Here's how color-changing glass works under different lighting

How does this type of glass respond to different lightbulbs?
Loukia Papadopoulos

YouTuber The Action Lab is a prolific science expert who has brought us many cool videos such as this one where he made a laser microscope using just a drop of water or this one where he made a black mirror. Now, he is back with an interesting and entertaining video where he explains how shifty or color-changing glass works.

He starts by showing us examples of three types of this glass. He takes light yellow, dark yellow, and blue pieces of glass and he changes his lightbulb from a halogen one to a compact fluorescent one.

Immediately, the pieces of glass turn pink, orange, and violet. How does such an extreme change occur?

"Depending on what light we are using, we are getting totally different colors out of these," says The Action Lab. In order to understand what is happening, the scientist argues that we must first understand how the light coming from these different types of bulbs works.

So how does this light work? How do the two bulbs produce such different results? Why is it that only certain glass is affected by this change and not all types of glass? This video answers all these questions and more.

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