How Does Color Change Work?

No doubt you’ve seen Del Sol clothing and accessories burst into vibrant colors when exposed to sunlight. But, what everyone wants to know is, how does it do that?

This “How Color Change Works” infographic is designed to give you all the details behind Del Sol’s color-changing technology, and how it actually makes Del Sol clothing and accessories change colors with sunlight and then return to their original colors without sunlight.


How Color Change Works:
Del Sol’s Spectrachrome® crystals, used in its color-change technology, reveals color upon irradiation by ultraviolet waves; i.e., sunlight. When a flower blooms, the result is the exposure of the inherent color of the flower. A Spectrachrome® crystal is similar in that an energy-shift occurs causing the color of the dye to become visible to the human eye. The shifting or “twisting” of the dye is referred to as a molecular excitation transition. The dye actually becomes visible to the human eye. NASA explored it for their space program, and Del Sol engineered and enhanced it for everyone under the sun! It’s not rocket science but, then again, maybe it is.

Works on a Cloudy Day
Don’t reserve the use of sunscreen only for sunny days. Even on a cloudy day, up to 80 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays can pass through the clouds. In addition, sand reflects 25 percent of the sun’s rays and snow reflects 80 percent of the sun’s rays.

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