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like EVERY black light I see says UV..
Then SOME of hte cold cathodes of blue / yellow say UV, but others dont..

So what is UV? I was thinking it was black light, but now I dunno..

I wanna go with a yellow/blue lighted color scheme, but I also wanna dye my water.. However UV dye wont do **** will it?
 

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like EVERY black light I see says UV..
Then SOME of hte cold cathodes of blue / yellow say UV, but others dont..

So what is UV? I was thinking it was black light, but now I dunno..

I wanna go with a yellow/blue lighted color scheme, but I also wanna dye my water.. However UV dye wont do **** will it?

Ultra Violet, it only allows certain rays to escape from the Bulb which makes the Blacklight effect, anything that says UV either reacts to or emits the abilities of a Black Light.

Use only UV Die on your water, you will get a very cool effect.
 

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UV dye won't work without a UV light. you can pick these up at any party store, etc. i think they make lightbulbs with UV light in mind, and without UV light, the dye won't glow.
 

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Originally Posted by Towlieee

like EVERY black light I see says UV..
Then SOME of hte cold cathodes of blue / yellow say UV, but others dont..

So what is UV? I was thinking it was black light, but now I dunno..

I wanna go with a yellow/blue lighted color scheme, but I also wanna dye my water.. However UV dye wont do **** will it?

UV means Ultra violet. It doesn just light up, but it also makes UV reactive things like fans, cables, and mobo slots glow under the light.

Non UV lights just light up in whatever color they are. Thats UV reactive cables glowing under a UV Black Light.
 

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UV light is ultra violet radiation, it's slightly above visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum. You've got UV reactive materials that when hit by UV light become "excited" and raise the level of the electrons in the atoms to a point where they break down and fall back lower on the energy levels, and when they fall back down they release pent up energy in the form of light.
 

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Damn..

A black light woulden't work very well with regular lighst would it?

I plan on using 7 blue led or blue cathode fans, and 2 12" yellow lights..
However I want my hoses to not just be clear liquid... I'd like blue or yellow, but danger den dont carry it..
Guess im stuck ordering from another site, now im up to 6 sites ><
 

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aren't the particles released photons? or is that only with fluorescent lights? because when the atoms get excited, they break down, and in the process give off 1 photon for each breakdown....me thinking, i think i'm right, but correct me if i'm wrong.
 

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Damn..

A black light woulden't work very well with regular lighst would it?

I plan on using 7 blue led or blue cathode fans, and 2 12" yellow lights..
However I want my hoses to not just be clear liquid... I'd like blue or yellow, but danger den dont carry it..
Guess im stuck ordering from another site, now im up to 6 sites ><
all but the very best black lights produce some visible light. its usually not very bright and blue/purple
 

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aren't the particles released photons? or is that only with fluorescent lights? because when the atoms get excited, they break down, and in the process give off 1 photon for each breakdown....me thinking, i think i'm right, but correct me if i'm wrong.

all light is from photons, from radio waves to visible to UV to gamma. and its not the atom breaking down its the electron expanding its orbit and slowing down and giving off energy. when an atom breaks down thats radioactivity.
 
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