Black light technology has been around for a while, but it really started to take off in the late 1960s and 1970s. It is perfect for accenting psychedelic clothing patterns and just plain transforming the look of ordinary things into extra-ordinary objects. Of course, fluorescent bulbs like this 18'' Black Light Bulb.
One of the nice things about this 18'' Black Light Bulb, is that it will fit a lot of common fluorescent light fixtures. You can find 18-inch fixtures in a lot of box hardware stores and even pet stores in the aquarium section. This makes it easier than ever to simply swap out a soft white or a day light fluorescent bulb when you need to cast a black light on a one-off special event.