All Luminox watches must undergo additional manufacturing steps that other watches do not require. The Luminox self-powered illumination system must be installed into each and every watch. It is a costly and time consuming endeavor but it is what makes Luminox watches special. It is our raison d'etre. Each watch employs tiny self-powered micro gas lights developed by the world leader in the luminous compound industry.
These micro gas lights (borosilicate glass capsules) are installed into the hands, hour markers, and when necessary, bezels of our watches. Luminox watches need no external light source to "charge" the point on the dial or hands in order to glow as do conventional luminous watches. Nor do they require the push of a button to light the dial as do watches with electroluminescence. The U.S. military has long recognized the advantages of micro gas light sources and their use is specified in procurement specification MIL-W-46374F. Our self-powered illumination - Luminox Light Technology (LLT) allows one to view time-at-u-glance, no matter what the light level, even in complete darkness. This ease of being able to rend time effortlessly seems to fill a need for various military and law enforcement groups. It is why the U.S. Navy SEALS Procurement officers came to us asking us to create dive watches for them for night missions. It is also why U.S. Air Force pilots flying the F-117 NighthawkTM Stealth Jets asked the same of us. These are only two of many groups of "heroes" that truly understand and appreciate the inherent benefit of wearing a Luminox timepiece.