MN8 is another way of saying emanate. Our products don't just glow in the dark, they emanate (MN8) light. By using Advanced Photoluminescent Technology® we are able to create some of the strongest afterglow available. Advanced Photoluminescence Technology is virtually the highest output glow-in-the-dark technology available on the market.
It is not just the highest grade photoluminescence pigment but also the propriatary application of pharmaceutical grade photoluminescence ( PL ) pigments suspended in various substrates. Some of these materials initially can emit light output over 1,000+ mcd/m2 and can continue to emit light up to 80 hours* when fully charged. This technology has been tested by UL to meet or exceed the ASTM E2072/3 international standards for photoluminescence safety materials.
“What do foxes have to do with safety equipment?,” you may be asking yourself. We chose the name Foxfire for a reason: We feel the word “foxfire” describes the greenish glow our products give off. Although our afterglow is from a inorganic molecular reaction, we use the name Foxfire as a homage to Mother Nature's natural bioluminescence. Foxfire is a specific species of fungi found in decaying wood. These fungi have been used as a natural lantern of sorts throughout the years: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn used them to dig a tunnel; Benjamin Franklin used the fungi for a light source in an early version of a submarine; and soldiers used these lanterns in the trenches during World War I to be able to see in the dark. We want our photoluminescent items to have a significant impact on those who use them; such as the impact the species of fungi have had to this day.
*The average human eye can see a glow down to about 0.0032 mcd/m2. Full afterglow time is measured to 0.000 mcd/m2