The Brightest Glow In The Dark Stones on The Market

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“Eco-Friendly, Electricity Free Photoluminescent Aggregates”


Ambient Glow Technology AGT™ is the market leader in high performance glow stones, glow pebbles, and glow rocks for concrete and asphalt. It all started in 2008 with the current industry standard, Commercial Grade Glow Stones and has since perfected the creation and application of high performing glow in the dark stones for almost any type of concrete and asphalt project. Whether you want to add a glowing ambiance in your pool or create an eco-friendly glowing path through a park, AGT™ has the products and the knowledge to make your project perfect.

Glow Stones  - What are they?

Glow stones also known as photo-luminescent aggregate were first introduced to the concrete industry in 2008 by Ambient Glow Technology – AGT™ and have since gained global notoriety due to their magical glowing qualities. Unlike shimmering, Mica-laden or fiber optic embedded concrete, glow in the dark stones ‘self-power’. They absorb UV spectrum light and store it until the charging source is no longer present and then begin to give off their energy in the form of ambient light. This maintenance-free, charging and discharging process will continue indefinitely allowing concrete and asphalt surfaces to luminesce for many years to come.

How Do Glow Stones Glow? Are There Different Types?

In general, glow stones are powered by photo-luminescent (glow) pigment otherwise know as Strontium Aluminate - a non-radioactive rare earth element. This glow pigment is mixed into either resin or glass to create a glow stone. Different grades of glow stones contain higher or lower loading rates of glow pigment. It’s also important to note that there are different qualities of glow pigment as well - the higher the quality, the brighter and longer the glow. Glow stone grades range from hobby-grade plastic pebbles and glass glow chips with a glow time of approximately 10-60 minutes, to high performance AGT™ Commercial Grade and Ultra Grade non-shrinking resin glow aggregates with glow times of over 10 hours.

What Makes One Glow Stone Perform Better Than Another?

The answer lies in the loading rate and material quality of glow pigment used. The lower the glow pigment quality and loading rate - the lower the overall glow also known as luminosity. Glass glow chips tend to exhibit a lower luminosity than for example a non-shrinking, resin–based glow stone. This is due to the fact that molten glass cannot bind with higher levels of glow pigment without affecting the molecular integrity of the glass itself.  As well, the high temperatures at which glow glass chips are produced effect the glow pigment’s ability to glow. On the other hand, AGT™ Commercial Grade and ULTRA Grade glow in the dark stones are made with a specialized non-shrinking resin which can absorb much higher loading rates of our proprietary super-luminosity glow pigment – allowing AGT™ glow stones the ability to out-perform all other forms of glow aggregates, natural glow marble or glow crystals commonly found on the internet.

How It Works

To ensure our customers receive the best glow stones on the market, the R&D division at AGT™ Glow Labs has spent an unnatural amount of time perfecting our formula to create a photo-luminescent aggregate that meets and exceeds all expectations when it comes to material quality, glow duration and price. In 2015 we made a breakthrough to which we unveiled the world’s first DIN67510 Part 1 Compliant super-luminosity glow stone - AGT Ultra™ Grade. This new formula has been third party tested and guaranteed to exhibit the highest luminosity and glow persistence technically possible.

AGT™ glow stones are:

  • Non-toxic
  • Will last for 20+ years
  • Will not shrink or change shape due to any weather conditions
  • Can be applied in any design

Commercial Grade Glow Stones

Where it all began… Commercial Grade Glow Stones have been the industry-standard since 2008. This grade is the benchmark for professional use glow stones and remains the go-to product for clients requiring a moderately priced, high performing glow in the dark stone.

Key Features:

  • Glow Power of: 1215-2244 mcd/m2 @ 1min.
  • Comes in three colours: Aqua Blue, Emerald Yellow and Sky Blue
  • Available in four sizes: ½” (10-12mm), ¼” (6-8mm), ⅛” (2-4mm) and 1/16” (1-2mm)
  • Glowing lasts for 8 hours after 8 minutes of UV (sunlight or UV light) charge
  • Bulk pricing available
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Ultra Grade Glow Stones

The best of the best… Ultra Grade Glow Stones are designed for the most demanding glow projects as they are the worlds brightest, and long lasting glow stone. Testing has confirmed they offer a 30% higher luminosity and glow duration than even the Commercial Grade Glow Stones and 30-60% higher than any of our competition.

Key Features:

  • Glow Power of: 1215-2244 mcd/m2 @ 1min.
  • Comes in (4) glow colours: Aqua Blue, Emerald Yellow, Sky Blue and Plasma Purple
  • Available in four sizes: ½” (10-12mm), ¼” (6-8mm), ⅛” (2-4mm) and 1/16” (1-2mm)
  • Glowing lasts for 12+ hours after 8 minutes of UV (sunlight or UV light) charge

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Glow Sand

Fine glowing sand… AGT’s™ super-luminosity encapsulated glow sand is perfect for detailed work such as outlining borders or logos. It’s also excellent for applications in light coloured concrete, stuccos or grouts, GFRC spray mixes, clear epoxies, solvent-based high-build concrete sealers and metallic coatings.

Key Features:

  • Encapsulated particles - designed for use in water-based applications
  • Particle Size: 250 & 350 mesh
  • (4) Glow Colors: Aqua Blue, Emerald Yellow, Sky Blue and Plasma Purple
  • Glowing lasts for 12+ hours after 8 minutes of UV (sunlight or UV light) charge
  • *Should not be used in concentrated, water-based applications like aquariums 
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Ideal Applications

AGT™ glow stones and glow sand can be used as a unique and exciting design element on any type of surface application. Our ideal recommendations include:

Exterior:

  • Pedestrian walkways & Glow in the Dark Trails
  • Bike Paths
  • Driveways
  • Patio & Pool Decks
  • Stairs
  • Outdoor Entertainment Areas
  • Residential Pathways / Glowing Pathways
  • Pool Interiors
  • Spas
  • Benches
  • 3D Sculptures
  • Exterior Support Walls
  • Pavers 
  • etc.

Interior:

  • Floors, 
  • Walls, 
  • Kitchen Counters, 
  • Bar Tops, 
  • Tables, 
  • Bathroom Vanities etc.

Recommended Uses:

  • Integrated into polished concrete
  • Exposed aggregate concrete 
  • Terrazzo
  • Cement/plaster overlays, etc.
  • Rolled into asphalt

If you’re unsure whether you can apply glow stones or glow sand in your project, contact us! We have experienced consultants just for this situation that will help you visualize and create your perfect glowing application.

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Glow Stone Samples

Not sure what type of glow stone would be best for your project? Get a sample set and see the various sizes and colours for yourself. Best of all, shipping is free and it only costs $9. Sample sets are available for Commercial Grade, Ultra Grade and Glow Sand.

*Special offer, if you download our AGT™ Buyers Guide and subscribe to our newsletter, we’ll send you a free sample set on us! In the buyer's guide you’ll get valuable information like, what the difference is between glow stone types, what type and size is best for your project, how to apply glow stones in concrete, and how much you should order for your project.

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