Different Sizes of Glow Sticks and Their Applications

Glow sticks are replacing traditional lighting fixtures in many parties these days. Besides being favorite party items, glow sticks are found to be functional in various fields like military, navy, under water operations and so on. Their versatile applications made manufacturers design more assorted forms of glows sticks to meet the growing requirements.

Available in assorted colors like green, yellow, orange, pink, blue, violet, etc., they are also available in various sizes to be useful in various specific needs. In this article, we will discuss about different sizes of glow sticks available and their applications.

Glow sticks – available in different sizes: Ever since their invention, glow sticks have been useful in various tactical, non-tactical, recreational and other practical operations. They became more functional after being made available in different sizes with additional features. Starting from 1.5 inches mini glow sticks, the lengths and the dimensions vary up to 22 inches jumbo glow sticks. Following are the various sizes of glow sticks and their applications in various events.

Mini glow sticks (1.5”-3”): These are the smallest glow sticks with length ranging between 1.5 to 3 inches and have a fixed width of 5 mm. They can glow brightly for 1 to 2 hours and with dim light they can glow for several hours. These mini glow sticks are widely used as baits in night fishing and hence called as fishing glow sticks. Further, they can replace the candles on birthday cakes and can be used to make glow balloons. In Halloweens, mini glow sticks are used to make glow costumes, hair decorations and so on. In games like golf, they are used to light the golf ball and to mark different places in the golf court.

Normal glow sticks (4”-8”): The normal glow sticks vary in length from 4 to 8 inches with a varying width of 5-10 mm. These glow sticks are used for various purposes. Normal glow sticks with minimum widths are flexible to bend and make glow necklaces, bracelets and rings. Other accessories such as glow garlands and headwear can also be made using connectors. Unlike other sizes, these glow sticks generally have a hook on the top and a stand at the bottom to make them hang or stand.

6” glow sticks are the brightest of all and can glow brightly up to 12 hours after which the light becomes dim and continue to glow for long time. These glow sticks are used in various party decorations. They are also used by professionals like rescuers, divers and campers.

Jumbo glow sticks (12”-22”): As the name indicates, these are longest of all glow sticks with length ranging from 12 inches to 22 inches. These glow sticks emit light for 12- 24 hours and hence are little expensive compared to the remaining ones. Due to their long durability, they are highly helpful in emergency situations. Because of their bigger size they can hold greater amounts of chemical and hence are very useful as powerful light sources during emergencies or blackouts.

These are the different sizes of glow sticks available and their applications. Choosing appropriate size depending on the occasion makes your purchase worthy.

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