Glow in the dark wristbands are fast becoming trendy, especially among teenagers and those who enjoy social events. In the UK, Glow in the dark wristbands is the livewire of events and social gatherings. Besides the flashing disco lights and wild music, these wristbands add life and colors to a party.
Magic or Science, How Do These Tiny Wristbands Shine when the lights go out?
Glow in the dark wristbands may look small and simple. However, there is the real science behind the glow. It is almost certain that your darling wristbands are not the first to glow in the dark. Other items are ranging from the tiny little stars on your ceiling to the glow stickers on your wall.
Perhaps you may be suspecting a sinister magic trick? Well, I am not so much of a believer when it comes to magic. Conversely, I’ll tell you that there is no magic trick or swing of the wand. The glow is pure science and very understandable. Yes! Luminescence is the scientific process of making things glow in the dark. Amazingly, some animals are naturally endowed with the ability to glow in the dark. Remember those fireflies that made us marvel in our early years as children? There are also fishes and other sea creatures with the ability to glow in the dark.
The Magic Substance
If your wish to call it magic, but the name is phosphors. The addition of this substance to your bracelet enables them to store up energy from the sun and emit light in the dark. They can also absorb energy from other sources that emit bright lights. There are different forms of luminescence like bioluminescence, chemiluminescence, phosphorescence, and radioluminescence.
You may not come across many bioluminescence living things order than the fireflies in your lifetime. But, you will certainly come across glow-in-the-dark wristbands more often than usual. They light up space at night parties, concerts, and music festivals.
Why is Glow in the Dark Wristbands Suddenly Becoming Trendy?
The wristbands are made of silicone and they are very durable. They are also very flexible and supports everyday use. They are waterproof and you can use them even in the shower. Glow-in-the-dark wristbands are suitable for both adults and teens. You can wear them on almost all occasions, from working out to swimming, to events, or even as a simple fashion statement. They also come in a variety of colors. No matter what your best color is, there is a glow bracelet for you.
To glow, these bracelets need to absorb light first. Therefore, expose them to direct sunlight or under a bright light for up to 30 minutes. Once the lights go out, you’ll have a shiny bracelet all radiant in the darkness.
Glow in dark wristbands is relatively cheap and stylish. They can come in handy when you want to upgrade your awareness campaigns and raise funds. So, when next you see those little flashing rings at the party, don’t be amazed. I know you now understand what makes them tick. It’s simply science at play.