In this picture the phosphorus coating on the tritium vial being energised by UV light.
This is a small keychain tritium lantern for use with a 3x22.5mm tritium vial (tritium vial not included).
Model 1B does NOT require the clear plastic spacer tube that model 1A does.
This model has been scaled for printing in stainless steel.
The attachment hole is 2mm wide and is perfect for a 10mm split ring (not included).
The tritium vial should be set using a UV activated optically clear adhesive such as Norland 61 or Loctite glass bond. These adhesives will cure in direct sunlight in an hour or so.
I have a few assembled tritium lanterns in stainless steel available from my Etsy shop
(tritium vial glued in place with Norland 61 and split ring installed).
There are some more photos of this object and other examples of my work, both 3D printed and otherwise, on my 'Tofty' facebook page
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