How long does it glow in the dark when exposed to light? , how
long do the dots glow in the complete dark if left in a gun safe for days on end?
I'll try to simplify.
Glow-On made of inorganic matter but behaves somehow like it is alive.
It absorbs light and in return it emits glow, this is called a glow cycle.
The brighter the light it absorbs, the brighter and longer the the glow it emits.
If you store your gun in side a safe, the Glow-On is like dormant, but, it will charge in a couple of second under a small tactical led lamp.
How long does the glow last?
A glow cycle goes like this:
Firs it absorbs light, a couple of seconds under a 9 led flashlight will get it glowing. It glows super bright for about the first 5 minutes. For the next 30-40 minutes the glow fades to a level where it can be perceived only in the dark. After that, for the next 6-8 hours it emits a whitish ghost glow clearly visible in the dark, if you have been in the dark for thirty minutes and your eyes are adapted to night vision.
*Some reviews to the fact that it only glows for 5 minutes are referring to the first stage of the glow.
In the presence of daylight, Glow-On remains charged, or it will charge instantaneously when you unholster your firearm, if you enter an enclosed area like a barn, your home, etc. your sights are very bright, saving brain cycles so you can focus on the task at hand.
So what is the real advantage of having Glow-on on your sights?
Well, white paint, colored paint or just plain military style iron sights don't glow.
So Glow-On adds something extra to he equation, for the price of a fast food lunch.
How long will the paint last?
I will last for at least ten years, the glow cycle can be repeated millions of times with no efficiency change.
Do I have to apply it often?
Not at all.
How do I take care of it?
After you apply it to your sights, you let it dry for 24 hours, apply a couple of layers of transparent nail polish to give it a smooth surface, that's it.
Just wipe the residue after a shooting session at the range with a wet paper towel.
What is Glow-On?
It is a concentrated premium phosphorescent paint made with special resins and solids, it dries solid to the consistency of synthetic cement, it is non flammable, non radioactive, non toxic.
What Glow-On is not.
Glow on is not a substitute for tritium, laser sights, red or green dots, scopes, night vision, tactical lamps or common sense. It can double as night sights, if you know how to use it, we don't recommend anyone to go into the dark shooting shadows, you'll need light, a tactical lamp or your home lights to see what you are about shoot.
It can also be used along some of this systems.
Is it perfect?
No it is not, but neither are the systems mentioned above, they will fail and Glow-On is not the exception (Murphy's law).