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    Nitesiters Charge Time

    Order the universal set last week and got them over the weekend. Installion was relatively easy. Little small for my liking but I think they'll work out.

    My question, to those who use them, is about the charging time. How long would you have to charge them to have them "glow" overnight? I placed my gun over a lamp last night and let the sites hang down absorbing light for about 10 minutes. They were "dead" in under 2 hours. Normal or not?

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    Well their web site says 5 minutes but what if you keep your gun in a drawer or gun safe not exposed to lamp or sun light?

    Only one word for you - tritium

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    How did you charge them.

    I use one of my mini LED flashlights (the ones powered by CR123 batteries). I hit each dot for about 10-15 seconds, and then they glow for hours. Just under a lightbulb probably doesn't work as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDog View Post
    Well their web site says 5 minutes but what if you keep your gun in a drawer or gun safe not exposed to lamp or sun light?

    Only one word for you - tritium
    +1

    Nothing against Nitesiters, but most of the time you get what you pay for.

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    I disagree - they work very well. If you do a search for past posts about them, you will see many good posts. Do as I suggested above

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    The website recommends a UV light for optimum charging. I have them on 2 guns and tritium on one. Fully charged, the nitesiters look as bright as the tritium but, you may not always have the time or opportunity to charge them up. Poor man's (me) nightsights I guess you could say.

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    I have them on my Sigma .40 and they work for me.

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    I may give them a try someday. I just don't like the idea of having to charge my sights.

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    Well, time to find some UV light in the house somewhere.

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    A small surefire sized light works just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by beretta-neo View Post
    How did you charge them.

    I use one of my mini LED flashlights (the ones powered by CR123 batteries). I hit each dot for about 10-15 seconds, and then they glow for hours. Just under a lightbulb probably doesn't work as well.
    I'm not knocking them - poor man's night sights - been there.

    But a lot can happen in 10 - 15 seconds and if you can afford them then tritium is the way to go. IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDog View Post
    I'm not knocking them - poor man's night sights - been there.

    But a lot can happen in 10 - 15 seconds and if you can afford them then tritium is the way to go. IMO
    No, U can hit them for 1 sec if U need them right away.

    I am saying to hit them for 10-15 seconds before you go to sleep. Then they will work all night

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