Photoluminescent materials incorporate inorganic phosphor molecules that absorb UV light, converts the light to energy that it then stores like a battery. The phosphors then release this energy in the form of light that is visible to human eye. Under proper conditions, this chemical process can go on for more than 1,000,000 cycles.
Unlike the glow-in-the-dark frisbees we used to throw around (zinc sulfide) that didn't glow very bright or for very long, modern PL materials charge more rapidly with less ambient light and glow for up to 12 hours ( strontium aluminate ). Our products are tested for durability and deliver maintenance free, fail-safe illumination.
Photoluminescent materials charge using energy from UV wavelength light. Direct sunlight is best. Close seconds are incandescent, halogen, florescent and LED's. Usually an hour is sufficient to fully charge most of our products.
i-Luminate has assembled the World's best manufacturers of Photoluminescent egress markings and raw materials. We deliver complete cost-effective solutions for every type of project. From a 64-story mixed-use tower in Boston to a single residential staircase. We want to help solve your egress safety issues, small or large.
Photoluminescent markings can be used anywhere people are moving within any type of built environment. Turn under-lit docks and gangways into easily navigable pathways in any marine environment.
Photoluminescent (PL) exit path markings are a relatively new type of Life Safety Improvement for a wide variety of applications including Commercial and Government Buildings, as well as Residential and Marine applications.
If you think adding vibrant photoluminescent color to your product would be a great enhancement, let us know how we can help.
Glass pavers with vibrant photoluminescent color inserts. Outdoor usage, environmentally stable in any weather conditions.
Indoors or Out. Make a bold statement with light without electricity.
Imagine apparel with vibrant glowing logos.
What would you like to make glow?
We have quite a collection of glowing items we have created over the years.
Did you ever wonder what a bright blue glowing bike would look like? Well, So did we.
Bright blue bike by day, glowing transport by night.
What PUMA Fanatic wouldn't want a glowing X-Ray of the famous cat on a T-shirt.
Photoluminescent Glass Pavers. Ambiance Glowing Glass Pavers can be installed indoor or out in walkways and paths to provide vibrant, all-night path-forward glow to light up any environment. Can be produced in a wide range of shapes and sizes.
Glowing ceramic tiles. Can be used indoors or out to add colorful glow to any aesthetic.
Somewhere along the way we co-developed an amazing set of photoluminescent plastisol silkscreen inks. Shirts shown in the Light. Check out the glow in the next photo.
Blink Ink Silkscreen inks offered the brightest, most vibrant day time colors coupled with unparalleled night time glow. Make a bold illuminating statement with your brand. People won't be able to blink when they see Blink Inks.