Do you remember that fantastic party that you’ve been to, and you enter this dark room filled with UV lights? All of a sudden, your friend whips out this glow in the dark bong out of nowhere, totally transforming your sesh.
Others also call this type of bong a UV reactive glass bong. It’s like your regular glass bong, but the only difference is that you have a phosphorescent glass material. By adding
Depending on the level of skill and creativity of the glassblower, the phosphorescence can be found throughout the bong, or in specific shapes, patterns, and adornments.
Take, for example, this Pulsar UV Green mini bong. It glows from the mouth down to the neck, and from the joint straight to the downstem. The water chamber is the only part that doesn’t glow. Imagine what this piece would look like if it’s entirely phosphorescent.
It’s going to be plain and boring, right? The glass artisan needs to create patterns and shapes to make a glow in the dark water bong interesting and stimulating during your session. Something that Empire Glassworks took seriously with their Nova Oak Tree Perk Bong.
Water pipe makers usually add a material to the glass that absorbs light. The intensity of the glow will depend on the amount of light-absorbing material added to the glass. To make them glow, the glass needs to “charge” by collecting as much light as possible, preferably natural light. The more intense and the longer the exposure, the brighter and stronger the glow will be.
Once everybody’s ready, turn out the lights and turn on your UV lamp. Soon enough, you’ll see your bong glow, creating a magnificent illumination display that is visually stimulating and satisfying.
Of course, silicone’s not going to fall behind! There is also great glow in the dark silicone bongs that are perfect for those who are extra clumsy in the dark. No worries about breaking the bong as you pass it in the dark. Hey, it’s a feat worthy of an award, passing a glow in the dark bong when the only thing that you can see is the bong!
Using a glow in the dark bong is the same as you would any other bong, with one difference: the charging time. Before you use your glow in the dark bong in a dark room with a blacklight on, you have to expose it to light for 3-6 hours. Natural light is better, but an intense LED light shining directly on the bong will be enough to charge it.
If your glow in the dark bong isn’t glowing, get a different light source. Sometimes, depending on the quality of the phosphorescent material, some need intense light to recharge. If you need to use it at night, keep it by a sunny window during the afternoon, then under intense light when the sun goes down. It’s best to appreciate its glow in the dark properties minutes after.
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