Embrite™ Glow Rods
Are you searching for glow in the dark material to integrate into your latest product, or do you simply want to make an awesome one-off glow fob or locator? TEC Accessories is now offering our proprietary Embrite™ material for whatever application you need! That's right, this cutting edge technology is now available to the general public, and will outlast and outshine anything on the market. Our Embrite™ material will glow for up to 12 hours when exposed to sunlight or UV light.
Available in our standard green glow color, this impressive material will amaze you with the intensity of its glow. You will not find anything brighter, this is the material you want for your next project. And if you're planning to integrate Embrite™ into an OEM application, contact us for discounted pricing!
Available Glow Rod Diameters:
- 1/4" [6.35 mm] Diameter
- 3/8" [9.53 mm] Diameter
- 1/2" [12.7 mm] Diameter
Available Glow Rod Lengths:
- 2-1/2" [63.5 mm] Long
- 5" [127 mm] Long
- 7-1/2" [190.5 mm] Long
What you get:
- (1) Embrite™ glow rod in your choice of diameter and length
- Packaged in a protective plastic tube
Glow Color: Green
- Diameter: +/- .010"
- Length: +/- .125"
Surface finish: We have optimized our manufacturing process to provide the finest uniformity and surface finish possible, however there may be small inclusions or scratches in the final product that are unavoidable during the manufacturing process. This will have no effect on the performance of the product, and will not be visible during the glow effect.
The process used to provide the desired glow effect is based on a charge/discharge cycle. You must first charge the Embrite™ rod with light, which is then stored and slowly discharged. In order to achieve the best possible results from the material, please review the following tips regarding light exposure and charging times.
Embrite™ is the cutting edge of resin based phosphorescent composite material available today. This proprietary material is manufactured using a "trade secret" process and is the brightest glowing material available anywhere on the planet, ensuring we provide the brightest glow rod possible. The rod itself charges most effectively when exposed to the UV portion of the light spectrum. Sunlight does an excellent job as a charging source, as well as UV lights and CFL bulbs but the material will also absorb an appreciable charge when exposed to indoor room light. Increased exposure time to a light source will increase the initial brightness of the glow and extend the time the material remains glowing. The brighter the charging source, the brighter the rod will glow!
Embrite™ that is charged in ordinary sunlight or room light for an extended period will have a noticeable glow when the lights are turned off, and will diminish gradually over the course of several hours until the energy it stored while charging is totally depleted. Although the glow intensity will fade considerably over a long duration of time, it is not uncommon to still see a recognizable glow after 8-12 hours, especially with dark-adapted vision in a completely dark environment. This charging and discharging cycle can be performed an infinite number of times.
It is important to note however, that if you view the material in normal room light IT WILL NOT GLOW! It must be dark in order to see the glow effect. This may seem obvious, but the brighter the ambient light is, the lower the intensity of the Embrite™ glow. Conversely, the darker the ambient room light is, the brighter the glow effect will appear. If you view Embrite™ outside at night, it will not be as bright if you view it on a lighted city street as compared to a dark country road. These distinctions are important to clarify, in order to accurately represent your expectations of Embrite™
Embrite™ is a resin based phosphorescent composite material, and is easily cut to desired lengths. You can use a standard hacksaw to cut the rods, which leaves a relatively smooth cut edge. It can be sanded to eliminate any rough edges or cuts, but you should avoid any modification to the finished, outer diameter. Any dust or material scrap resulting from cutting or modification can be easily discarded, as Embrite™ is essentially non-toxic in its finished state. However we do not recommend ingesting the material either orally or from breathing any dust created during the cutting process. We therefore suggest that you wear protective eyewear and avoid breathing any dust particles during the modification process.