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How To Charge AGT With Ambient Light

It is important to realize that the light-source, brightness and type of bulb determines the efficiency of AGT surface energizing. Efficient bulbs not only charge faster, but can obtain a brighter level of glow.
 
List of Light Bulbs in Order of Efficiency
 
1. Direct Sunlight – HIGHEST - BEST SOURCE for AGT surface energizing
2. Black Light Tube  
3. UV LED's
4. Fluorescent Bulbs/long tubes
5. Compact Fluorescent or CFL - spiral tube, screw-in
6. Incandescent - standard light bulb
7. Blue/Purple LED's
8. White LED's - LOWEST
 

SUMMARY

Direct Sunlight – the BEST light source to energize AGT surfaces.  
 
Black Lights – create the second most efficient light source to energize AGT surfaces. A black light on for a few seconds will allow AGT to glow brighter than an incandescent bulb lit for 10 hours. AGT will achieve an 80% charge within a few seconds, 90% charge within 30 seconds, 95% charge within 2
minutes and a 100% charge in approximately 10 minutes.
 
Fluorescent bulbs, both CFL and tube style - naturally emit more ultraviolet light, which makes them more efficient than regular incandescent light bulbs.
 
Incandescent – Regular Light Bulbs: A 100 watt incandescent light bulb as a charging source, has only about 10-25 watts that are working to actually charge the pigment. Therefore, a 60 watt black light bulb will far outperform the higher powered white light.
 
 
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
How long does it take to get a full charge?
AGT will reach its maximum charge rate from any light source in 20 minutes. Maximum Charge & Speed of AGT Charge will change depending on the light source used.  
 
Does size of AGT aggregate have an impact on charge time & length of charge?
The size of the pigment does have an impact on charge time required and charge length. Larger aggregates like AGT-Y#1 will glow brighter and longer but take more minutes to charge than AGT-YS.
 
What is the best type of White light bulb to use?
The best type of white light to use would be either Fluorescent or CFL "Daylight" bulbs.
 
 
VERY IMPORTANT AGT USAGE FACT:
If you walk from a bright, well-lit room or outdoor area and then you walk into an area of darkness - the human eye requires approximately 15 minutes to adjust to this low light/dark environment. During this period of eye adjustment AGT will actually look as if it is not bright... But as your eyes become adjusted, to the darkness, the AGT aggregate will ‘appear’ considerably brighter.