Glow sticks or light sticks?

If you’ve visited Premier Glow’s website or have ever gone looking for some glow sticks or related products, you may have encountered some confusing terminology. Many places will use the terms “glow sticks” and “light sticks” interchangeably to refer to the same types of products. In reality, these terms are often used in place of one another, but there are some distinct differences that may be worth noting. Let’s break it down and take a look at what each of these two terms mean and how they are used today.

“Glow sticks” is a term that acts as a kind of blanket description for a wide range of products. It can refer to glow sticks, glow necklaces and bracelets, and so on. This particular terminology is generally used to denote products used at parties, celebrations, and other fun events. In fact, glow sticks were developed to be a cheaper alternative to the more robust light sticks due to the increasing demand for these novelty items at events and stores. So if you see the term “glow stick” in the same place as you see “light stick”, you can probably safely say that the glow sticks are novelty items.

“Light sticks”, on the other hand, were originally used to describe the products that use non-heat producing light (chemiluminescence) for use in emergency situations. These items are individually wrapped in foil and are generally stored in climate-controlled warehouses. They are designed to be sources of light during natural disasters, power outages, and other emergency situations. These were actually the first products to hit the market – as explained before, glow sticks grew out of a demand for more widely spread light sticks.

Now that you know the difference, visit Premier Glow’s page and find the products that are right for you!

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