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Chas, I have something similar.....it works ok.....however I may have dropped it & the bulb does't emit the light like it used to..... I would recommend upgrading to something more powerful (ie LED not flourescent light source).....see below link. Provides a much more intense and lasting glow, and will even help find non glow discs easily.....these are designed for finding scorpions in the desert or the finding fake ids!!!
if you aren't trusting the ebay stuff, blacklight.com has some good ones, but more expensive than the ebay stuff
Chas Ford said:I was already looking on eBay trying to replace my UV light. Does anyone have an opinion on the style. I had one of these untill recently. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260342228269... I was looking at the LED UV's as well. I can't remember seeing Z glow. All the Discraft I have is Photon Glow or something of the sort.
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definitely go to your local halloween store and get a AA operated black light. black lights charge your glo discs to the MAX with a seconds worth of black light. im tellin you, black light illuminates glo stuff better than anything, even if you have a plug in black light and a glo disc nearby, try it and youll see what i mean. the battery operated black lights are about 7-10 dollars, best money youll ever spend in the way of lighting your glo discs.
personally i am done with the old style glow discs, the now excepted method of taping mini glow sticks to the bottom or top of the discs you regularly throw for me is the only way to go, the last glow tourney i played in cemented that decision for me, it was a two round glow tourney, the first round i played with the old style glow discs i had ( eagle, roc, aviar and a couple others of which the models elude me at the moment ) as these for the most part were not the usuall models i threw i had a terrible round, the 2nd round i did what most everyone else was doing and taped mini glowsticks to the bottom of my regular discs, all my regular discs were champ or z plastic except my putter which i kept using my glow aviar for that, and i litterally dropped 9 strokes off my 2nd round which put me in 3rd place, i cant help but feel if i had not made the change i would have been close to last place if not last place, and if i had used the glow sticks in the beggining heck i might have won it ! also once you tape the glow sticks on your disc you can pretty much forget about them wheras with the old style glow discs your constantly regenerating them every time you throw them as they generally only hold a charge for about 15 minutes..
oh and as far as affordabillity goes, glow tourneys usually allways have someone selling glow sticks and they are usually only 25 cents apiece, so betime you buy the old style glow discs to match what you throw at present time ( if you can find them ) and invest in a black light, flash, etc. the mini glow stiicks for me is the obviouse choice, but i admitt i am a plastic whore so any excuse to buy extra discs does not neccesarily bother me ( LOL, as if i need an excuse ) but in this case i just like throwing the discs i am familier with. as always this is just my opinion, everyones different and what floats one persons boat might sink anothers.