List of Things That Glow Under Black Light 1


Things That Glow under Black Light
Plastic stars, toys, urine, and tonic water are some things that glow under black light.
Black Light Bulb (Kallemax)
Black Light Bulb (Kallemax)

A black light is a type of light bulb that emits mostly ultraviolet radiation. Although most bulbs also give off a faint violet glow, the majority of the light is outside the visible range. This energetic radiation excites molecules, often producing fluorescence or phosphorescence. A visible photon is released when a molecule loses the absorbed energy, making the substance appear to glow in the dark.

List of Things That Glow Under a Black Light

Scorpions Glow Under Ultraviolet Light (Jonbeebe)
Scorpions Glow Under Ultraviolet Light (Jonbeebe)
  • Tonic water (quinine) – glows blue
  • Hennessy V.S Limited Edition cognac bottle – bottle glows bright green (liquor does not glow)
  • Some vitamins and drugs – B12 glows bright yellow
  • Chlorophyll – glows red
  • Flying squirrels – bright bubblegum pink (fluorescence is extremely rare in mammals)
  • Puffin beaks – bright blue
  • Chameleon bones – bright blue, visible through living skin
  • Scorpions – glow blue or green
  • Glow in the dark paint
  • People
  • Teeth – usually glow white under black light
  • Antifreeze
  • Fluorescent minerals – glow various colors
  • Many gemstones – including rubies
  • About 1/4 of diamonds – glow various colors under black light
  • Some body fluids, such as urine and blood
  • Fluorescent dyes
  • Bank notes – green strips in US currency
  • Laundry detergent – glow blue
  • Irish Spring soap – green
  • Mr. Clean liquid cleaner
  • Banana spots
Banana Spots Glow Under Black Light (endolith)
Banana Spots Glow Under Black Light (endolith)
  • Some toys
  • Most types of fishing line
  • Some plastics
  • White paper – white or blue-white
  • Passports
  • Some cosmetics
  • Some animals, plants, and fungi (especially marine life) – usually green or blue
  • Petroleum jelly (e.g.,Vaseline) – glows blue
  • Uranium glass or vaseline glass – glow green, yellow, or blue
  • Rock salt
  • Fungus that causes Athlete’s Foot – glows orange
  • Turmeric (a spice)
  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Some flowers
  • Certain postage stamps
  • Highlighter pens – variety of colors
  • Honey
  • Ketchup
  • Cotton balls
  • Pipe cleaners – usually glow blue-white, although fluorescent ones can glow other colors

More Things That Glow Under Black Light

Gallery of Things Glowing Under Black Light


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