Can you put a black light in a head lamp & make snow glow? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2011, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
timmytard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: I can see Santa shoveling his driveway
Posts: 2,064
Default 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?
timmytard is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-18-2011, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sm0ke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 139
Default

no it wont work - snow doesnt have any fluorescence
whoever said it would work should probably do some research
Black light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
sm0ke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 11:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GreatScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 223
Default

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.
GreatScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sangsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ/NYC
Posts: 216
Default

But could they add a fluorescing agent to the man-made snow mixture? Enough that is would/could fluoresce under black light?
sangsters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 12:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GreatScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 223
Default

I'm sure the forest service would frown on that.
GreatScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 12:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sm0ke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 139
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sangsters View Post
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
sm0ke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 12:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sangsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ/NYC
Posts: 216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreatScott View Post
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.
sangsters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 12:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GreatScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 223
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sangsters View Post
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.
GreatScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 12:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sm0ke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 139
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sangsters View Post
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
sm0ke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 01:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
GreatScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 223
Default

$2,000 for the strong lights. Okay... I rather the resorts spend that money on improvements.

WFLT400F1 - Wildfire Long-Throw, 400W Flood High Output Blacklight
GreatScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums