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How long does a tritium vial last?

How long does a tritium vial last?

12.3 years
Inside the vial, the electrons emitted by the tritium gas excites the phosphor to give off the cold continuous light. From the moment the vial is filled, the tritium begins to deteriorate giving off beta radiation (electrons) with a half life of 12.3 years.

Are tritium tubes safe?

These Tritium Glow Tubes are perfectly safe to handle as the beta radiation generated from the Tritium decay cannot pass through the glass wall of the vial. Incidentally, the collision of the beta particles with the glass does produce a very tiny amount of x-rays, but not enough to harm anything.

Are glow sights radioactive?

Tritium (3H) used in night sights, and in glow-in-the-dark watches and exit signs, is a radioactive material that only emits a very weak beta particle.

Can I purchase tritium?

Purchasing tritium on Amazon is fairly safe, most of these dealers are reputable and there is little risk of not receiving your order. There are also a number of other resellers of tritium vials from countries outside the US who sell either directly to consumers or through other marketplaces such as eBay.

When did Rolex stop using tritium?

When did Rolex stop using tritium? In 1998 once the use of tritium paint was banned. They have been using Luminova instead.

How many tritium vials are in a ring?

This tritium ring also comes with a protective pocket, which makes it a nice gift idea. This tritium ring simply looks amazing! It is made of titanium alloy that can hold three 1.5 x 6mm tritium vials. You can buy the ring alone or supplied with 6 different colors of tritium vials.

How do you put a plug on a tritium vial?

There is a diagram on the back of the product card or on our website which shows how to install it. In general, you simply insert the vial (s) into the housing, and insert one of the included rubber plugs on top of the tritium vial. You only need enough force to get the plug to seat on top of the vial.

Are there any tritium vials for key fobs?

We will reserve some of them for our key fobs and will sell key fob with tritium vial installed rather than selling just tritium vials. For some certain sizes which we do not have a housing for them remain the same until they are all gone. I am very sorry that we are still waiting for good news from our supplier.

How to notify me when we re-stock tritium vials?

By the way, you can mail us ( [email protected] [email protected]) to ask for notification whenever we re-stock 1.5x6mm, 3×22.5mm or other sizes of vials. Please use title “Notify me when you get more 3×22.5mm vials” (change 3×22.5 to other sizes if needed).