oh, little tip if you want brighter needles, thsi si waht i did:
Get a sharpie and some light blue model paint found at any craft store, hell even i think walmart. Just a light blue.
Do 2 coats of sharpie, let dry between each. This will give you the nice dark blue color.
Now do one solid coat of the light blue model paint. Now it will reflect like a mofo at night.