Glow in the Dark Materials?


Wife just had a great idea for the kids room with Glow in the Dark materials.

Has anyone used them before?
Does anyone know of their suitability & availability?

3-gang Lever Light Switch Plate Toggle Cover

This maybe?

No experience with it.


Seems overly expensive. How about using glow in the dark paint and painting acrylic or plywood


Every pre-glowy material I find with a brief google search is vinyl. So maghog’s linked product, or glow in the dark paint added to your cut looks like the only options.


I plan on putting a glow in the dark Glowforge logo in my Glowforge workbench. I’m going to cut the logo out of 1/4" mdf, I’ll stain the wood dark and fill the cutout with the resin, then just glue it as the top layer of the workbench. The Glow in the dark resin is a mix of clear resin and glow in the dark powder. Here’s the table that inspired me.


Good idea Jamie, i have seen that table before but forgot about it. I can assure you it is bookmarked now.
What an excellent idea. This might be a possible solution for us

Ideally though we want as flat a surface as possible, the Plastic Sheets linked by @maghog are in line with what we are hoping to find but i agree with all, the price is crazy!


Don’t put glow in the dark vinyl in the laser. I don’t think its laser safe because it has PVC in it. Best to use a digital cutter. I have tonnes of scrap glow vinyl and I was going to, until I checked that data sheets :confused:


A few years ago I did a lot of research into glow powders for a sculpture I was building.
The best sources I found were Glonation and Gloinc

They were not always the cheapest, but they were the most consistent and brightest.

(wow, I guess it was 6 years ago…)


I’ve used UV reactive plexi that has a dayglo effect and glows great in a black light but doesn’t glow in the dark. Probably best to cut something then coat it with glow in the dark paint.