Black Light

By: Me!!!

Intro

Do you who know invented black light?  Actually, black light was never invented, because it is not a technology.  When people ask you about black light they usually, really are asking you about the black light bulb.  Now that was invented.  Well, in this report I really will be talking to you about black light, what it is and does, ultraviolet light, how black light works and information about black light products.

What Black Light is and Does

Black Light.  Black Light is a special kind of light that allows us to see invisible messages and what not that you wouldnŐt be able to see under visible light.  It is not a kind of light that is visible to human eyes though.  We only see a purplish glow.  This is according to How Stuff Works.

Black Light and its Color.  We canŐt see the real color of black light.  To humans and such it just looks purple, claims Wikipedia.  I think it is because of where ultraviolet light is on the light spectrum.  The visible light starts at red and ends at purple.  After the purple comes ultraviolet light.  I think we see purple because purple is the closest color in visible light to ultraviolet light.

Glow in the Dark.  The reason why white things like shirts, teeth, shoes, etcÉ seem to glow in the dark under black light is because the black light is giving off ultraviolet light.  When black light is shined on fluorescent colors the ultraviolet light makes them glow.  The color sucks in the ultraviolet states Shannon Materials Inc. 

Ultraviolet/Black Light

Another Name for Black Light.  I bet you are wondering what I am talking about when I say ultraviolet light.  Black Light is just another name for ultraviolet light.  According to Wikipedia they are the same thing.

Ultraviolet Light.  Ultraviolet light is the light that comes after visible light on the light spectrum.  It makes it so we can see invisible prints and messages that couldnŐt be seen under visible light.  If you shine visible light on a flower and then shine ultraviolet light on the same on, you would see a lot more detail when you shine ultraviolet light on it.  Ultraviolet light shows us a great amount more of details than visible light does.

Seeing Ultraviolet Light.  You have probably figured out by now that we canŐt see ultraviolet light.  The only thing that we see when we shine an ultraviolet/black light is a purplish glow.  We canŐt see the actual ultraviolet light.   It is invisible to the human eyes.

How Black Light is Used

Use of Black Light.  As I have already told you black light is used for seeing things that canŐt be seen under visible light.  Other then that though black light is used in other things too.  It is used in maps, art novelties, costumes, posters, window displays, murals, ice shows, and more, says Shannon Material Inc.  A lot of the time black light is used for fun!

Common Places to Find Black Light.  Probably one of the most common places to find black light is at a Halloween party, an amusement park, or just at a place like Classic Skating.  It is usually used for things that are very popular places for having fun.  The chances that youŐll walk into a big Halloween party and see black light, are pretty good.  Like I said any place that is very popular and fun, will most likely have black lights some where.

Information About Black Light Products

Handheld Black Light.  A black light handheld can quite useful.  ŇChecking hand stamps, finding pet stains, checking for bacteria, applying black light sensitive cosmetics, searching for antique glass, and our personal favorite... hunting for scorpions at night in the desert (eek!) are just a few of the uses we've heard about.Ó  is what Amberica West has to say about it.  This black light handheld is 6 inches long and uses 4 AA batteries.  The cost of it is only $9.65.

Black Light Make-Up.  Black light make-up is so cool!  ŇÉcolors in this makeup kit are bright even under regular light. Put them under a black light and "Wow!" - they jump right out at you. Comes in a 3 color palette of your choice.Ó exclaims Star Light and Magic.  These color come in either: blue, orange, and yellow, or green, red, and yellow (currently out of stock).  It cost $6.95 for this amazing 3-colored palette.

Conclusion

So now that you have read my report you know that I really was talking to you about black light.  Now when someone ask you about black light you can tell them what black light is and does, ultraviolet light, how black light is used, and some information about black light materials and products.  Only make sure that they really are asking you about black light.  Not about the black light bulb.

 

 

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Brain, Marshall

How GPS Receivers Work

7 April, 2007

Great article

 

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http://www.brainyhistory.com/events/1961/may_27_1961_124002.html

Brainy History

May 27, 1961 in History

24 April, 2007

This article talks about the date May 27, 1961 in history when the first black light was sold.  It has many links that will give you information about it.

 

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http://www.starmgc.com/blkpaint.html

Star Light and Magic

Black Paint and Ink

24 April, 2007

This article talks all about Fluorescent Black Light Paint and how much it costs.  It also has other black light products and there price.  There are a few pictures of all the products.

 

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http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/universe/ultraviolet.html

Exploration

Ultraviolet Light

25 April, 2007

This article talks about ultraviolet light, visible light, and infared light.  It talks about what they are and how they are useful.  It talks a lot about ultraviolet light and how many things in are universe is ultraviolet light.

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet

Wikipedia

Ultraviolet

25 April, 2007

This article talks about ultraviolet light and has links that are related to ultraviolet light.  It also has a picture.

 

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http://www.ambericawest.com/blacklight.html

Amberica West

Hand Held, handheld UV - Black Light

26 April, 2007

This article give all you need to know about black light handheld.  It also give you many of picture of black light devices.

 

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UV Blacklights Ultraviolet.

Shannon Luminous Materials, Inc.

UV Blacklights Ultraviolet.

30 April, 2007

This article tells you all about black light.  It tells you what black light is, how it is used, the sources of black light, and the things in black light.

 

Bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black light

Wikipdia

Black Light

1 May, 2007

This website is an encyclopedia.  In this particular article the encyclopedia page is on black light.  It tells you everything that a regular encyclopedia would tell you about black light.  It even has a couple of pictures that is an example of how black light has an effect on things and what a black light looks like.

 

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A friend

A friend

No title

1 May, 2007

Black lights light up your braces because of the saliva.