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DIY Blacklight Ink
by Philippines in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Scribe a classified message, create an eye-catching party decoration or create anything else you want with blacklight ink. Blacklight ink is composed of a substance that absorbs the rays from blacklight, making them visible. With basic materials, you can create blacklight ink and compose a glowing letter or draw a luminous image. Simply hold a blacklight over your writing or drawing to illuminate
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Blacklight Uses
by gnirpaz in Home & Garden
Black lights emit long wave ultraviolet (UV) light that allows materials and substances invisible to the human eye under normal lighting to fluoresce and produce visible color and light. Black lights are most known as novelty items used for lighting blacklight posters and fluorescent objects or for blacklight parties with glow-in-the-dark paint, the color of which is only visible under black light
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Blacklight Tricks
by undeinpirat in Home & Garden
Most colors react to near-ultraviolet light in some way; blacklights simply make those fluorescent reactions visible by excluding the reactions from lower wavelengths. You don't have to look far to find phosphorescent and blacklight-reactive paint --- the trick is apply them in a tasteful and interesting way that will allow your psychedelic space to truly transcend its boundaries. A Change of P

How to Make Blacklight Ink
by The_Eclectic1 in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Writing secret messages with invisible ink is easy to do if you have a black light to decode the message. Many household substances like detergent and petroleum jelly contain phosphors, which are able to absorb invisible radiation and convert it into visible light that your eyes can detect. In this case, the phosphors absorb ultraviolet radiation from the black light and give off visible light, cr
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How to Make UV Blacklight Ink
by qba73 in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Blacklight ink absorbs ultraviolet radiation and releases it as visible light. Ink's fluorescent chemicals include complex, organic molecules (4,4′-Diaminostilbene-2,2′-disulfonate). You may well already have them in your house--in laundry detergent. Detergent includes these fluorescent whitening agents to brighten clothes. Their traces on fabric responds to the sun's UV radiation. The
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How to Do Blacklight Puppets
by zdyne in Arts & Entertainment
Picture it: A dark room filled with anxious audience members, waiting to see a puppet show and wondering who turned out all the lights. Then your puppets appear on stage, seeming to glow and float through the air. That is the magic of blacklight puppetry. If you're already an experienced puppeteer, adding blacklight to your show brings a new dimension of audience enjoyment. Follow these simple ste

How to Use a Blacklight With GloFish
by Scott Smith in Pets
Genetically engineered fluorescent zebrafish have made their way into the pet trade as GloFish. "Fluorescent zebrafish were originally bred to help detect environmental pollutants," reports the Glofish website. "By adding a natural fluorescence gene to the fish, scientists hoped to one day quickly and easily determine when a waterway is contaminated." Available in every state except California, th

What Shows Up Under a Blacklight
by pad in Home & Garden
A lot of everyday materials glow under a black light. The ultraviolet light emitted by black light is absorbed by fluorescent substances and re-emitted, making a longer wavelength of light visible and making the fluorescent substances look as if they glow. Paper, Jelly and BeveragesWhite paper shines under black light because of the florescent chemicals added to whiten the paper. Petroleum jell

How to Blacklight a Room
by Soccer55 in Home & Garden
Black lights create a dim light that causes white and light-colored items to take on a glowing appearance. The lights are also used to bring out the designs in black light posters. If you would like to turn a room in your home into a black light room, the process is as simple as installing any new lighting fixture. Once you install the black lights, you can have that glow-in-the-dark look any time
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How to Make a Blacklight
by john in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Blacklights are both entertaining and useful. They can make posters glow, detect blood and other crime scene evidence, and even sterilize food and water. When you make your own black light out of LEDs, you can use it nearly anywhere. Install it in a picture frame to make a painting glow, put it in a flashlight for portable light or wire it into a light fixture for party lighting.Difficulty:EasyIns
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