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    Dimming timer

    ok, been meaning to ask this for awhile, my timer dims about 2 min. after the light is turned off (I'm currently printing) what's happening? How can I remedy this eye squinting problem?

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    The display dims?
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    GraLab, Model #300. Yes, numbers and hands dim.

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    I think the glow in the dark stuff has worn out and don't keep them glow for very long.

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    I think it's your eyes adjusting. The glow is not electrical.
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    You can get some luminous paint and repaint the glowing parts. If you cant find it in a craft store, you can try luminous nail polish as well. Best but slightly more expensive option is to buy a product called Superluminova. It is a very bright, and quickly charged luminescent paint used on high end watch dials.

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    The radium (?) in the paint is weakening.
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    Haaa, If that were the case Mainecoonmaniac, the numbers would seem brighter... Chan Tran's answer is more like it.

    I don't know, but I have a few GraLab 300's of different vintage and prefer the vintage one. It doesn't hold the charge as long as the newer ones.

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    You're right. I ain't no optometrist
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    Thanks everyone....it's almost too simple of an answer. I have some of that glow in the dark, painting tomorrow!!!!

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