The Magic of Color Change
It's magic! Seriously, it's the magic of PhotoChromic Technology, which harnesses the power of the sun through what is called molecular excitation transition. In simpler terms, it means that PhotoChromic crystals reveal their hidden colors when exposed to sunlight. NASA explored color-change technology for the space program, specifically for transitional lenses on astronauts’ space helmets.
How it Works
The PhotoChromic crystal reveals color upon irradiation by ultraviolet light; like sunlight. When a flower blooms, the result is the exposure of the inherent color of the flower. A PhotoChromic crystal is similar in that an energy-shift occurs causing the color of the dye to become visible to the human eye. The shifting or "twisting" of the dye is referred to as a molecular excitation transition. The dye does not actually "change" color; rather, it becomes visible to the human eye. Research shows that some animals; like certain species of bats, can actually see the color of a PhotoChromic crystal in its inactive state.
How to Experience it For Yourself
At Tarpon Bay Trading Co. we have a huge selection of Sun-Activated products that change color or design when exposed to sunlight. Check out some samples from the menu above, or stop in one of our stores and experience the magic in person.
- Sun-Activated Clothing for the whole family in sizes 6 Months to Adult XXXL
- Color Changing Nail Polish
- Hair Clips
- Fishing Shirts
- Sweatshirts and Hoodies
- and Much, Much More
Currently our Sun-Activated Clothing is location specific to the areas in which we have stores. To purchase Color Changing Clothing, please contact your local store directly. To purchase Color-Changing Nail Polish or Jewelry, please visit our Online Store.