Glow Mind Emergency Glow Sticks, 30-Piece

Last updated date: October 22, 2020

DWYM Score
9.6

Glow Mind Emergency Glow Sticks, 30-Piece

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Overall Take

You'll get 30 six-inch glow sticks in this set, each with a hook that makes it easy for hanging. The sticks are designed to last as long as four years, with 12 hours of illumination once activated. They don't leak and aren't toxic, so you can use them around kids and pets without worry. In our analysis of 0 expert reviews, the Glow Mind Glow Mind Emergency Glow Sticks, 30-Piece placed 1st when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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From The Manufacturer

These multi color light sticks have so many different uses that make them a must have item. You will be amazed with how useful they are when you’ll need them. You can also take them for fishing/hunting/boating trips or use them for a night’s party.

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An Overview On Glow Sticks

Light sources typically require a battery or power outlet of some sort. But there is one light source that can be activated merely by merely bending its housing. Glow sticks use a chemical solution partitioned off from another chemical solution. When you bend the stick, that glass partition breaks, allowing the two solutions to mix together.

The invention of glow sticks began in the 1960s, when scientists sought to create a chemical version of a firefly. It took a while for the creation to make its way to children’s parties and dance clubs, though. Initially, they were designed to be used as emergency roadside flares, and traffic glow sticks are still used by consumers and emergency personnel.

But over the years, glow sticks have evolved significantly. In addition to children having fun with them, adults also wear them to liven up events. You’ll see them at amusement parks, parties, festivals and wherever else people are partying and having fun.

Glow sticks can also be functional beyond roadside emergencies. Some use them as light sources while camping or participating in other outdoor activities after sunset. Glow sticks typically retain their glow for at least eight hours, which makes them perfect for lighting an area overnight. They need no power source and can be tossed out after being used, which comes in handy when you’re packing up to go on an outdoor excursion.

DWYM Fun Fact

In 2018, the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater broke the world record for the longest glow stick. Students and faculty built a 492-foot glow stick (150 meters) over the course of a full year, breaking the previous world record of 13 feet (4 meters). The chemicals were made at the school and the students worked together to assemble the stick. Student Alyssa Fernandez, who has since graduated, suggested trying for a world record after noting the previous record was only 13 feet. She initiated the paperwork with Guinness, and the participants were cautious to follow the rules to make sure the project qualified.

The Glow Stick Buying Guide

  • Before buying glow sticks, consider how you’ll be using them. If you want to wear them as a bracelet, you’ll need to make sure there’s a clasp and that the clasp is high-quality enough to hold for hours. For necklaces, look for a design that lets you hook multiple glow sticks together. If you’re buying one for a campsite, make sure it has a hook that lets you hang it on your tent or another nearby surface.
  • Some glow sticks come with a lanyard, allowing you to hang your glowstick from it like a pendant.
  • Although you can use a glow stick only once, there are a few ways to extend its lifespan. One is to crack it in various other places throughout its length. This will sometimes give you a little more glow after the original light has dissipated. Other methods include putting it in the freezer for a time, shaking it and pouring some hot water over it.
  • Be careful not to be too rough with your glow stick. You can break the glow stick’s outer casing, making the chemical inside leak out.
  • Look for a glow stick that promises to be safe and nontoxic, especially if you’ll be distributing it to children.