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Tritium Glowring Keychain 5482

Hero Member Posts: 879
Tritium Glowring Keychain
« on: November 29, 2008, 04:24:37 PM »
I'm scared  :ahhh but interested  :drool:
Is this really safe ?

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.6830

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No Life Club Posts: 4,783 I miss Benner
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 04:49:28 PM »
I actually have had mine now for 4 years and going way strong. i keep it on my keys and when camping you would be amazed on how well you find your keys. Go for it. It is safe.

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 05:59:26 PM »
If you saw it open and then inhale the gas you might be in trouble. Otherwise they're safe and probably good for ten years of light.

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
No Life Club Posts: 3,699 Smells like tar and smoke.
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 06:01:39 PM »
pph thats somethin i have drooled over a long time to.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 06:08:17 PM »
Me wanteth :gimme:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 06:10:22 PM »
I'd want a brighter one really. Actually I'd like some of the smaller brighter vials for inserting into stuff.

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
Sr. Member Posts: 305
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008, 06:12:19 PM »
buy ten hundred of them, and you can make a water heater  :D

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 06:13:47 PM »
Actually I'd like some of the smaller brighter vials for inserting into stuff.

Neil
:o :o :o :o :D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 06:19:45 PM »
I'd want a brighter one really. Actually I'd like some of the smaller brighter vials for inserting into stuff.

Neil

This is brighter. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11428

There is maxium amount of tritium you can cram into a given volume due to envelope pressure I think, so that limits how bright it'll be.

If you just want them for *ahem* inserting, you can buy bare glass tubes.
Sr. Member Posts: 305
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008, 06:21:56 PM »
reminds me of old glow-in-the-dark paint. It glowed because it was radioactive.

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Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008, 06:24:27 PM »
reminds me of old glow-in-the-dark paint. It glowed because it was radioactive.

I don't think there are any radioactive paint. :o Glow in the dark is totally different from radiation fluorescence.
Sr. Member Posts: 305
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008, 06:28:07 PM »
uranium was an ingredient in old-fashioned glow in the dark paint. If you find something that says otherwise, please tell me, because this information I have read in just about any article about uranium I have seen, including those in museums.

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No Life Club Posts: 4,783 I miss Benner
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2008, 06:33:53 PM »
I'd want a brighter one really. Actually I'd like some of the smaller brighter vials for inserting into stuff.

Neil

This is brighter. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11428

There is maxium amount of tritium you can cram into a given volume due to envelope pressure I think, so that limits how bright it'll be.

If you just want them for *ahem* inserting, you can buy bare glass tubes.

OK that is the animal i have. I have it in green but I got them by going to ebay and searching Glowring.
You will get them way cheaper.

S
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2008, 06:35:39 PM »
uranium was an ingredient in old-fashioned glow in the dark paint. If you find something that says otherwise, please tell me, because this information I have read in just about any article about uranium I have seen, including those in museums.

I googled for uranium paint but nothing came up.
Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2008, 06:36:15 PM »
If you just want them for *ahem* inserting, you can buy bare glass tubes.

I don't suppose you happen to know of a source? Preferably in the EU? :)

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
No Life Club Posts: 4,783 I miss Benner
No Life Club Posts: 4,783 I miss Benner
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2008, 06:39:43 PM »
But its in that wierd currency.

S
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2008, 07:08:52 PM »
If you just want them for *ahem* inserting, you can buy bare glass tubes.

I don't suppose you happen to know of a source? Preferably in the EU? :)

Neil

See PM.
No Life Club Posts: 1,571
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2008, 11:05:52 PM »
wow, these are cool.  I want one!

This is called a Swiss Army Knife. Do you know what Switzerland is? Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate. - Larry David
Hero Member Posts: 879
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2008, 11:46:23 PM »
So there WOULD be a danger if it fractured and I inhaled the gas ?  :ahhh

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2008, 12:22:14 AM »
It's plastic shell, I don't think you can bust it unless you really try.
No Life Club Posts: 4,783 I miss Benner
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2008, 12:23:24 AM »
But on mne it has just a plug. It can be easily removed to take out the tritium.

S
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2008, 12:28:35 AM »
Huh okay, I thought it was resin encased, guess they aren't as strong as I thought.
No Life Club Posts: 4,783 I miss Benner
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2008, 12:31:55 AM »
Nope just a little plug on the big ones. I actually pit a dab of epoxy so it would not fall out.

S
No Life Club Posts: 2,562
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2008, 12:50:48 AM »
uranium was an ingredient in old-fashioned glow in the dark paint. If you find something that says otherwise, please tell me, because this information I have read in just about any article about uranium I have seen, including those in museums.

Radium (radium-226) was used as an ingredient in radioluminescent paint used by the military, and commercially. In the late 50s when all things radioactive were discovered to be harmful to a human body the practice stopped and a move eventually was made towards safer tritium which is radioactive gas enclosed in a glass vial and sealed. Tritium will glow for 10 years (half life) after which it's luminescence will decrease to 50%.

I didn't know the little glow sticks were legal in US. Last I looked them up (been a while) they were EU only item due to restrictions. Tritium is permitted here in watches and gun sights etc..
No Life Club Posts: 4,783 I miss Benner
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2008, 01:09:20 AM »
Or if ordered off ebay as a "Souvenier Keychain" from britan as mine came to me.

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Hero Member Posts: 879
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2008, 01:52:28 AM »
"It'll be ok as long as the plug doesn't fall out" sort of replies don't reassure me  :D
Think i'll pass  :salute:

T
Sr. Member Posts: 305
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2008, 01:53:05 AM »
that's a good idea. I should buy a "souvenier bomb" from North Korea.  :D

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No Life Club Posts: 4,783 I miss Benner
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2008, 01:55:07 AM »
Troll.

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Sr. Member Posts: 305
Re: Tritium Glowring Keychain
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2008, 01:57:47 AM »
what, a souvenier troll? that doesn't make sense.

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