What makes a fluorescent bulb glow?

Answer Fluorescent bulbs rely on the ionization and luminescence of argon and mercury vapors that act as a filament. Electrical current regulated through these gasses ionizes the gas and emits ultraviolet... Read More »

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What makes glow in the dark things glow?

Three main ways. Radioactive, light absorbing material and chemical reaction.Radioactive: In the good old days say before the 80's or 70's they used Radium. They painted watch & clock dials and ins... Read More »

What makes glow-in-the-dark stars glow?

Glow-in-the-dark stars are a fun toy for children because they remain glowing in a seemingly magical fashion. The technology behind glow-in-the-dark toys extends to many other day-to-day items.Glow... Read More »

What makes glow sticks glow ?

Glow sticks glow when a chemical reaction occurs between the solutions oxalate and anthracene. When the liquids are combined, shaking the glow stick will produce a chemical reaction and a glow thro... Read More »

What is a compact fluorescent light bulb?

A compact fluorescent light bulb is a type of fluorescent lighting that can be used in most household lamp fixtures. The light bulb uses less energy than a traditional incandescent light bulb and h... Read More »