Work well, but not very thick
Posted by mike on 30th May 2017
The luminous dots were installed on a new (24.75" scale) Rosewood fingerboard fitted to a Steinberger Spirit project. The dots themselves work pretty well provided that you have charged them under strong lighting beforehand. After that they are easily distinguished in poor light for hours. Fitting them was fiddly because they are only 2.5mm thick. This means that you need to drill perpendicular to the circumference of the fingerboard radius, which will require to clamp the neck carefully in a rotated position when you are not drilling on the neck centreline. Drilling too deep means packing the dot underneath to raise it just above fingerboard level, too shallow and it is easy to drag it out of the hole. Personally, I would have preferred dots that were 4-5mm thick to provide a bit more fitting tolerance. This is also the case for the supplied side dots, which are very fiddly to set into the shallow 2mm holes.
Mike, thanks for the review and suggestion - I'll pass this on to our product manager and see what we can do, is a good suggestion, and actually the extra thickness should extend the glow time too. Best wishes, Simon