Illuminating Silicone Tape Wrap-Dark
Illuminating Silicone Tape Wrap-Light
MN8® Products -- A leading developer of illuminating products
MN8-Foxfire is a firefighter owned company that develops, markets and sells revolutionary photoluminescent coatings and products that provide illumination for several hours and stay visible in complete darkness for up to 17 hours. Our products will charge in just a few minutes from any light source and can be recharged indefinitely. As a result, there is no need for any external battery, electrical, or energy source other than light.
Every one of our products is designed with safety in mind, as we thoughtfully and deliberately develop products that will keep people safe. Our products have been especially effective for firefighter gear, arming firefighters with necessary visibility tools in the most difficult situations.
As our product line up continues to grow, MN8-Foxfire is pleased to offer products that will help people in many industries and are available in many colors.
MN8-Foxfire was founded by firefighter Zachary Green. As a former infantryman in the United State Marine Corps, Green was working as a volunteer firefighter and manager in the pharmaceutical industry when he discovered photoluminesent technology and quickly realized its potential for applications in firefighting. He founded MN8 Products in late 2010, introducing Foxfire's first products -- the illuminating helmet band and do-it-yourself illuminating epoxy kit. Green now leads MN8-Foxfire full-time as the company president, when he's not chasing fires. MN8-Foxfire is headquartered in Wyoming, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb.
Zachary Green, MN8-Foxfire president (above)
As an organization dedicated to serving our brother firefighters, we strive to listen to our customers and seek their feedback. Our mission is to provide high-quality, advanced products and superior customer service.
MN8-Foxfire has been recognized by organizations such as the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Cincinnati Innovates for our efforts in developing technology that keeps firefighters safe. We are proud of these awards and the positive feedback we receive from firefighters every day in developing products that help them do their jobs better and safer.
Behind the Name
Foxfire’s name was carefully selected with a purpose. The word “foxfire” conveys the bioluminescence (greenish glow) created in the right conditions by specific species of fungi that decay wood. Throughout history, these natural lanterns have been used as a source of light for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer as they dug a tunnel; for light in an early submarine (as suggested by Benjamin Franklin); in the trenches of World War 1 by soldiers to keep them from colliding into others in the dark; by Native Americans who used them on other sides of doorways and in many other historical references.
Our products utilize advanced photoluminescent technology. During production, photoluminescence is added to our products through advanced procedures involving suspended photoluminescent crystals. Photoluminescent crystals possess the unique capacity to absorb and store energy from ambient light like a naturally occurring battery. In darkness, the pigments instantly emit a glow by releasing the stored light energy. Our special production processes enable our coatings and products to glow for up to 17 hours when fully charged. And through a patented color blending capability, we can offer photoluminescent materials in bright daytime colors and different colors.