How Thermochromic Dab Nails Works
In the stoner world, heat is a magical element. Without it, cannabis consumption would be downright difficult. But its benefits aren't suspended at necessity. Heat can bring a sense of enthusiasm and functionality to the smoking process, too, by way of something called thermochromic quartz banger.
Thermochromic bangers sure look pretty, but what lies—quite literally—below the surface? Here's the lowdown on this color-changing accessory, how it functions in your dab nail and all the ways you can see it come to life.
What are Thermochromic Dab Nails?
Dab nails made from thermochromic glass are a recent niche in the 420 community. The thermochromic element means that the glass (or some heat-sensitive material within the glass) emits a color when exposed to a certain level of heat. Manufacturers have found a way to craft these bangers to showcase a bright red once it's heated up.
This style of banger is much more than just its looks. It also serves as a built-in dab timer, allowing you to see just when the nail is heated to its ideal temperature. It's a functional addition to any setup suited for concentrates.
Oftentimes, you can find a thermochromic dab nail made from pure quartz. Whatever the material, this novel accompaniment to rigs the world across is quite the eye-catching invention.
How It Works
While an advanced concept, thermochromic glass maintains a semblance of simplicity. There are some kinds that feature multiple layers of glass and a necessary level of air, where the glass itself turns colors. Otherwise, you'll frequently see thermochromic sand in between vacuum-sealed layers of glass. In these cases, the sand itself is what changes colors upon introduction to high levels of heat.
You'll know when the dab nail is heated up enough when the color changes to a bright red. Once it's cooled down, it will have returned to its original aura.
Other Thermochromic Products
As you might imagine, dab nails aren't the only product to use thermochromic technology. So too are there windows of the same genre, which tint in response to the sun, thus conserving energy within the building.
Those transition lenses you've always known about but didn't quite understand how they function are also thermochromic. Clearly, the concept has been around for quite some time, but it finally made its way to the dabbing market.
Check These Thermochromic Dab Nails Out
By now, we're privy to the thermochromic side of things. Here are a couple of our favorite products that change shade when things heat up.
With dual layers of glass, each of which sandwich color fritted glass, this banger is of sure quality. With this thing, there really is no need for a dab timer. Moreover, it maintains optimal heat for a handful of low temp dabs. Considering it streamlines your experience by a substantial margin, we'd say this is a worthy addition to the collection.
A core reactor dab nail at heart, this thermochromic innovation turns bright red as soon as you've reached proper dabbing temperature. The color-changing block is safe and sounds between the glass, having been vacuum sealed for total protection. It's a nifty add-on for a rig as unique as you.
Heat Things Up
The thermochromic trend is as cool-looking as it is functional. With its ability to replace your tedious stopwatch—and the added bonus of maintaining heat for an extended period of time—it's an addition that you'll never want to go without.
If your rig could use a dab nail that's got its own personality, thermochromic is always an option. If nothing else, it'll be sure to please the crowd.