What is the brightest colour Isotope?

Brightness appears different in certain colours, this is not down to lower power in certain Isotopes but purely down to the nature of the colour. An Ice green or an Ice Blue we see as a crisp colour whereas an Ice Purple or an Ice red  is seen as a dull colour. The Isotopes supplied by us here at Iceatope are classed as full maximum power output for colour and size.

Larger Isotopes will always be brighter than smaller Isotopes.

Below is what we believe to be order of brightness.

Ice Green   Ice Blue   Ice Yellow   Ice White   Ice Orange   Ice UV Blue   Ice Red    Ice Purple.


How many Isotopes do I get?

All our Isotopes on this website are sold individually, so please be sure to add the amount you need into your basket.


How long do Isotopes last?

The light continuously glows for a impressive 12 years half life span. If the glass is broken then the light source will cease. An Isotope will require no maintenance throughout its life, meaning excellent value for money and 100% reliability in all environmental conditions.


Postage and Shipping costs?

All UK orders are sent FREE by Royal Mail First Class Signed For Mail. If you are buying from other countries, we offer a list of destinations and prices at Checkout.


How do Isotopes work?

An Isotope is composed of a laser sealed borosilicate glass tube or otherwise know as a vial which has a special phosphor coating on its inner surface. The glass tube/vial is filled with a small amount of tritium gas. As the tritium decays the beta particles emitted by its nuclei strike the phosphor coating causing it to emit visible light. By changing the type and combination of phosphors used it is possible to create tubes/vials which emit different colours.


Do I have to switch an Isotope on or off?

An Isotope is a self-powered light source. No switching on/off is needed, therefore there are no switches on an Isotope. No activation or re charging by ambient light is needed. The Isotopes will need no maintenance in their life span.


What is the best way to fix an Isotope?

When fixing Isotopes into the slots on Bite alarms or slots machined into bobbins/ Hangers, it is best to fix them in with a silicone type product. A dab of silicone or sealant placed into the slots using a simple toothpick or small precise instrument (Baiting Needle) is the perfect way to get a straight and tidy finish with a professional look. We strongly advise NOT using a super glue type adhesive, Once this is placed on Bite Alarms and Bobbins/ Hangers it can make a mess!! Once it is on, it is on for good. With the silicone/sealant type fixings it is easily taken off when needed, leaving the area clean. When a breakage of an Isotope occurs it makes changing it an easy and hassle free job.


How safe are Isotopes?

The electrons produced by the gaseous tritium inside an Isotope are so low in energy, they are unable to penetrate human skin or pass through a sheet of paper.


What size Isotope do I need?

If you are unsure what size Isotope you need, normally a quick internet search will tell you. If you are still unsure then you can measure it yourself with a ruler to be 100% certain. We will always try to answer any questions if we are able to and help make sure you choose the correct size. enquiries@iceatope.co.uk


How strong are Isotopes?

The only way that an Isotope can fail is if the outer is breached. This can happen if they are subjected to a sharp and substantial impact. Although quite robust in construction they are not totally immune to damage. If an Isotopes outer is breached, the gaseous tritium inside will quickly expand to atmosphere and does not present the user with any significant safety hazard. Sometimes to the Human Eye no damage is visible and light will stop emitting, this is not a faulty Isotope as it is Scientifically impossible to stop working unless breached.