NoctiLumina® Watch Luminizing Kits and Materials

Watch Luminizing Kits and Materials



NoctiLumina® Pigments

A wide variety of NoctiLumina® pigments are available. Our pigments are nontoxic, non-radioactive, and non-acidic. They are dry powders that must be mixed with one of our binders or other materials to produce a paste. All can be applied by hand or silkscreened with mesh sizes selected based on particle sizes. (Use clear silkscreening inks instead of our binders.) The pigments are very stable, with lifetimes conservatively expected to be in excess of 50 years. They are available in quantities as small as 0.5 gram. For pricing details, see our Prices page.

The suffix F designates pigments with a fine particle size centered around 30 microns. This particle size is similar to the original lume on most watches.

The suffix UF designates an ultrafine particle size centered around 10 microns. The UF pigments are smooth like thick paint when mixed with binder, but do not glow quite as long or as brightly as the F pigments.

We recommend F pigments for almost all uses.

All of our pigments except for G15E can now tolerate exposure to water, so we have eliminated the old "W" suffix.


Some Notes About Glow: For best glow in an easy to use pigment, we recommend our G15F. Items luminized with G15F will be visible to a dark-adapted eye for up to 24 hours. We recommend applying pigments over a white base coat for best glow. Some of our pigments emit so strongly that in direct sunlight or outdoor shade they appear to have their glow color rather than their daylight body color.


Natural Pigments: These pigments have the brightest and most long lasting glow. Their daylight color is an off-white greenish yellow, with the blue/aqua glowing varieties having a whiter daylight color than the green glowing ones.

  • Pigment G15F – Fine grain, slightly yellow daylight color, green glow, up to 24 hours glow time
  • Pigment G15UF – Ultra fine grain, very slightly yellow daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment B17F – Fine grain, off-white daylight color, blue/aqua glow
  • Pigment B17UF – Ultra fine grain, almost white daylight color, blue/aqua glow
  • Pigment G15E – Coarse grain (around 75 micron), not water resistant (requires coating with Binder 2 or epoxy to avoid degradation), slightly yellow daylight color, green glow, up to 36 hours glow time

Color Pigments: It is important to note that these pigments have reduced glow when compared to G15F or B17F.

  • Pigment YG51F – Neon yellow daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment GG70F – Neon green daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment GG16F – Green daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment PG18F – Pink daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment OG19F – Orange daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment BB22F - Bright blue daylight color, blue/aqua glow
  • Pigment WG23F - White daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment WB24F - White daylight color, blue/aqua glow
  • Pigment YG21F - Yellow daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment BG25F - Bright blue daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment AG40F - Light aged mustard daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment AG44F - Dark aged mustard daylight color, green glow
  • Pigment TG45F - Tan daylight color, green glow

Aged Non-Glow Pigment:

  • Pigment A99F - Very dark old tritium color, no glow
  • Pigment A100F - Dark old tritium color, no glow
  • Pigment A101F - Medium old tritium color, no glow
  • Pigment A102F - Light old tritium color, no glow
  • Pigment A104F - Very light old tritium color, no glow

Speciality Pigments:

  • Pigment W0 — White Non-Luminous (Use for basecoats)
  • Pigment N0 — Black Non-Luminous (Use for edging and for creating gray lume)

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