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Old 05-04-2014, 11:44 AM
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I was just looking at my Z glo flx challenger, and I was wondering something. I played a glow tourney last year with a guy that used little LED lights, that were just a bulb and wires. He had a couple small flat batteries and taped the bulbs to them. I was wondering if you can buy the UV bulbs this way, and tape them to a glow disc. It would make the discs glow all night rather than just a few minutes. Thoughts?
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:28 PM
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I'm not sure why you'd tape small LED UV lights to your glow discs. If you're going to do that just use these:
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:32 PM
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If you don't want to do the option shown above, here's what I've done
  • Pack of LEDs for pretty cheap at Radio Shack
  • CR2032 batteries from a dollar store (3 packs for $1 at Dollar Tree, I think - Brock, ask Jeff Worley, he's the one who knew which store it was - it is near Boone)
  • Electrical tape to tape the LEDs onto the battery - I cut the LED wires down (keeping the differing lengths) to make sure they aren't longer than the battery
  • Clear duct tape to tape the whole thing on the disc
When storing, keep the batteries separate so they don't discharge their power. I keep the electrical tape on them to make sure.

I think I bought enough to make more than 20 lights for about ten dollars
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:43 PM
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I'm not sure why you'd tape small LED UV lights to your glow discs. If you're going to do that just use these:
Yea I have a couple of those. I just figured it may be cool to have a glow disc that stayed glowing.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:45 PM
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everyone in my winter glow series was switching to glow duct tape
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:48 PM
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Yea I have heard good things about that, too. And much cheaper than the marine tape.
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I bag some glow discs in my everyday bag (Champ Teebird, Glo Buzzz, Champ Wraith, Glo Stalker, Champ Destroyer, Champ Firebird), so when Glow Season comes around I'm usually set. I did use glow duct tape on my putters though. Really the only way to go.
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When I first started with glow I used 1" glow sticks for fishing from Wal-Mart. Bright, but they die after 6-8 hours. $1 for 5. I went to flat lights last year. Loved them however in retrospect they don't shine well when the disc lands upside down. And when the battery dies you throw away a good light. About 12 hours use. But they do work on lighter star/esp/fusion plastic and are pretty bright from the top. $0.86 each when ordered in bulk at Extremeglow.com. This year I switched to red led in bulk and CR2025 flat batteries. Super bright, taping them shines the light on edge of disc so you get about 2"+ of a lit edge. You can see equally well from top or bottom. This set up is the best light show for glow. When battery dies throw it away and LED is still good. Only downer is that you must remove each time you play to save battery life. $6 for 100 LEDS, $5 for 10 batteries both on eBay free shipping. And in a pinch I use the glow duct tape. Crazy bright, lasting glow much better than glow discs, perfect for your favorite putters or for loaning to friends. $6? At Walmart. Happy throwing.

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Old 05-06-2014, 05:28 AM
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I always carry glo rocs and a glo firebird.

Pretty much all I need for an impromptu glow round.
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I was wondering if you can buy the UV bulbs this way, and tape them to a glow disc. It would make the discs glow all night rather than just a few minutes. Thoughts?
Yes it can be done, but too little amount of power to make any more than the tiny spot where the bulb is glow.

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