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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.

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.

Tips to Earn Extra Money as a Glow Stick Vendor

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Get Ready for This Year’s Summer Events

Here’s a money making tip for you this year.

Here at Premier Glow we’ve found that a number of people are buying glowsticks, necklaces, bracelets, and sometimes body lights at wholesale prices and in turn re-selling them at a profit at events. Summer time functions are usually the best time to try this money making idea.

What you’ll need: something to efficient carry money and your glow novelties and an event. How much do you make? Depends on what you want to make! The value of glow sticks re-selling is up to you. Usually $1-2 each for a large glow stick, if not more, is reasonable. (more…)

The Magic of Glow in the Dark Chemistry

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Children are absolutely fascinated by things that seem out of place and somehow magical. For most, this includes things that glow in the dark. Fireflies flashing on the edge of a meadow seem almost fairy-like as their lights appear and disappear.

Even glow in the dark toys and novelties seem to hold a similar magic for kids when they are out at night for a special event like the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at the local fairgrounds. At events like these, kids clamor for glow in the dark necklaces, bracelets, and glow sticks. It isn

Thanks for the glow sticks!

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

hey jeremy,

thanks 4 making that trip to the usps! all the kids loved ur glow necklaces that i gave out 4 hween.. and even the extra u sent out (multi colored) are gone. they had a safe hween and didnt turn any1 away ( except 4 the adults ) well they got sum candy. just wanted 2 say thanks. THANKS! ill order again and maybe more for a school event in march/April!

Can You Stop Glow Sticks Once Activated?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Some customers have inquired if it is possible to stop a glow stick from activating once part of it has been cracked/activated. The short answer is no. Unless you want to snip off the ends that were cracked and have a safe way to plug the open ends–there is not way to stop a glow stick once it has been activated.

However, you can slow the chemical reaction by placing the glow stick in the freezer. If you have received dead glow products from the store then you should return them immediately for a refund.

How Long Do Glow Sticks and Products Last?

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Did you know….One of the most frequently asked questions from customers is about the product life. How long do glow sticks and other glow light products last? Well that really depends on quality and size. Our glow lights are made from new materials and are expected to last from 4 to 12 hours, or longer after being activated.

This is based on the size and type of product. Some products, such as the hi-intensity emergency sticks are designed to be effective for only 30 minutes after activation, but produce a higher intensity of light during that time.

You can use some tricks to extend the life cycle of glow products so your kids can play, or parties can last, a little longer. Try freezing the glow product so the chemical reaction slows within the tubing. This will elongate the life of your favorite novelty glow toy!

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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!