Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses
for regular luminous marker
(Note: These sunglasses do NOT use Ultra-Luminous technology)
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NU-CONcept revolutionizes marked cards again in 2006:
Features of Luminous Shade - part 1.mp3 (4MB) OR Features of Luminous Shade - part 1.WMA
Features of Luminous Shade - part 2.mp3 (5MB) OR Features of Luminous Shade - part 2.WMA
Optional: NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses (TM) with "built-in" filter
will make reading all luminous marked cards easier or will allow you to make lighter/more deceptive luminous marked cards
(Luminous filter is built into the lens - Patented and ONLY available through NU-CONcept)
When customer's purchase the NU-CONcept Luminous marker they will obtain very good results using the, provided, luminous filters which may be easily attached to YOUR sunglasses. The filters provided with the luminous marker kit have been specially altered, using spectral analysis, to compensate for the most common grey/smoke or blue sunglass lenses. However, you will find that the optional NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter will provide you will clearer, easier to read luminous marks under a wider range of lighting conditions than any "attached" filter can provide.
In May 2006, NU-CONcept introduced, as an option, NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with the filter "built-into" strong polycarbonate lenses. The filter built INTO the Luminous Enhancing Sunglass lenses are slightly different from the filter provided which is normally provided with the Luminous Marker kit. This is because the Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses allow you to look directly through the filter vs. looking through a filter AND your normal sunglass lenses. Since the Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses allow you to look directly through the luminous filter, the filter did not have to be altered to compensate for normal sunglasses lens tints. Therefore, the Luminous Enhancing Sunglass lenses will always be superior vs. looking through regular sunglasses that have an attached filter.
During normal indoor or outdoor viewing, the Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses sunglasses provide a comfortable blue/grey tint. You control seeing the marks simply by looking through the lens at the "correct" location which will not interfere with your normal vision.
Note: The NU-CONcept Luminous marker, used to mark your cards, is purchased separately or BOTH may be purchased together with a $20 discount.
Luminous technology evolution
Origin of luminous marked cards:
Originally, luminous marked cards were invented by gamblers who wanted to cheat at poker, blackjack, rummy, bridge or any other card game. They discovered that special lenses could be designed to filter very specific frequencies of light which allow luminous marks to appear on the back of cards when playing cards are viewed with with the naked eye through the lens.
Because very specific frequencies of light need to be filtered, the original luminous sunglasses appeared to have an odd red color which tended to draw attention to the person wearing these sunglasses. Another problem with these early sunglasses was that the world appeared colored, which was very annoying to the wearer of the filtered sunglasses.
Some people even made visors with this same filter in an attempt to be more unobtrusive and to avoid having to look through the annoying filter all of the time.
For years NU-CONcept customers have been using regular sunglasses and the special luminous filter. However, in 2006, NU-CONcept brought to the marketplace another advance in luminous technology. Using the same patented luminous marker/pen you no longer have to gimmick regular sunglasses. NU-CONcept has machine manufactured the filter directly INTO the lenses vs. manually attaching the filter ONTO the sunglass lenses.
Advantages of the NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter (sold as an add-on option):
As stated above, when wearing the NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter, the tint will appear as a pleasant blue/grey tint to the wearer and the lenses will have a sleight flash mirror coating to onlookers. Your view of the world will be a comfortable blue/grey tint and the marks will ONLY be visible when you look through the lenses in a special way. Since you will not constantly be looking through the luminous filter, you can use the NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter for extended wear (indoors and outdoors) without giving you a headache.
There is no risk of anyone seeing the "built-in" luminous filter while you are wearing the NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses.
You no longer have to cut the plastic filter, fit, align it and attach it to your sunglasses.
You can easily clean your premium sunglasses, worry about wrinkling the filter or getting water between the filter and the lens. This is because the filter is not attached to NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter, the luminous filter built into the lens itself.
NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter tend to work well in much wider range of lighting environments (low, medium, bright and daylight)
To recap, if you gimmick regular sunglasses, which already have a tint, they are inherently made darker by adding a luminous filter to your normal sunglass lens. This issue is a consideration for any luminous sunglasses which you gimmick yourself.
NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter are not very dark because the luminous filter is manufactured into the lens vs. adding a filter onto the standard sunglasses. Therefore, they will make reading any luminous marked card easier to read under a wider variety of lighting conditions.
By their very nature, lighter/more subtle marks are more deceptive and will likely fool those people "in the know" who use traditional sunglasses with a luminous filter attached BEHIND the lens. By manufacturing the luminous filter INTO the lens NU-CONcept will allow you to make your luminous marks more deceptive when using the NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter.
NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter have a gradiated tint and a gradiated flash mirror coating for a more stylish look and ease of use.
NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter are made of strong polycarbonate lenses, are scratch resistant and have 100% UV protection. A carrying case is included with belt loop, so you can carry your sunglasses all the time.
Actual photo of "Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses" WITH FILTER BUILT INTO LENSES
Matching unfiltered sunglasses are available as another ad-on option.
as of November 2006. Why would you need matching, un-gimmicked, sunglasses ? You can start the evening by wearing the un-gimmicked sunglasses or you can casually lay them on the table so people can see they are normal. Then you can easily switch the normal sunglasses for your matching Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses to read the marked cards. Later, you can switch them back for the un-gimmicked sunglasses, in case someone wants to look at them.
Note: The filtered Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses are comfortable to wear indoors or outdoors because the filter is positioned so it does not interfere with your normal vision. You only need duplicate unfiltered sunglasses if you think that people may be suspicious.
NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses have the filter "built-into" high quality polycarbonate lenses which sell for $99 (see pricing page) as an add-on option to the NU-CONcept luminous marker kit (This is a $20 discount). If you decide to purchase the sunglasses by themselves, then the price will be $119 for people who do not own NU-CONcept products.
Therefore, if you order BOTH the Luminous marker kit AND the NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filter, you will pay $208 vs. $228 if purchased separately (see pricing page to save $20).
Matching NU-CONcept ungimmicked-unfiltered sunglasses are an extra $49 option.
For those customers who would like to save time gimmicking their own sunglasses or if they don't want to gimmick their expensive Carreras, you may purchase the previous generation ($39) pre-filtered sunglasses (only 5 pairs left) ...please read on......
NU-CONcept Sunglass History
The NU-CONcept Evolution started about 25+ years ago:
In the early 1980s NU-CONcept discovered that a filter could be modified to be attached behind many "every day" sunglasses. The NU-CONcept specially designed filter is made of plastic and works best when attached behind a pair of everyday smoke, grey or blue grey sunglasses. Flash mirrored sunglasses with a sleight wrap around tend to enhance deceptiveness and ease of use. This is the technology which NU-CONcept sells today as it's primary luminous solution offering.
By allowing you to convert YOUR sunglasses into filtered sunglasses to read luminous markings, your sunglasses will no longer attract the attention of onlookers like the original luminous lenses. You have the choice of gimmicking your own sunglasses or you may purchase lightly tinted, smoke/grey flash mirrored wrap sunglasses which NU-CONcept will gimmick for you (by hand) as an option. NU-CONcept has performed a spectral analysis of the most common smoke/grey and blue-ish sunglasses and includes with it's base package luminous filter which takes these variations into account so the luminous marks can be read with most everyday sunglasses under most lighting conditions with ease.
In 2004, NU-CONcept revolutionized luminous solutions by allowing you to EASILY mark cards with NU-CONcept's patented solutions in a "no-mess" marker/pen. This is far easier than using old style messy jars, brushes or Q-tips AND with NU-CONcept, your card's finish will not be "burnt/dulled" like you will find with inexpensive alcohol based solutions.
Be aware that the Premium "built-in" luminous sunglasses will provide clearer and easier to read luminous marks because you do not have to look through the luminous filter AND the normal tint of regular sunglasses.
Disadvantages of applying a filter to standard sunglasses:
Care must be taken when cleaning your filtered sunglasses because the filter is attached "TO" the lens or the filter may be removed and re-applied after you clean your sunglasses.
Works best in medium to brightly lit environments. This is because you are taking the luminous filter and applying it BEHIND tinted sunglasses which have a tint of their own. There should be no surprise that having BOTH a luminous filter AND the natural tint of sunglasses will require more illumination in the room to see the marks because the double tint (i.e. sunglass lens AND filter) makes the sunglasses very dark.
NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses (listed at the top of this page) overcomes these limitations.
NU-CONcept Luminous marker kit (which includes filter to gimmick 30 pairs of your sunglasses) sells for $109. (see pricing page)
In May 2006, NU-CONcept released Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses with "built-in" filters. These normally sell for $119. However, if you purchase the NU-CONcept Luminous kit AND the Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses as an optional "add-on" then there is a $20 discount. Therefore, your total cost will be $208 vs. $228, if purchased separately. (Don't forget, there is free shipping on all domestic USA orders.)
Customers also have the option of purchasing un-gimmicked / unfiltered sunglasses which match NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses for $49.
as of December 2006
Additional options for the serious professional
Don't like the Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses frame or style ? or are people used to seeing you wear a certain style of sunglasses ? Then NU-CONcept will be happy to perform custom work for you.
"CUSTOM LUMINOUS ENHANCING SUNGLASSES" - As of November 2006, Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses may be manufactured using your own Ophthalmic Quality frames (must be Base Curve 8 - wrap around) OR select from our selection of popular Ophthalmic Quality frames from our eye glass store. (**) Custom, high quality, name brand, frames tend to look the most innocent and do not attract attention. These custom sunglasses also allow excellent flexibility with regard to the positioning and size of the luminous filter, which is built INTO the lens. Please write to "firstname.lastname@example.org" for additional details regarding custom work.
$400 - $700 - "CUSTOM LUMINOUS ENHANCING SUNGLASSES" USING ONE OF OUR FRAMES - select from our selection of popular Ophthalmic Quality frames from our eye glass store. Custom, high quality, name brand, frames tend to look the most innocent and do not attract attention. These custom sunglasses also allow excellent flexibility with regard to the positioning and size of the luminous filter, which is built INTO the lens. Price varies depending upon cost of frame selected. Please write to "email@example.com" for additional details regarding custom work.
$600 - $900 - Prescription Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses. NU-CONcept needs to go through our Optometrist and lab to make prescription lenses. This is what adds to the cost of production. Prescription orders will only be accepted AFTER customer writes to "firstname.lastname@example.org" to discuss details regarding custom prescription work.
BEST BUY ! - $299 - "CUSTOM LUMINOUS ENHANCING SUNGLASSES" USING YOUR FRAMES - As of December 2006, Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses may be manufactured using your own Ophthalmic Quality frames (must be Base Curve 8 - wrap around). (**) These custom sunglasses also allow excellent flexibility with regard to the positioning and size of the luminous filter, which is built INTO the lens. Please write to "email@example.com" for additional details regarding custom work. Please mail your frames to: (Jeff Spiller; 3280 Sunrise Hwy, Suite #227; Wantagh, New York, 11793; USA)
(**) - Note: NU-CONcept has subcontracted with a professional lab to place non-prescription NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing lenses into professional Ophthalmic Quality frames. Common drug store frames and "knock-off name brand" frames will not withstand the fitting of the NU-CONcept polycarbonate lenses. If you supply NU-CONcept with your own frames, NU-CONcept and the lab cannot be responsible for damage to your frames. The lab will evaluate all customer supplied frames and fit the lenses on a "best effort" basis. However, due to potential hairline structural defects which are not apparent until actual lens mounting occurs, NU-CONcept cannot guarantee results with customer supplied frames. Nor will NU-CONcept be responsible for frame damage during the mounting process. Please be aware that the lab will take up most care when working with customer supplied frames
Another competitors product:
As you can see from the photos above, NU-CONcept products have a more contemporary style and are designed in such a way that your view of the world will not appear red while filtering the frequencies of light that are required to see luminous elements. Your normal view of the world while wearing NU-CONcept sunglasses will be a pleasant grey/smoke/blue-ish tint (not red). This is why NU-CONcept sunglasses may be worn for extended periods of time both indoors and outdoors. (See photos below.)
Of course, NU-CONcept recommends our "Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses", but, if you would like to purchase the "Classic Style" round lens luminous sunglasses from NU-CONcept, please eMail us for a price quote because NU-CONcept does not stock these round style sunglass which give an uncomfortable view of the world..
Photo of scene with no filters or sunglasses
No filter or sunglasses
Below is a photo of same scene with NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses (TM) placed in front of the camera lens where your eyes normally view the world. Bear in mind that luminous marks will be seen only when you look through a certain part of the sunglasses as described in the instructions.
The majority of each NU-CONcept lens is a comfortable blue/grey/smoke tint which does not distort your vision (photo above). NU-CONcept manufactured the luminous filter directly into the lenses at strategic locations, as to not interfere with normal vision. Yet, you will be able to see the luminous element markings when you desire. This feature makes NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing sunglasses much more comfortable to wear (see above photo for your "normal" view of the world through NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses).
Notice how a competitor's Classic Luminous sunglasses (photo below) are uncomfortable to wear, distort your view of the world and are sometimes even too dark for indoor use or walking outdoors at night.
With 25+ years of experience, NU-CONcept always offers the "leading edge" in marked card technology
So you decide.....which do you think is better ?
Competition: or vs. NU-CONcept's:
NOTE: While the NU-CONcept Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses are extremely deceptive, some customers may be interested in Ultra-Luminous (aka. Black Panther) technology, which is much more expensive due to the fact that it works by using a different scientific principal than regular luminous products and has the flexibility of being made with your prescription, etc. Other security features are built into the Ultra-Luminous product which also raises their deceptiveness to the highest level. Ultra-Luminous is only made for the serious professional who can afford the very best !
Click here for regular luminous features and details
|Luminous marker kit (regular) & Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses||
(Save $20 when buying the luminous market kit & Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses)
|Luminous Marker kit (regular)||
(Average cost is $5.45 per marked deck)
|Luminous Enhancing Sunglasses (only) - Luminous marker kit is not included||$119 USD|
|Ultra-Luminous||Ultra-Luminous uses VERY different chemicals, filters and sunglasses than the regular luminous product. In addition, Ultra-Luminous offers contact lenses as an option or a hybrid product.|
Audio and video clips
(same clips as on the NU-CONcept home page)
Luminous audio clip: (Note: Clips are large and may take a few minutes to download, please be patient. It may be faster to <right click> your mouse as "save target as..." Save MP3, AVI or WMV file on your hard disk and "double click" file to plat at your own convenience. Estimate 5-10 seconds to download 300KB on a cable modem vs. 1-2 minutes on a 56KB telephone dial-up line)
Note: It is recommended that you use a high speed cable modem or DSL line to download the video clips below in 1 -2 minutes. If you are using a 56 KB line, NU-CONcept advises that you use the mouse "right click....save as..." option and be prepared to wait 45 minutes to an hour for the download to complete.
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(It is illegal and immoral
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cheat poker or other game of chance.)
General Pricing and ordering information for all NU-CONcept products
Jeff Spiller; 3280 Sunrise Highway, suite 227, Wantagh, NY 11793
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