Moonglow vs. Kirinite GITD

If your topic has nothing to do with Spyderco, you can post it here.
User avatar
jabba359
Member
Posts: 4537
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:07 pm
Location: North Hollywood, CA U.S.A. Earth
Contact:

Moonglow vs. Kirinite GITD

Postby jabba359 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:38 pm

I picked up 1/8" thick pieces of both Moonglow and Kirinite glow-in-the-dark materials to make scales out of. Although both were sold as 1/8" thick, the Moonglow is 0.164" and the Kirinite is 0.128" thick. As for the materials themselves, the Moonglow is more opaque and yellower (even accounting for the thickness difference).

This isn't to demonstrate actual brightness, as there are too many variables (end viewers' monitor calibration, iris dilation of the real-life viewer, etc). Rather, this is a comparison of brightness relative to each other over time.

I shot this at ISO640, 1/48th shutter, and on a 50mm at f1.4. Moonglow is on the left, Kirinite on the right.

Here they are after about 3 minutes of charging in front of the black light.
Image

And then I shut off the light.

0 seconds
Image

1 second
Image

5 seconds
Image

10 seconds
Image

30 seconds
Image

45 seconds
Image

60 seconds
Image

2 minutes
Image

3 minutes
Image

I also took an exposure at 5 and 7 minutes, but was limited to 10 pictures for this post. While they both look fairly dim in the last couple pictures, they were brighter to my darkness-adjusted eyes (with the Moonglow obviously brighter than the Kirinite). Even in a normally lit room, I can cup my hands over the two materials and peek in and the Moonglow has a noticeable glow to it while the Kirinite has barely any.

While I think Kirinite is offering some interesting materials and patterns, when it comes to glow power, Moonglow is the vastly superior product.
-Kyle

:spyder:
Latest arrivals: Magnitude, EuroEdge, 40th Anniversary Native

http://www.spydiewiki.com

User avatar
Evil D
Member
Posts: 16541
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:48 pm
Location: Northern KY

Postby Evil D » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:43 pm

I don't have any use for this, but cool test anyway.
SHARPEN IT LIKE YOU LOVE IT, USE IT LIKE YOU HATE IT
~David

eric m.
Member
Posts: 836
Joined: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:50 pm

Postby eric m. » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:26 am

Bought a blue glow scale from Kryptoglow for my ZT 0550! They are also pretty good! :)


Return to “Off-Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 11 guests