color for Glow in the Dark pigment is GREEN. This is also the brightest and longest glowing pigment.
The color glow rates for longevity are as follows;
Green, Aqua, Blue 6 - 18 hrs
Lilac/Purple 5 - 8 hrs
White, Orange, Pink, Yellow 3 - 6 hrs
Visible Glow in the dark Pigments 1 - 8 hrs
Reds 30mins -1.5 hrs
NB: These times are approximate and will vary subject to what you are mixing with, base color and energy charge as well as crystal size and purity.
5: What does " INVISIBLE NEUTRAL" actually mean?
Invisible Neutral is a term given to White Glow in the dark pigment powders that glow a color in the Dark. These are solid crystals that in an inert state are WHITE or an OFF White in color. You can ONLY mix these pigments with a CLEAR medium / liquid as any dyes will coat the pigments and stop them from charging effectively and emitting their glow brightly.
On White or OFF white surfaces they are virtually " invisible" hence the title.
Please note that working with Glow in the dark pigment Powders you need to be aware that they do need a light source to charge them. Their main excitation is from UV Rays ( Sun Light) so making sure they get plenty is vital.
DARK SURFACES: Dark colors actually SOAK IN light which in turn will diminish the glow from the crystals. White or Bright colors will reflect light making the crystal's charge better and also glow brighter from an optical view point.
With over 20 years in the industry we have seen and helped just about every project that people have come up with, our technical staff are available to help and support you in your project, giving technical information, even explaining in some cases the best ways to apply and use these pigments. We have worked with artists and creatives such as: Kelly Clarkson, John Poppleton, John Ditchfield, Lady Gaga, Bodan Bushal. - Business's like: Disney, Specialized Bikes, Film Studios, Toy Manufacturers, Universities, Pilkington Glass to name a few.
The MAGIC begins when the lights go out.
Once charged they glow in the dark without any light source.
Glomania is a MANUFACTURER, WHOLESALER and SELLER of Pigments and Powders to not only to you the customer but also resellers and art and craft stores all over the USA.
If you have a special project and you are not completely sure how to use our Glow in the dark Pigment Powder, we are only an email away. Also should you have any issue with our Glow in the Dark Pigment Powders. We are here to support you.
- GLOW IN THE DARK DAYTIME VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE NEUTRAL PIGMENT POWDER: Varying crystal grain sizes from ultra fine 5um up to Sand1-2mm . Suitable for slime, nails, resins, painting, fine arts, crafts
- Over 24 STRONTIUM ALUMINATE COLOR options to choose from. Highest and purest quality aluminate crystal formations that we can produce with EXTENDED Glow times and Brightness
- Non-radioactive, Inert and non-toxic pigment powders. Used in Airplane and Industrial ingress signs and safety plaques. High visibility in low light areas.
- Glomania Glow in the dark pigment Powders are treated and encapsulated to be used in water based and oil based applications. High temperature burn rates suitable for Glass Art
- Epoxy Resin art, tables, chairs, counter tops, jewelry, blown glass, automotive, art, posters, fine art, art and crafts, clothing, fishing lures, jigs, powder coat, paint
OVER 12 colors of Visible Glow in the Dark UV ReActive Black Light Pigment Powders
EASILY CHARGEABLE: Charge glow in the dark pigment powder in sunlight or any direct light source. For a fast and intensive charge, we highly suggest Sun light or UV Black Light. Making the pigment powder glow Brighter and Longer in the dark. Optimum charge nm for glow in the dark and UV Black light pigments is around 365-375nm. Glomania have specially produced Black Light 365nm bulbs for sale through its e-commerce platforms at substantially reduced prices. These pigments are used by and for:
- Nail Artists - Crafters - Glass Artists, Wood Workers
- Resin Art - Acrylic Art - Plastic Art - Glass Art
- Jewelry - Clothing - Omni Pods - Fashion - Art
- Lures - Fishing - Hunting - Automotive - Marine - Aquatics
Fluoresce Brilliantly Under UV Black Light or Glow in the Dark with NO LIGHT
1: Glow in the dark Day-time Invisible Neutral pigment powders:
These are a white in color and on a white to off white surface they are virtually invisible. These Glow their own color. Green is the most natural of colors, so this is also the brightest and longest glowing pigment powder.
2: Glow in the Dark Day-time Visible Glow in the dark pigment powders:
Colored and visible during the day and also glow in the Dark. Reds sometimes glow an orange red color.
Not all glow in the dark pigment powders glow the same length of time or brightness. Glow in the Day Neutral pigments glow longer than their counterpart Day Visible. Every color and micron size has its unique glow time and brightness. Strontium Aluminates have the longest glow that can last up to 24hrs plus depending on color and how the pigment is used and applied.
Glomania is a large scale manufacturer of Glow in the Dark Strontium Aluminate and Zinc Sulfide ( ZnsCu) pigment powder crystals. Packaged and distributed in the USA
Day Based Inorganic Pigment Powder that will ONLY Fluoresce under UV or UV Black Light yet Glow in the Dark also..
Creating Wickless WAX candles with Glow in the dark Strontium Aluminate Pigment Powders
Due to effective temperature ranges Glomania Glow in the dark Strontium Aluminate Neutral and Day Visible pigment powders can be mixed in a variety of heat sensitive mediums, WAX, GLASS, RESIN, POWDER COAT, FLUID BED.
Also because these are treated and coated other mediums like Water Based, Latex even Oil based liquids can be mixed together.
Super Fine 5um Watch Lume Glow in the dark
Glomania Glow in the Dark pigment's come in a variety of crystals sizes, from superfine 5um ideal for airbrush and watch lume to 1mm Sand crystals used in Star painting and Fish Lure lateral Lines.
You can mix with clear 320 powder coat to create Glow in the dark powder coating or even within homemade fluid bed kits for lead weight, shot and lure coating.
Glow in the Dark Pigment Powder Kits
Check out our range of Glow in the Dark and color changing Pigment powder kits. Everything from Gun Sight to Nail Art and Fishing Lure kits.
These kits are all gift packaged and contained within re-useable packaging and pots.