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Default Best way to 'Charge" glow discs?

So i got the blu-glo Z Crank for Christmas and in the event i actually go to play some night golf im wondering what the best way to get light absorbed to the disc is. I don't wanna use any lamps or flashlights (unless they're LED) because im afraid the heat would deform the disc.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:51 PM
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:54 PM
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I have no personal experience in the matter but I very strongly doubt that a pocket-size UV flashlight (aka black light) could possibly deform a disc.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:21 PM
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I use a portable black light. Just rub it over the disc and go. $7 on Amazon. They make more powerful ones that will charge you for longer, but mine suits me just fine. LED flashlights won't warp your disc either, but they take longer and will blind you.
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Here is a 21 LED UV Flashlight, for 7.50 shipped from feebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-21-...item58a35ad5c0

I use this exact same light, and it will charge a disc with one pass over.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:31 PM
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UV lights are king. It's hard to buy a flashlight anymore that's not LED, and I can't really think of any reason to buy incandescent, unless you have stock in Energizer.
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I have a 51 LED UV flashlight I bought on ebay for about 10 bucks. Works great. High powered. You also need to get the glasses to protect your eyes when you use it. 5 bucks to protect your vision. Better safe than sorry.
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Keep in mind that not all UV flashlights are created equal. Just because it has a bunch of LED's on the head, it doesn't mean that any of them are charging your disc up efficiently. Without getting all science geeky on this subject, the critical aspect of UV lighting (as it pertains to longevity of glow times) is the nm value (nanometers) associated with the output. Ideally you'd want something between the 365-400 nm range to hold a good charge and be effective enough to not have to continually glow your disc up.

IMO, an LED and a coin battery is the best way to go. You can charge your glow disc up with a standard UV or regular LED flashlight and always know that if/when the glow fades you've got the LED as a fallback plan.
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Thanks everyone! how long do you let it charge for?
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