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I love these fobs. I've got two of the triple isootope TEC fobs - this one and the Reactor. This one puts out a bit less light because of the way it holds them in place, but it feels sturdier and more likely to survive a drop or mishap. Triple fobs are expensive once you buy it and pay to fill it with tubes, but no way around it. They are really sharp looking with three similiar toned tubes in them. Pictured are the two triple TEC fobs and two singles.
so which would you say is brighter, the reactor or the chain reactor? I ultimately just want the brightest one possible for my Bestech Lion that I have coming in from MD.
They're both technically the same brightness because that comes from the fobs, however the reactor is just two metal ends with a glass tube and nothing blocking them. This design has the metal ribs along the side that cover some of the tubes and light. It's a trade off - the glass on the reactor is probably less durable in a drop but it's brighter. It's also quite a bit larger physically. You can judge from the photos I posted.
If you want the brightest tubes, fill it with green. Maybe ice blue if you don't care for green as it's second brightest. Warm colors like red and orange tend to be the least bright.
Ah, you were asking about the single tube ones. The chain reaction takes only a half size isotope tube (and only 1 of them). Embrite is lame, it's a powder resin mix and more like traditional glow in the dark stuff. You need to charge it in light or uv to work and it fades quickly. I've never bought one because I want always available light. These triple models use 3mmx23 tubes while the chain reaction uses 3mmx11. Probably even the single s323 I have pictured above and part of the linked drop is going to be brighter. Unless you're always carrying around a light or going in and outside into sun a lot to charge the embrite, I'd stay with tritium.
If you've never owned tritium though just be aware none of them are "bright". My pictures are from a dark room. In a dim room you can just barely make out color. In any sort of light they just look like plain white tubes. Even at night they're more like locator light to find keys, tent stakes, zippers, bags, or whatever you attach them to. They aren't going to even have the same light output as a single birthday candle. They last for 8-10 years though without dimming so take that for what you will.
Yeah I've had experience with tritium before no my firearm(s) so for the most part I know what to expect realistically. of course we would all love to have something that allows that beautiful glow to persist even in a bright room, however we're not quite there yet. I'm also really liking this (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/maratac-copper-peanut-lighter-lanyard,)but not able to find it any where with the lanyard unfortunately. So, I'm thinking I will go with either the chain reactor or just have my friend make me a lanyard (: