All Luminox watches undergo additional manufacturing steps that no other watch in the world requires. The Luminox self-powered illumination system must be installed in each and every watch. It is a costly and time-consuming endeavor but it is what makes Luminox watches special and different from all other watches in the world. 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 paint on the dial or hands in order to glow as do conventional luminous watches. Nor do they require a push of a button to light the dial as do watches with electro luminescence. The US military has long recognized the advantages of micro gas light sources and their use is specified in procurement specification MIL-W-6374F.