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Offline 1st


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Evening Team,

I just uploaded this pic to the historicplates.com.au site, & thought that as it is quite cool it's worthy of sharing here.

I'd had the plates unbeknowns for a while until I was told today of the significance. 2nd image taken in pitch black.

Yup, incandescent enameling that glows in the dark......ignore today's date - these are for real.......

Bit like the glow in the dark tritium on a vintage watch.

Cheers

SK

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The No 1 dealers in SA Historic Plates, est 1989.



Offline Brenton

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awsome so it makes it easier for the cops to read the number plate :doh:



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I think you mean iridescent. Incandescent mean they catch fire.
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I think you mean iridescent. Incandescent mean they catch fire.

Well, not technically. Incandescence is the act of emitting light due to temperature, the simplest form of which we know of is fire of course, and having grown up as a nocturnal roo shooter I know all about million candle-power spotlights, but incandescent doesn't mean "on fire", it just means "light level based on temperature" - look at the settings on your monitor to get a feel for it, or anyone who's ordered HID's will understand.

Iridescence is the ability of a surface to trick our iris - hence the name - into thinking it's seeing a colour or feature etc that it maybe isn't.

What he means is actually likely phosphorescence, this is the property of slow-accumulation that our toys back in the 80's had which allowed them to emit light without a detectable heat/energy source.

BTW - who else misses those awesome dinosaur figurines and stuff that were glow in the dark? :(





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BTW - who else misses those awesome dinosaur figurines and stuff that were glow in the dark? :(

My room was full of the stuff  :thumbsup:



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My room was full of the stuff  :thumbsup:

I know, right?

I've studied phosphorescence/incandescence/iridescnece/etc a bunch of times scientifically'ish, but it's only now when I separate the research from the practical that I think "damn, those toys were so fucking cool".




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Well, not technically. Incandescence is the act of emitting light due to temperature, the simplest form of which we know of is fire of course, and having grown up as a nocturnal roo shooter I know all about million candle-power spotlights, but incandescent doesn't mean "on fire", it just means "light level based on temperature" - look at the settings on your monitor to get a feel for it, or anyone who's ordered HID's will understand.

Iridescence is the ability of a surface to trick our iris - hence the name - into thinking it's seeing a colour or feature etc that it maybe isn't.

What he means is actually likely phosphorescence, this is the property of slow-accumulation that our toys back in the 80's had which allowed them to emit light without a detectable heat/energy source.

BTW - who else misses those awesome dinosaur figurines and stuff that were glow in the dark? :(
You are right, of course :)
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I know, right?

I've studied phosphorescence/incandescence/iridescnece/etc a bunch of times scientifically'ish, but it's only now when I separate the research from the practical that I think "damn, those toys were so fucking cool".
I used to have my ceiling full with the stars.
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I used to have my ceiling full with the stars.

*sigh* me too - but mine were accurately placed enough to guide your way to my virginity with a sextant. :?




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