Fluorescence has diverse applications in science, education, art, forensic sciences, industry and more. NIGHTSEA provides complete and economical solutions – light sources and matched filters – for viewing and imaging fluorescence at scales from macro to micro. With both off-the-shelf and customized equipment we have helped thousands of customers around the world enter this hidden spectral realm.
“I started out making equipment for myself to explore for fluorescence in the sea while SCUBA diving at night. The challenge of working underwater in the dark is a great motivator for making simple, reliable gear that just plain gets the job done. This mindset guides the design of everything that NIGHTSEA produces to view and image fluorescence, wherever you need to work.”
– NIGHTSEA Founder Charles Mazel, PhD
Fluorescence has diverse applications in the field of conservation, primarily to aid in understanding more about the subject that is being worked on, but also for other applications such as cleaning. The technique can be used with paintings, paper, objects, and more. We at NIGHTSEA are just beginning to learn where our fluorescence-enabling equipment […]see gallery
Gallery of images of insect fluorescence contributed by Dan Jones, based in Australiasee gallery
Understanding insect behavior is critical in developing strategies for pest management. Fluorescent marking and photography enabled a field study of annual bluegrass weevils.read full article
What is making a seemingly innocuous rock glow fiercely yellow? The answer is fluorescence. Specifically – the rock in question is composed of a mineral called “Sodalite”, which is a fluorescent mineral. Read on to find out more!read full post