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Glow Sticks – Best Lighting Tools for Scuba Divers

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Scuba diving during night-time is thrilling and adventurous, but it is linked with certain safety concerns. Therefore, it needs effective light sources to avoid any kind of mishaps. Scuba divers, both professional and recreational, often prefer glow sticks for their lighting needs, identifying co-divers and signaling dangers in the deep waters. This is because glow sticks have some specific features which make them the best lighting tools for scuba diving. Read on further to know about these specific features of glow sticks.

Glow sticks are light-weight and water-proof
Glow sticks are light in weight and hence, they can be easily carried by scuba divers. They can be simply held in hands or attached to the diver’s tank. These light-weight colorful glow sticks help the divers concentrate more on diving and exploring; which is not possible carrying heavy lighting equipment. Moreover, they are also water-proof and can even tolerate high pressures underwater, making them perfect light sources for scuba diving.

Provide bright illumination for longer time
Glow sticks offer brighter illumination even in water. Though the amount of chemicals and their quality determines the brightness of light, the standard glow sticks (with good quality chemicals) work well for diving at night. Good quality ones glow for as long as twelve hours.

Different colors of glow sticks can be used by scuba divers, but most preferred ones are green and yellow as they are the brightest colors among others. Apart from the chemical light sticks, special high intensity LED glow sticks with rechargeable batteries serve well for lighting under water.

Act as great marking tools
Light sticks can be used to mark different locations under water. While diving in dim light or in dark, scuba divers use them to mark trails in underwater subterranean locations. This enables them to trace out the right path without getting misled by the vastness of the water body. They also illuminate areas under water like caves and crevices in dark and show you interesting marine life and their awesome environment.

Allow communication and coordination among divers
Communication underwater, particularly in the dark, is very difficult. However, it is made easy for the divers with colorful glow sticks as they promote better communication and coordination. A group of divers underwater can carry unique colored light sticks to identify each other inside the deep-sea. In situations like scuba diving training, the dive master and the followers can use two different colored glow sticks. This way the students can identify and follow the master’s instructions underwater.

Divers can also make different signals in various situations such as suggesting to follow a particular direction, signaling a danger, etc., with the help of these glow sticks.

In addition, glow sticks provide lighting for on-deck emergency situations also. On the whole, glow sticks are the inexpensive, strong, tough, durable and colorful products that make night diving fun and safe.

Glow Sticks Add Fun and Safety to Various Outdoor Activities

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Glow sticks are often considered as great sources of light for various outdoor activities. Features like light weight, ease in use, durability, cost effectiveness, efficient and varied lighting make them excellent sources of lighting in outdoor activities. They are commonly used as fun and safety tools in various night-time activities such as:

Camping
Glow sticks make better substitutes to flashlights or campfires during camps. Glow products like glow necklaces, bracelets, and wands are generally used as fun accessories during camping. They also help in identifying the campers in the dark. Since they are wind-proof and water-proof, they do not turn off in rain or breeze. You can also light up the path or tent to make your camping place safe.

Night games
Playing outdoor games in the dark is always fun. Playing popular games like Golf is more fun during night-time. You can play ‘Night Golf’ using glow sticks and other glow products. It includes use of different sizes of glow sticks to sign fairways, tee areas, golf carts and flags. Also, colorful glow necklaces and glow bracelets make players easily identifiable. Specially designed glow golf balls are generally used in ‘Night Golf’.

Many other games can be made interesting using glow sticks. You can add glow sticks to Frisbee, disc golf, baseball, throw ball, etc. to play them in the dark. Many games like night-time tag, treasure hunt, volley ball, etc. can be played in the night using glow sticks.

Twilight activities
Glow sticks ensure your safety in twilight activities like jogging or biking. Hold glow sticks in your hand, or wear glow necklaces or glow bracelets to make yourself visible to the passing vehicles and people. When walking along your street with your pet, hang a glow necklace around your pet’s neck too. Ensure that you use glow sticks of bright colors so that even distant passers can identify you.

Boating
Boating in dark is very exciting. You can decorate the boat with different sized and colored glow sticks. They can be attached along the edges of the boat. They help in marking the positioning of the boat. Glow sticks also serve as safety supplements and can be used as emergency lighting sources while boating. Small (mini) glow sticks can also be used as fishing lures to attract fish.

Scuba diving
Scuba diving is an adventurous sport, but is risky during night-time. It requires special lighting equipment. Though there are various heavy lighting systems for scuba divers, light-weight and water-proof glow sticks have become ideal and effective illuminating sources. They serve as the best marking tools in dark and help in underwater direction. Colorful glow sticks used by scuba divers associate in coordination and communication.

These glow products ensure fun as well as safety. They eliminate the need to carry heavy light supplements in outdoor activities. Therefore make sure that you are ready with glow sticks for your next outdoor activity.

50 Uses for Glow Sticks, Glow Rings, and Glow Necklaces

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

50 Uses for glow sticks, glow rings, glow necklaces, and anything that glows and is in a tubular form. Premier Glow has compiled a fun and practical list of methods and uses for our favorite glow lighting devices. Be sure to post back your ideas if you think we’ve missed a few.

  1. Glow sticks can be used in emergency situations as a light source when the power fails.
  2. Got a pool? Underwater lights for the pool; especially snazzy for pool parties.
  3. Underwater navigation for diving.
  4. Temporary sources of camp fire amusement.

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How We Got Glow Sticks and Glow Toys

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Have you ever wondered where glow sticks first got their start? They may have been inspired by nature’s unique light shows. In nature, we’ve seen animals, insects, and micro organisms that literally light up the world around them. The most familiar bioluminescent creatures are glow worms and fireflies, who through biochemical means, produce light. The creatures use bioluminescence to attract prey, repulse predators, and for camouflage. Illumination is used for everything from eating and mating, to basic survival. (more…)