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Our products are non-toxic, made from naturally occurring bioluminescence found in the
deep ocean, similar to Fireflies, Shrimp, Squid, Glowing Fish, and many other marine
animals that make light.

 

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What makes it glow?

The glow effect is caused by the meeting of a protein enzyme and an anti-oxidant. This
is the same reaction that many bioluminescent animals use to make their light. We have
copied the gene and now synthetically make the proteins. If you would like to know
more, please see our Learn  Page.

What is in the tablets?

The exact ingredients are top-secret, but primarily there is Luciferase (the protein
enzyme), Luciferin (the anti-oxidant), and salt.

How long does it last?

Before use: Tablets in their box should last 24-36 months. Tablets in the reload pill tray may last only 3-6 months (temperature & humidity)
Once mixed with water in the SplashLight, it should be used as soon as possible and may last up to 3-4 hours; the sooner used, the brighter the glow.

Does it stain?

No, if there is some yellow residue on clothing, wash immediately after. If on furniture, wipe with a damp cloth before dried.

What if I accidentally get it in my eyes?

If there is any discomfort, rinse eyes with clean water.

Also, inside the SplashLight we put nylon filters to prevent any undissolved tablet particles or water impurities from getting through.

Where can I find more about bioluminescence?

First, if you haven’t already, check out our Learn page.  This will be a growing resource filled with information about bioluminescence.

Edith Widder is a well known marine biologist who has studied bioluminescence.  She has given many talks about the subject, but her speech for Ted Talks about “Glowing Life in an Underwater World” is one of our favorites.

Where in the world are the best places to experience bioluminescence?

While there are many places in the world to experience bioluminescence, 2 places that we feel are great are

  1. Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico.  In this bay bioluminescent plankton near the surface of the water will glow when the water is stirred.  This is one of the most magical experiences you can have with bioluminescence without a deep sea vessel.
  2. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.  For 2-3 weeks out of the year fireflies put on a light show at night as they dance to find their mate.  There are many other places you can go to see fireflies but this is considered one of the USA’s biggest firefly spectacles.

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