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Glow Necklaces – Popular Night Time Party Items

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Glow necklaces are one of the popular glow accessories. These attractive and funky accessories generally are available in single and assorted colors and can match with any kind of outfit, giving a cool appeal to the person wearing them. Further, they can even be used as decorative items in night parties. You can decorate your tables and chairs by outlining them with glow necklaces.

This article helps you know more about glow necklaces and why they are considered as popular night time party items.

Glow necklaces
Glow necklaces are circular tubes filled with nontoxic chemicals, which when activated emit energy in the form of light. The chemicals inside the glow necklace will undergo chemiluminescent reaction which emits colorful light but not heat. As they do not emit any heat or sparks, they can be safely worn on the body. Glow necklaces emit light till the chemicals are used up.

Everyone loves glow necklaces – from kids to grand parents
Glow necklaces are a hit among people of all age groups. Wearing glow necklaces is fun and exciting for kids. Since they are colorful, bright, highly comfortable, light weight, and cool they can be used safely by the kids in night parties.

Teenagers are more likely to go with these glow necklaces as they are fun, trendy, attractive, and economical. They can be easily matched with their outfits. Both boys and girls can use them as trendy fashion accessories in parties, pubs, clubs and raves.

People of all age groups can wear these glow necklaces for parties and other events. Moreover, these glow necklaces are of great help when worn while playing night golf, fishing, jogging in twilight or cheering your favorite team in a game.

Available in different colors and sizes
Glow necklaces are available in single colors like green, blue, orange, pink, purple, red and yellow. They are also available in multi colors like red-white-blue, red-green-blue, purple-green-yellow, etc.

Every color has its specific use like pink can be worn on Valentine’s Day or weddings, orange on Halloweens, red-white-blue on Independence Day, and yellow in emergency situations as it is brighter.

In general, glow necklaces are 11 inches or 22 inches in length with a varying diameter of 5-6 mm. The amount of chemical also varies with the size and color of the necklace.

Nontoxic and nonflammable
Glow necklaces are very safe to use. The chemicals used in them are nontoxic. Even if the chemical comes in contact with the skin due to any leakage in the tube, it causes no harm. But it is always better to keep them out of children’s reach as their skin is very much sensitive and they might get irritated easily.

Glow necklaces are nonflammable too. No matter how hot the surrounding temperature is, they do not produce any fumes or fire. Even if the tube is punctured or broken, they are absolutely harmless. However, it is always better to dispose the glow products once they are used.

The credibility of the retailer, from whom you purchase, should also be considered as few retailers sell cheap glow sticks made from recycled plastic which may cause harm.

Look great with other glow products
Glow jewelry, particularly glow necklaces ultimately give a fashionable look in the night parties. You can make yourself standout at a night party by adorning glow necklaces along with other glow products like glow bracelets, bunny ears, and eye glasses.

Glow necklaces can be used for various purposes in parties – as party favors, decorative items and costume jewelry. Moreover, they are cheaper in price compared to other glow products. This has made them popular in fund raising events, Halloween parties, night parties, Fourth of July celebrations, etc.

Glow Sticks – Which Color is the Brightest?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Glow sticks are not only used for entertainment and recreational purposes, they can also be used as sources of light in the dark. The demand for the bright colored glow sticks is always there in the dark, whether it is a night time party, game, camping or for illumination during emergencies. The brightness of glow sticks mainly depends on the color of the light they illuminate.

Glow sticks are available in different colors
Basically, glow sticks are available in eight different colors – green, yellow, orange, red, blue, pink, purple and white. The color of the glow stick depends on the type of fluorescent dye added to the chemicals in the stick. They are also available in two or three color combinations like bi-color and tri-color glow sticks.

People choose glow stick colors based on the occasion and its prominence. For Halloween parties, orange colored glow sticks are preferred. Pink glow sticks are preferred on Valentine’s Day. Tri-color glow sticks with a combination of red, white and blue color bring a sense of patriotism and are preferred on 4th of July. White colored glow sticks can be ideal for occasions like weddings.

People assume that white is bright
White may look to be the brightest of the colors in general. However, in the case of glow sticks, white color is not the brightest. In fact, white colored glow sticks grade least in the brightness scale. Their duration of glow is also low compared to other colored glow sticks.

Green and yellow – brightest colors
Green and yellow are typically the brightest of all the available colors in glow sticks. Their glow duration is also longer compared to others. Green and yellow glow sticks are mostly preferred for emergencies in the dark. Orange and red colors rank next to them in terms of luminosity and durability. As the wavelength of the red color is high, they are generally preferred while camping or scuba diving.

They are helpful in many situations
Glow sticks are safe and light in weight. They do not require battery or electrical energy for illumination. During camping, carrying heavy lanterns or flash lights may not be a good idea. It is better to carry a handful of bright glow sticks which are light in weight and give out ample luminance for the night.

Since they are wind and water proof, they can be helpful as emergency tools during blackouts, natural disasters or when your car breaks down suddenly in the night. You can also use glow sticks to light up your night parties at outdoor locations like beach, where electric lighting is not possible.

For the events that require bright light for longer hours, green and yellow glow sticks are sensible choice. They can also be part of your emergency kit during outdoor activities.

What makes liquid glow products work?

Monday, April 28th, 2008

You just cracked your favorite glow light or glow necklace when it dawns on you–how on earth do these things really work? Light sticks and other glow items generate light when two chemical compounds are mixed together in a process called chemiluminescense. This process converts energy directly to light without heat, flame or spark. To keep the reaction from occurring prematurely, the two compounds are kept separate by storing one in a very thin capsule, which is broken by flexing or bending the product tube.

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