“I have a light on in my room all day, why is my glow art not bright at night?”

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“I have a light on in my room all day, why is my glow art not bright at night?”

There’s no trick to charging glow art and getting it to glow brightly, it’s easy!

The brightness of different room lights vary widely. You need to use a bright light not a dim one!

Charging is more about light quality and less about the length of time you charge it for.

The paint is constantly discharging light even during the day, when you can’t see the glow.

For this reason charging it up all day isn't going to make it brighter at night.

Using a bright room light and if possible getting direct light onto your mural will give you a bright glow. You’ll only need 10 minutes of charging with a bright light at most.

Then let your eyes adjust a little and view the art in a dark room.


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  • Esther on

    Hi there!

    CFL’s are compact fluorescent light bulbs, the twisty looking energy saving ones. I use CFL’s to charge my art the most, here in New Zealand they are easy to buy.
    I’ve also used bright LED’s and other bright lights and they have all worked well.

    If you have a basement just make sure the area is well lit and not dim, shadowed etc. A floor lamp is an easy fix if you need more light.

    Esther :)

  • HMH on
    My apologies- I misunderstood what the CFL bulb actually is and realize now that it’s the same thing as what we call fluorescent tubes.. I will look for a ‘cold’ unit for charging I guess as there is no natural light in this room..
  • hMh on

    U keep saying a “bright light” but dont specify what that means exactly….from reading reviews on Amazon I understand that LED does not work that well… can you please explain what CFL is and what type of bulbs work best to charge? Do u recommend a fluorescent bright stick over bedroom lamp light (not incandescent but newer household bulbs ). Should I buy a black light bulb? Many thanks! Your artwork is lovely.


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