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Old 05-15-2008, 12:02 AM
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Default Whats the best way to "charge" the lume?

I've had my SAIII for almost a week (and STILL can't stop looking at it!) but it still does not illuminate when dark. Whats the best way to "charge" it? How long does it usually take?

I've been wearing it non-stop so its seen a decent amt of light..
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:04 AM
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I can't help you with that but I am sure someone here will be able to.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:06 AM
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U/V bulb (blacklight) works really good. Mine charge up good when I hit the golf links on Maui
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:12 AM
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U/V bulb (blacklight) works really good. Mine charge up good when I hit the golf links on Maui
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:01 AM
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U/V bulb (blacklight) works really good. Mine charge up good when I hit the golf links on Maui
A second for Maui
Ok.. Is that an inside joke or something? I don't get it..

(But I *am* going to Maui for our honeymoon in Aug!)
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:34 AM
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Default Re: Whats the best way to "charge" the lume?

Several here have raved about a blacklight to really charge the lume! Really, any light will do---just leave it under the light for a few minutes and it should glow like a torch!

For how long is the real questions; depends on which type of lume it is
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:56 AM
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I use the star closest to planet Earth.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:56 AM
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Don't expect miracles from Tritnite. It looks great for 15 minutes, but beyond that period it's not so wonderful.
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:33 PM
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Don't expect miracles from Tritnite. It looks great for 15 minutes, but beyond that period it's not so wonderful.
Ah.. Thats probably why then. I was reading that some lumes last hours, and wondered why mine would only last about 15 mins or so. The SAIII has Tritnite I believe.

I thought I wasn't "charging" it enough or something.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:04 PM
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Don't expect miracles from Tritnite. It looks great for 15 minutes, but beyond that period it's not so wonderful.
Ah.. Thats probably why then. I was reading that some lumes last hours, and wondered why mine would only last about 15 mins or so. The SAIII has Tritnite I believe.

I thought I wasn't "charging" it enough or something.
You can activate it for photo purposes, but the lume-factor is either there or not.
As you can see, some substances are better than others. My Seiko Monster, for instance,
will glow like crazy just charged in sunlight by my walking out to the mailbox and back to
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:08 PM
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The only way to go is with Tritium gas tubes. My new Dievas diver is just great and beats (average brightness over a 3 hour period to 12 hour period) anything else I have and that includes Super Luminova stuff I have.

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Old 05-15-2008, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: Whats the best way to "charge" the lume?

Before I go to sleep I always hold the watch very close below a spotlight in my bathroom for about 15-30 seconds.
From here on it depends on the quality of the lume how long it lasts.
With the lume on my Orange Monster I can almost read a book!
With some invictas however it doesn't last that long.
Good luck.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:00 PM
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I use the star closest to planet Earth.
Most commonly used method… it is essential however to charge lume before nightfall.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:12 PM
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Try a black light, my kids have them in their bedroom an turn them on when they go to bed. When I go in to tell them goodnight I put my watch up to the light for about 10-15 sec and they glow super bright, some more than others but that is waht has worked best for me.

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:51 PM
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With one of those little flashlights with LEDs instead of lightbulb, will make the lume like there is not tomorrow!
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