They recharge quickly by absorbing light from any light source. The brighter the light source, the brighter they glow.
Their original use was as emergency markers, marking survival equipment onboard submarines. The Navy required them to be “non-powered, rugged, re-usable, and non-nuclear”. We use them everywhere including marking camp sites, hanging them from the inside door knobs at hotels to help us find our way out.
Finding and tagging your gear out of a dark cargo hold has never been easier.
Add the UGM to your Backpack, Door Knob, Gas Valve, TV Remote, BOB, SHTF Bag, First Aid Kit. ETC
Even can light up a tent!
Each UGM is made by hand and tagged with a USA Made Stainless Steel Ball Chain.
- USA Made
- 7.5"x 5.5" x .25" thick
- 1 Ounce
- The brighter the light source = quicker charge time
- Upto 24 hours of after glow ( Quick charge your UGM with a flashlight )
The glow is decent but I discovered my cat has punctured both flat packs in several places. I am considering pouring both into another container. Hopefully they material hasn't bonded to the plastic.
I admit I bought this without knowing exactly what I'd use it for but it's very bright - the YouTube video doesn't really do it justice. I'm going to take it out with my KX-2 when I operate portable or go hiking. I'm sure I'll find other uses for it, but it's very bright. Definitely will be great in an emergency situation ("charges" quickly with a flashlight, holds it's light through the night)
So, yes, these are BRIGHT, and glow a long time. Much brighter than the other UGM's sold by CountyComm. That's the good news.
They are larger - a bit less than 4"x5". That's Ok, too. The more area, the brighter.
The ultra high glow "glow rocks" are larger than in the other epoxy molded UGM's. This adds to brightness and long lasting glow.
These "glow rocks" are heat sealed between layers of plastic film, then again in another heat sealed envelope in contrast to the highly durable epoxy molding used with their other UGM's.
So, for a small marker, use the epoxy molded UGM's... the longer one is very good. For being able to read at night, use this flat pack UGM - just keep in mind it's not anywhere as durable for long term use.
One thing I realized, is that unlike a Nite Ize SpotLit, for example, the UGM's don't turn off. So too bright in your tent or over your head in a hammock isn't always good. I use Glow-In-The-Dark Duct Tape to reinforce camping tarp grommet areas - that's long persistence, too, but not as BRIGHT, so not too distracting when trying to sleep (unless you slide this UGM into an opaque bag). You can always clip a SpotLit to a hook and turn it on and off.
This glow pack is a great item to have around for travelling. It's light and easy to pack, requires no batteries and is a great way to light up a strange bed room (hotel or friend's guest room) for situational awareness assistance or for a safe trip to the "can" in the middle of the night. You do have to give it some charge time to prep it however that the only drawback I can see so far.