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Halloween Store Black Light Round-Up 2017

It’s that time of year again…  In many parts of the country the weather is getting a little bit colder, sunset starts earlier, the leaves on the trees are starting to change colors, and seasonal retail Halloween stores have appeared in nearly every mid to large city from coast to coast.  Being life-long fans of Halloween, we at Tiki Storm LLC love this time of year!  As children, my brother (Tiki Storm co-founder) Scott and I used to be avid home haunters, before the term even existed.  This was the beginning of the path that lead us to later open …

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Glowlight Visor : Self-Lighting Blacklight Clothing

Let’s say you own a large blacklight attraction.  You spent all the time, money, and effort you could muster to make it the best themed blacklight attraction you could possibly create.  You thought of every detail, right down to having your employees wear custom-embroidered hats proudly featuring the logo of your attraction.  You have created a glowing world of fun, and every detail is perfect… Until one of your employees wanders into a blacklight “dead zone”.  No matter how hard you try to cover every inch of your blacklight attraction in brilliant UV light, there are always areas that are …

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Blacklight Basics For Themed Attractions (Part 2)

In our previous blog post, “Blacklight Basics For Themed Attractions (Part 1)“, I discussed common blacklight terminology for use in amusement attractions and themed events.  In today’s post we will discuss common types of blacklights (lamps), and the best uses of each type within a blacklight themed attraction. Incandescent Blacklight This blacklight looks like an old-school incandescent light bulb, but with a dark coating surrounding the bulb.  This is the kind of blacklight bulb you might find in the Halloween section of a dollar store.  It is the original blacklight bulb.  Basically this bulb is a regular incandescent light bulb, …

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Blacklight Basics For Themed Attractions (Part 1)

Welcome to our brand new Blacklight Amusement Blog!  We’re creating this blog as a resource for owners, creators, and enthusiasts of blacklight amusement attractions.  “Amusement attractions” in this case includes blacklight mini-golf courses, escape rooms, skating centers, bowling alleys, laser tag arenas, haunted attractions, and any blacklight entertainment venue.  As former owner/operators of a blacklight mini-golf course and a blacklight haunted attraction, we hope to fill this blog with useful information regarding the creation and use of UV reactive props, costumes, sets, and lighting effects.  We also hope to cover current events in blacklight amusement attractions, including spotlighting specific venues …

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