Tritium is an isotope of Hydrogen. When Tritium gas is encapsulated in Borosilicate glass vials with phosphorescent pigments, a self-luminous (glow in the dark) device is created.
Tritium is unable to diffuse through these glass vials. Further, since Tritium is a low energy beta emitter, even if a tritium vial was broken, it is NOT dangerous externally (its beta particles are unable to penetrate human skin)
Tritium vials can be found in a wide range of common consumer goods such as watches, compasses, keychains, and gun sights. Now Glow Rhino adds Tritium EDC gear & tools to this list.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates the use and distribution of self-illuminated tritium devices. Only companies with approved distribution licenses are legally allowed to build and distribute these tritium products. Glow Rhino works with a licensed company with almost 30 years of experience working with tritium to illuminate its products.