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Posted: 4/26/2001 10:36:26 AM EDT
Hey guys check out this web site for a new type of phosphor material. After being exposed to light for 10 min, it continues to glow visibily for as long as 15 hours! That's much, much better than anything else so far.... [url]http://www.nichia.co.jp/glow-e.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 10:49:06 AM EDT
why bother when you can use Tritium, which is good for 10 or 15 years?
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 10:59:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By peregrine: why bother when you can use Tritium, which is good for 10 or 15 years?
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The tritium is a radioactive (a beta or electron emitter) gas that is contained in a small glass vial with a phosphor lining to generate light. A long duration phosphor paint would be easier to apply, cheaper and asts "forever". It can also be used for all sorts of other things like emergency signs that can be read at night, during power failure, etc.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 11:11:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By User556: Hey guys check out this web site for a new type of phosphor material. After being exposed to light for 10 min, it continues to glow visibily for as long as 15 hours! That's much, much better than anything else so far.... [url]http://www.nichia.co.jp/glow-e.htm[/url]
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but is it as bright as Trijicons? And I know it won't work after coming out of a dark place where it's been for a while...like say a holster.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 11:13:04 AM EDT
Your assumption that it is better than tritium is flawed. You don't have to compromise light discipline to "power up" your sights with tritium. Tritium doesn't dim over a few hours after exposure to the light source. Tritium won't chip off. Tritium sight tubes don't dissolve in any gun cleaning chemicals. The stuff you propose shows "..[e]xcellent stability against heat, weather and chemicals." Which chemicals? Give me tritium any day.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 11:30:05 AM EDT
Try getting some Gun Scrubber on Trijicon sights and see what happens to the white ring.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 11:52:40 AM EDT
Are those tritium sights on your .38 or your .22?
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 12:05:49 PM EDT
LOL Imbro is getting exposed! BTW, what key do you use to get that letter that is between the "g" and "i" in Imbroglio's name? I cant find a symbol like that on my keyboard.....
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 12:19:41 PM EDT
[url]www.trijicon-inc.com/images/NightSightsspecs.GIF[/url] Geez, I am just trying to help out by warning people that Gun Scrubber dissolves silicone rubber, which is what the tritium capsules are surrounded by.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 12:45:17 PM EDT
Oh no you don't. If Imbroglio exposes himself, I want nothing to do with it.
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 12:50:02 PM EDT
I like tritium sights but I have always wondered about the radiation. Is it safe to expose one's self for hours: sleeping next to, wearing, and cleaning. I know it is supposed to be safe but. I have never heard any debate about tritium from a health standpoint. I would like to know the safety exposure threshold of this type of radiation. Until then my night time accruacy will be determind by mutiple 30 round Mags.
Link Posted: 4/27/2001 9:22:42 AM EDT
I like tritium sights but I have always wondered about the radiation..
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There are some transport, export regulations for tritium but it is not a very dangerous isotope. It emits beta particles, which is just another name for electrons. They don't have enough energy to go through a sheet of paper much less the window of the night sight. The electrons from the tritium hits a phosphor layer which emits light (just the way a TV or monitor works).
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