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Glow Sticks Ensure Your Kids’ Safety at Various Places

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Glow sticks are fun items for kids, but for parents, they are important tools which ensure their kids’ safety. It is very difficult for parents to make their kids sit at one place. Kids often tend to go out of sight, particularly in the dark. But, when they are equipped with glow sticks, parents can easily identify them. Below are the various places, where glow sticks ensure kids’ safety.

Home
Glow sticks serve as the best safety kits at home. You can hang them with strings at dim areas of your home, kids’ room, attic, play area, sides of the staircases or on the sides of the garage door, etc., so as to facilitate smooth and safe movements of children in dark.

In cases where children have sleepless nights due to the fear of dark, placing glow sticks on either side of the bed and in bathrooms will assure light and safety, besides blowing away their fear. You can also give glow sticks to children when they are playing outdoors in the dark. Keep these light sticks at places your kids are more familiar with so that they can easily reach them.

Travel and vacation
It’s difficult to keep track of children during travel and vacation. Hence, provide bright colored glow sticks to your children or attach them to their clothes or make them wear glow necklace and bracelets so that you can spot them in the dark camping areas. As kids love to hold these light sticks in hand, give them one, so that the path is visible while walking in the dark. While staying at hotels too, make sure that you place glow sticks at sides of their bed and in bathrooms.

Parties
In various night parties, kids are offered glow sticks as party favors. Actually meant to have fun and perform tricks, these light sticks can also work as safety items for kids. These sticks may be placed at different areas to ensure adequate lighting at outdoor night parties. Children may also be allowed to wear glow accessories like glow necklaces, bracelets, hairpins, head band, bunny ears, horns and rings, which make them look unique and easily identifiable by their parents among the large crowd.

Schools
Any school events and celebrations conducted at nights will require glow sticks for every child to take care of their safety. These sticks, placed at private and dark areas of schools ensure safety. They are the ideal lighting sources during emergencies. Placing glow sticks at most appropriate places helps in easy access during uncertain situations.

The functionality of the glow sticks as excellent light sources in dark is not comparable. Their easy to use, easy to carry, affordable and attractive nature makes them most suitable safety devices for kids.

Why are Glow Sticks Excellent Sources of Lighting for Outdoor Activities?

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Camping, boating, sporting and other outdoor activities, especially in the dark are always full of fun and excitement. Candles, lanterns and flashlights are the primitive sources of light for such events as they are less efficient and involve risks. Replace them with glow sticks to make your outdoor activities more enjoyable and safer. Here are some features of glow sticks which make them the best sources of lighting for nighttime outdoor activities.

Easy to carry

Carrying the light sources is one of the most difficult things you will be doing while you are camping. You would definitely want to carry easy to handle light sources, unlike lanterns or flash lights, which are big and heavy. Glow sticks are the perfect choice for you as they are light in weight and portable. A standard 6 inch glow stick will weigh just around 1 ounce and will be as small as a candle in size. They make your backpack lighter.

Safe

Glow sticks use a chemical reaction to emit light. They are safer to use as the chemical reaction giving light does not produce heat and spark. So, there is no need to worry about fire accidents in your camping area. This avoids the risks of injuries and fire as in the case of using candles or lanterns. They are even non-toxic and you can allow your children to safely use glow sticks under your supervision.

No need to recharge batteries

You will be in constant fear of losing the charge in the batteries of your flashlight. You cannot expect to get power to recharge the batteries while you are camping. Glow sticks do not require power or batteries to give light. They are, therefore, much more beneficial than flashlights which need batteries to be recharged frequently.

Wind and water-proof

The wind and water-proof characteristic of glow sticks make them the perfect light sources in severe weather conditions. As they are water-proof, you can have fun with glow sticks at beach-side games. They are great lighting tools for scuba divers, helpful for marking and indicating underwater direction.

Available in different colors and sizes

Glow sticks are available in different sizes. They can be as small as 1.5 inches and as long as 15-22 inches. Pack different sized glow sticks in your bag when planning for an outdoor activity. For instance, you can use smaller mini glow sticks which are 1.5 inches in length for fishing or decorating your boat. However, larger ones can be helpful to illuminate your camping area or playground for night sports. Glow sticks add more fun as they are available in different colors including green, blue, pink, yellow, orange, red, white, purple, aqua etc. In addition to solid color glow sticks, bi-color and tri-color glow stick varieties are also available.

Inexpensive

Glow sticks are the cheapest and best lighting options for any outdoor activity. You can get a 6 inch glow stick for as low as $0.42. Purchasing glow sticks in bulk makes them much cheaper. You can also buy in smaller quantities depending on your requirement.

Longer shelf life

Purchase them in bulk to get additional savings. You need not worry about the glow sticks, which are left after camping. You can use them in your next camping trip. The shelf life of glow sticks is generally 1 to 4 years and depends on the storage conditions. It is good to store them in a cool, dark and dry place. Glow sticks with foil packaging will last for about 4 years and those without foil packaging will have a shelf life of about 1 year.

With these benefits, glow sticks are considered one of the best illuminating sources for nighttime and twilight outdoor activities. So the next time you are planning for an outdoor activity, make sure that you have enough glow sticks in your bag.

Are Children at Risk Using Glow Sticks?

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Some concerned parents have asked questions about potential goody-bag toys like glow sticks and necklaces. Are they really safe? What happens if a child accidentally opens one of the products? Did you know that lightsticks light necklaces and other glow products are completely safe?

In glow sticks and other glow products we carry, the liquid light source is a non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-caustic, lightweight, windproof, light source. It is not a source of heat or sparks and is sealed within its own flexible plastic container. They are great for use in areas which may contain combustible mixtures of gasses or liquids, when ordinary sources of light might pose an explosion or fire hazard. The manufacturer has tested the products according to the regulations of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and has determined that the products are non-toxic, nor a corrosive or irritant. They can be safely handled by children of all ages.

If one of the products is damaged fear not, use warm soap to remove from clothes and carpets!