Steve Nagel of 4EverLight International, Inc., and UVPaqlite.com, is this week’s guest. Way back in December of 2011 I had him on the show. If you’re curious, read about it here. Steve provided me with a couple of UV Paqlite samples then, and I bought some of the company’s little Toob Lites. I knew right away there’s a reason his company calls the UV PaqLite the amazing light. These aren’t your ordinary glow in the dark products.
If you haven’t heard of UV PaqLites before, you’ll want to find out what they’re all about. If you have heard of these nifty glow in the dark items before, you’ll be interested in hearing about new innovations and new products. Either way, I think you’ll want to put some of the things Steve and I talked about in your survival kits and prepping supplies.
The Man Behind the Glow
Steve Nagel is a father of 4 children and now a grandfather of 7. His youngest child, Alexis now 31, has worked with him since 2011 on this new venture of creating a new form of light or illumination.
Steve has a varied “venture start-up” background, starting in 1976, after he graduated with his law degree from the University of Wyoming and his graduate and undergraduate degrees in business from Arizona State University.
His ventures have included 3 successful IPOs of microcap companies in the construction chemical sector, consumer electronics, and patented 3 dimensional decoration process for any shaped objects.
Steve was an IFR and multi-engine pilot for 20 years in his own aircraft and spent most of his life in Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona–now living in Las Vegas, Nevada the past couple of years. He and his daughter have been working on the development of products and markets from 4EverLight International, Inc.
The Name of the Glow
The Need for the Glow
UV products provide good illumination in a small area. However, in the dark they’re also visible from a considerable distance. UV Paqlites and Glow In the Dark Spots (G.I.D.S.) can be handy for marking a trail or fence line. Put G.I.D.S. on light switches around the house, in the bathroom, or on your circuit breaker box. Or put one on your backpack so the person behind you can follow more easily when you’re hiking.
The Nature of the Glow
One of the neat things about them is their glow can be recharged in a minute or less with a flashlight or car headlights. They’ll even charge up in regular daylight.
Since powered lighting recharges these UV items, the company decided to create what they call the Orb Mule Lite, which combines UV material with a high quality LED light that pulses three seconds every two minutes to keep the glow at its brightest. There’s more on the Web site about this nifty inovation.
Passing on the Word About the Glow
One of Steve’s goals is to keep the products affordable. And they are, especially when you consider the cost of glow sticks you can only use once.
When I looked at UVPaqlite.com recently, I was surprised by the number of products they have available. The company has come a long way since I first heard of them back in 2011. Several products are patent pending, so perhaps one day these items will get greater recognition and wider distribution.
Customers are happy with the products, and they don’t return them. That’s definitely a sign Steve’s company is doing something right.
Newer products, such as the UV Matlite, are designed to be more attractive then the original UV Paqlites. Of course, all the products work well, regardless of appearance. Some of the other products include the Tooblite, Scooblite and Glostik.
How People Are Using the Glow
Because Steve’s company does so much direct sales to consumers, they receive a great deal of feedback. That’s what prompts development of new products and tweaking of older ones. One example is the development of the UVO necklace, which children love to wear.
Here’s an example of a terrific way to use a UV Paqlite or UV Matlite. Place it near your bed at night to help you find something you need in the middle of the night, whether it’s medication or a firearm for self defense.
How to Get Your Glow On
Let me say here that I have no financial relationship with Steve or his company. I don’t earn a dime if you buy his products. I’m happy to get the word out about what he has to offer because his company has some fascinating, fun and practical light source options which preppers will want to have. These products deserve to be widely available to all.