Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak we are currently closed. Our emails are being monitored and we will respond to any enquiries as soon as we can.
Due to the technical nature of our business, Phosphor Technology does not employ agents. For all enquiries and orders from around the world, please contact us via one of the methods below.
We can send you 2g samples free-of-charge. Samples travelling overseas will ship via airmail.
Alternatively, we can send samples via courier if the customer provides a suitable account number.
We supply a maximum of five samples free-of-charge.
The smallest quantity that we sell is 100g.
Please contact us to request an official quotation, valid for 30 days.
Yes. Price breaks above our minimum order quantity occur at 200g, 500g, 1kg, 5kg, 10kg, 25kg, 50kg, 100kg, etc.
We are able to accept credit card payments through PayPal.
For new customers, we issue pro-forma invoices. For established customers, we will set up a 30-day trading account.
We accept payment in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.
We ship goods using a courier and add the cost onto the invoice.
If a customer provides an account number for a courier, then we will ship the goods using that. In this case, no charge will appear on the invoice.
Phosphors are artificial minerals and most last indefinitely. Some sulphides will decompose in humid conditions. Store these in a dry, airtight box or similar to prevent any loss of performance.
Generally, no. Phosphors are sometimes confused with the element phosphorus. White phosphorus is an allotropic form of the element that glows faintly in the dark as it slowly decomposes. The name, phosphorus, means ‘Light Bearer’.
When synthetic materials were made 100 years ago that had luminescent properties, it was decided to give them the generic name ‘phosphors’. In fact, only a small number of phosphors contain phosphorus; and mainly in the form of phosphates.
Luminescence is the process by which a substance emits light, including UV and infrared, as a result of excitation by an external source of energy. That is, it does not come from the heat energy within the substance. External sources of energy include chemical reactions, electric currents, photons of light and ionising radiation.
Fluorescence is a type of luminescence where a substance continuously emits light of one wavelength while absorbing light of a different wavelength. The emission of light stops very quickly after the excitation ceases.
Phosphorescence is the emission of stored light from earlier absorption. Phosphorescent materials continue to emit light for some time after the excitation ceases.