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Just don't smash trees!
But for real, we remove the lights and batteries after every round. The only time we had a problem last year was the -20 or whatever it got to...the batteries were dimming. The Scotch 33+ didn't fail though!
Also, I'm not a big fan of what UV light does to the eyes. The red LED don't mess up the eyes to the point where you need minutes to adjust back
Truth be told, I’m a little leery of getting Amazon/chinesium UV direct light anywhere near my eyes. Who knows what other cool spectra those give off. I figure reflected off of stuff like dirt and trees shouldn’t be too bad.
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:37 PM
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Truth be told, I’m a little leery of getting Amazon/chinesium UV direct light anywhere near my eyes. Who knows what other cool spectra those give off. I figure reflected off of stuff like dirt and trees shouldn’t be too bad.
Truth. I yell at people when they charge their discs up haphazardly and shine everyone in the face. So annoying. I just hold mine at my waist, shine downwards, and look away.

I also think glow discs are generally easier to follow through the flight. Especially putters or high speed drivers. Sometimes, if you throw at the right angle, all you can see of the disc is the rim, which the LED light struggles to get through. Not an issue when the rim itself is glowing.
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:47 PM
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It's the cold that makes me not like LEDs - no matter how well you tape it on, it's going to fall off after 10, 20 tree smashes in 10 degree weather, unless you re-tape every single round, which is a total pita. So much less work to just grab a UV light.
Truth be told I only tape them up once, plus + sign pattern underside, and the tape stays on until the battery eventually dies a year or so later. Rain, snow or whatever it is very rare that the tape comes off during play. Turn LED on for throw, turn it off once retrieved to make battery last. Usually put a fresh LED on the discs at the start of fall/winter glow each year.

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Truth. I yell at people when they charge their discs up haphazardly and shine everyone in the face. So annoying. I just hold mine at my waist, shine downwards, and look away.
This most definitely, please be aware of others on your card or on the course when charging. I do the same, put the light right on the surface of the disc and look away as I run it around a few seconds. Frustrating when someone else is careless and blinds everyone else while charging.

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Old 09-14-2019, 09:09 AM
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I like to use mostly transparent discs... champion plastic... for my glow discs that way if the disc lands upside down it still shines in the dark. I found some two inch wide clear Gorilla tape which I found works best for taping the LED lite to the top of the disc. Also I found if you just push on the bottom of the disc it is much easier to turn the lites on and off.
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:32 PM
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Truth be told, I’m a little leery of getting Amazon/chinesium UV direct light anywhere near my eyes. Who knows what other cool spectra those give off. I figure reflected off of stuff like dirt and trees shouldn’t be too bad.
You should be. UV light is bad for your eyes.
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:29 PM
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Picked up a 166 DX Glow Valk today. What a sweet flyer in DX plastic, and the glow blows the socks off my Comet and Buzzz.
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:17 PM
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Picked up a 166 DX Glow Valk today. What a sweet flyer in DX plastic, and the glow blows the socks off my Comet and Buzzz.
Yeah, I don't know why but every Discraft glow disc I've ever had has been pretty lousy at glowing.
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First round last night. In case anyone cares, here’s the takeaways:

-for some reason, the fossils that run the league are anti-lit-baskets. This, to me, almost ruined the night. It’s just not fun pitching at the basket blind in the dark woods and 4-putting.

-glow discs work great, so far I see no need for lights. The Discraft glows weren’t amazing but never spent any appreciable time looking for them.

-for an OS/forehand driver I used a Star Thunderbird with glow tape. The glow tape glowed better than any of the glow discs. It was a dry night, we’ll see if the adhesive holds up to rain golf.

-The Thunderbird also fluoresces under UV, which is great for finding it, but also means you’re liable to blind yourself while charging the glow tape.

-every one of the “UV” lights that people used still has a LOT of visible spectrum light, which means you’re going to get your night vision trashed by people charging discs, and even if you don’t....

-...everyone brought their umpteen billion lumen LED white flashlights instead of a more appropriate dimmer, red light for pathfinding, and used them all the time, so night vision never really got a chance.

Overall, I had fun, but especially the two elements of the un-illuminated baskets and the idiots with flashlights really put a damper on the experience, for me.


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Oh also, had a good showing of Aurora when we got back to the parking lot. But after taking 3 hours to play 18 and 4-putting the last hole, I wasn’t in much mood to watch.
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