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Tritium artifacts! [message #68743] Mon, 27 May 2013 10:45 UTC Go to next message
avatar Innovo  is currently offline Innovo
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I just finished a couple of my new Tritium ''gadgets and artifacts'' products.
Have a look...

Tritium Container

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Tritium Cross

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Thank you.

[Updated on: Mon, 27 May 2013 10:47 UTC]



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Re: Tritium artifacts! [message #69692 is a reply to message #68743 ] Wed, 12 June 2013 14:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Great work! Surprised

By the way, where do you buy your tritium vials? I bought some tiny red ones from a guy in the Netherlands, but they are too dim to use. They only show a slight reddish orange light when in absolute darkness.


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Re: Tritium artifacts! [message #69719 is a reply to message #69692 ] Wed, 12 June 2013 19:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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UniverseBecoming wrote on Wed, 12 June 2013 14:40

Great work! Surprised

By the way, where do you buy your tritium vials? I bought some tiny red ones from a guy in the Netherlands, but they are too dim to use. They only show a slight reddish orange light when in absolute darkness.


I buy them directly from the company Betalight. It only makes sense if you buy several pieces due to associated costs (shipping/handling). You can also order from e-bay, I bought my first pieces there. The red vials are the weakest (dark blue also) and should only be used if there is a very specific reason for using red.

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Re: Tritium artifacts! [message #69774 is a reply to message #69719 ] Thu, 13 June 2013 21:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah ha! Surprised

Thanks for that graphic! That explains it perfectly why I'm barely able to see the light from the red ones I have! I'll get some more in one of the brighter colors.

Thanks also for letting me know where to get these. I just wrote to http://www.betalight.com to get their ordering information. Smile


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Re: Tritium artifacts! [message #69796 is a reply to message #69774 ] Fri, 14 June 2013 08:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow these are gorgeous! I browsed the website of Betalight but couldn't find prices - could you give me an indication?

Bart


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Re: Tritium artifacts! [message #69805 is a reply to message #69796 ] Fri, 14 June 2013 08:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Bart,

I tried to get the prices, but they apparently don't sell them to the US for the purpose that I wanted to use them for due to NRC regulations. Here's my email:

Hello,

I am designing a sterling silver jewelry line that will incorporate Betalights in various ways.

I'd like to receive ordering information about your raw light sources as shown here, http://www.betalight.com/index_product.htm.

A price list with minimum order details would be great. Thanks!

All the best,
James


And their response:

James,


Tritium light sources are highly regulated in the US and their use is limited, outside of military or law enforcement, to fixed location use for emergency egress markings. Many countries in Europe allow for the use in many consumer products but unfortunately in the US the only consumer approved, non-emergency applications are for watches and compasses.


Regards

Ralph Williams
Sales Manager
SRB Technologies, Inc.
Phone: 800-652-0098
FAX: 336-768-7720


He didn't give any further details. Perhaps, being that you are in Holland you'll be able to get them from Betalight and use them without restriction.


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Re: Tritium artifacts! [message #69807 is a reply to message #69805 ] Fri, 14 June 2013 08:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks James! What about the safety - are there any health issues relating to the use of tritium?

Bart


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Re: Tritium artifacts! [message #69810 is a reply to message #69807 ] Fri, 14 June 2013 09:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not really. It's my understanding that tritium goes through the body in 12 days and it's just beta radiation, which is very weak being that the electrons can be stopped by ordinary printer paper. Our bodies receive more damage from natural background radiation than can be received by tritium in the minute quantities found in tritium vials. It's a dumb NRC regulation! The NRC allows it to be used in watches, but not in things like bracelets, pendants and rings! How the watch manufacturing industry in the US received such special favor beats me. Confused


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Re: Tritium artifacts! [message #69876 is a reply to message #68743 ] Sat, 15 June 2013 09:30 UTC Go to previous message
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Nice Idea and design!

 
   
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