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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-17-2011, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Can you put a black light in a head lamp & make snow glow?

I'm dyin' to know if this will work?
I've talked to lots of people, some say it will others no.
I just haven't figured out how to McGyver a powerful one up yet.
Maybe someone here knows the answer?
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no it wont work - snow doesnt have any fluorescence
whoever said it would work should probably do some research
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If snow did that every resort would have night sessions similar to late night bowling alleys. Black lights, disco balls and horrible music.

Hmmm... that kinda sounds like fun, lol.
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But could they add a fluorescing agent to the man-made snow mixture? Enough that is would/could fluoresce under black light?
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I'm sure the forest service would frown on that.
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But could they add a fluorescing agent to the man-made snow mixture? Enough that is would/could fluoresce under black light?
in theory? maybe? but i would presume that the agent added might conflict with the consistency of the man made - not to mention it would be costly - especially to add blacklights all over run that would cover every square inch
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I'm sure the forest service would frown on that.
That seems likely.

But for a purely theoretical exercise -- and acknowledging the issue with screwing up the make-up of the man-made -- I would love to know how much agent would be required for a given area.

Even if it wasn't doing an entire run -- imagine the lip of a jump (or an entire jump) in a park area. You'd, arguably, only need to put black lights on tower(s) lighting the feature.
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Even if it wasn't doing an entire run -- imagine the lip of a jump (or an entire jump) in a park area. You'd, arguably, only need to put black lights on tower(s) lighting the feature.
Now you're on to something. Forget the snow, just paint the features with reactive paints.

Mt. High shoots lasers off into the trees and that always looks cool.
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That seems likely.

But for a purely theoretical exercise -- and acknowledging the issue with screwing up the make-up of the man-made -- I would love to know how much agent would be required for a given area.

Even if it wasn't doing an entire run -- imagine the lip of a jump (or an entire jump) in a park area. You'd, arguably, only need to put black lights on tower(s) lighting the feature.
i dont think a blacklight would have the same distance travel that a flood or stadium light would
the only way i could see this being possible is having lamps around the feature
or for boxes you could have a clear top with some lights on the inside
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$2,000 for the strong lights. Okay... I rather the resorts spend that money on improvements.

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