How do some wristbands glow in the dark?

Wherever you go, you want your identity to show. In the daytime, your clothes, your hairstyle and your appearance can get you the attention you crave for. But what about at night?  Here come glow-in-the-dark wristbands to your rescue. Glow-in-the-dark wristbands shine brightly at night attracting the attention of everyone towards you. That is why Glow-in-the-dark wristbands are a big hit at concerts, rock shows, events and late-night parties.

But what are Glow-in-the-dark wristbands?

Glow-in-the-dark wristbands

Glow-in the-dark wristbands are light-emitting bracelets or wristbands. They are made of silicone rubber tubes with chemicals inside that make them glow when they glow in the dark, they attract the attention with their dazzling light and create excitement all around. Glow-in the-dark wristbands are a big hit at events, concerts, parties, and festive celebrations. They are also used by several companies for their promotional purposes.

How do Glow-in-the-dark wristbands glow?

Glow-in-the-dark wristbands are made of silicone rubber tubes that emit light on their own. They do not need an external energy source to light them up. This is because they use chemicals to produce light. This process is called chemiluminescence. The chemicals are safe and harmless as they are encapsulated within the rubber tube. The chemicals combine to get activated only when the Glow-in-the-dark wristband is worn and snapped shut. Once the light turns on, it cannot be switched off. The glow in the Glow-in-the-dark wristbands lasts for nearly 12 hours. So when you wear your Glow-in-the-dark wristbands, you can keep glowing till the party goes on.

What are Glow-in-the-dark wristbands made up of to make them glow?

Glow-in-the-dark wristbands contain chemicals called phosphors. Phosphors have a tendency to glow in the dark through their unique property of phosphorescence. That is why they are made use of in Glow-in-the-dark wristbands. Phosphors absorb light during the day and radiate them at night. That is why they are used on TV screens or in neon signs and fluorescent lights. And now also in Glow-in-the-dark wristbands.

Phosphors have 3 main features. They need an energy source to be energized. They need time to glow after being charged. Thirdly, they emit only a particular colour or wavelength of light. Here when phosphors are used in Glow-in-the-dark wristbands, they use natural sunlight to get charged. The amount of time they take to glow depends on the type of chemical used. The colour of the Glow-in-the-dark wristbands also depends on the type of phosphor it uses. Multicolour Glow-in-the-dark wristbands use a mixture of chemicals.

Usually, the common phosphors used in Glow-in-the-dark wristbands are Zinc Sulfide or Strontium Aluminate. Strontium aluminate glows for a longer time and is used for those Glow-in-the-dark wristbands that are used for all-night events or parties.

These phosphors are usually sealed in a flexible tube made of plastic or silicone. They are usually vacuum -sealed and hence totally safe. They should never be broken while being handled by children.

The silicone tubes used in the Glow-in-the-dark wristbands are totally latex-free and non-allergic. they are safe to be used by children. Because of the silicone material, they are flexible and can be easily slapped on the arm or taken off. There are no latches or catches in the Glow-in-the-dark wristbands and they are made of totally child-safe material. Glow-in-the-dark wristbands can be customized by printing them in different colours or embossing lettering on them.

Glow-in-the-dark wristbands are a big hit at every event and show.