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Glow Sticks &
LED Light Sticks

Light Sticks are used for a variety of purposes including entertainment, recreational and emergency safety. We carry a large assortment of Premium Glowing Sticks in a wide selection of sizes, colors and quality options. Light Sticks make an affordable and easy to use light source for any occasion, whether you are attending a concert or rave, purchasing glow products for your emergency preparedness kits or simply looking for some interesting lighting ideas for your next backyard party. Glowproducts.com can help you find the right light sticks that fit your needs. Look below at our ever growing selection of glowing sticks and select the right ones for you today!

Mini Glow Sticks

6 Inch Glow Sticks

Large Glow Sticks

LED Light Sticks

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Premium Brand Sticks

Our Premium line of 6” Glow Sticks are some of the highest quality, longest duration and brightest glowing sticks on the market. All premium brand light sticks come with an attached hook and are individually packaged with an expiry date stamp. Premium brand glowsticks have a time duration of 12 hours and a shelf life of approximately 5 years.

 

Standard Brand Sticks

Our Standard line of 6” Glow Sticks offers solid value in an 8 hour stick. In order to offer value pricing we give you a high quality, bright 8 hour glowstick without the individual packaging and duration of the premium brand. Great for customers looking for bulk glow sticks! Plus the Standard sticks can also be custom printed!


 

ULTRA Bright Glow Sticks

Our 5 minute ultra bright 6 inch glowing sticks have a special mixture to ensure the brightest possible light emission. As the glow effect is so intense, the duration is significantly reduced resulting in a 5 minute time frame. The 5 minute 6 inch sticks are used for signaling, glowsticking and emergency situations.

 

LED Light Wands

LED Light Sticks are re-usable light sticks available in several types and color selections. The LED light wands have battery operated super bright LED Lights and come with replaceable batteries so you can use them again and again. Try our ever popular LED POI Stick, Solid Color LED Light Sticks or the 7 inch LED Multi Wand.


Custom Printed and Wholesale Bulk Glow Sticks

Interested in bulk pricing, or having your company logo or event printed on Glowing or LED Light Sticks? Look no further, Glowproducts.com can help you with large quantity purchases or promotional printed glow sticks. Feel free to call us, toll-free, at 1.877.233.4569 for bulk and promotional pricing.

 
 

Glow Sticks Frequently Asked Questions:

     

How do glowing sticks work?

 

The light of a glow in the dark stick is generated by a chemical reaction known as 'chemiluminescence'. Most commonly, a hydrogen peroxide solution (activator) is mixed with a solution of phenyl oxalate ester (oxalate) and a fluorescent dye which helps to determine the color. The `activator` is stored in a small glass capsule separating it from the other glow material in the plastic tube. When bending a glowing stick to activate it, you are actually breaking the small glass ampoule to release the 'activator' and start the chemical reaction to create a bright glowing effect. Shaking the stick after activation will help speed up the mixing process.

How long do glowsticks last?

 

Glowing Sticks come in many different sizes. The size does determine the length of the glow duration. A small miniature glowstick such as a 1.5 inch to 3 inch can glow for 2 to 4 hours. Large glow batons which hold much more glow material can light up much longer: up to 12 hours or more. A regular 6 Inch Lighted Stick will typically glow for 8 to 12 hours.

What is the shelf life of a light stick?

The shelf life of a Glow Stick is dependent on the environment the products are being stored in. Keeping the lighted sticks in their original foil packaging and in a dry, room-temperature storage area will help extend the shelf life. General shelf life for properly stored Glowing Sticks is 3 to 5 years. Size does determine the length of shelf life as well. Smaller sticks typically have a shelf life of 1 to 3 years, larger glow batons (6 inches and longer) can last 5 years if properly stored.

How do you activate a glow in the dark stick?

To activate a lighted stick, you have to mix the glow materials to start the process. By bending the stick, you will crack the internal glass ampoule that houses the 'activator'. Once you hear the inside ampoule break, give the stick a good shake to properly mix the liquids together and get the light reaction going.

Does temperature affect a glowstick?

 

Yes. Heat will speed up the light emitting reaction causing a glowstick to glow brighter, but for a shorter period of time. The colder the temperature is, the dimmer the glow effect will be, but the duration will be much longer.

Will putting a Glow Stick in the freezer make it last longer?

By placing an activated Glow Stick in the freezer, you will be momentarily 'pausing' the glow reaction. Removing it from the freezer and heating it up by placing it in hot water, you will continue the chemical reaction and cause the Glow Wand to start glowing again. Safety Note: Do not attempt to reheat your stick after freezing by placing it in a microwave. This can cause the lighted stick to melt or explode. Use only hot water to reheat a frozen glowstick.

Are the chemicals in a Light Stick toxic?

No, the chemicals used in our brand of Glowing Sticks are non-toxic. It is still not suggested to remove the liquid as it can cause skin and eye irritation. If you get the internal liquid in your eyes, it is best to wash out the affected areas with cold water immediately. If you experience continued irritation, inform and consult your doctor.

Can I use glowsticks in the water?

Yes, glowsticks are completely water-proof and are widely used for diving safety and emergency, night time fishing and for recreational swimming and pool use.

What is the difference between premium and standard brands?

 

Premium Brand Glowsticks offer a higher volume of glow mixture resulting in a longer duration light effect. Premium brand light sticks generally light up for 12 hours and Standard brand light sticks will last for 8 hours.

What are the brightest colors?

 

The brightest colors are as listed from brightest to least: Green, Yellow, Aqua, Orange, Blue, Pink, White, Red.

Do you provide a discount for bulk ordering?

 

Yes. On each product page you will see quantity pricing listed, if you are looking for a quantity not displayed, contact us directly, toll-free at 1-877-233-GLOW (4569) to speak to a customer service representative about pricing for bulk glow sticks. Glowproducts.com will work with you to provide the best wholesale light stick pricing we can!

 
 

Glowstick External Links & Resources:

 

- Glowstick Information and History - Wikipedia
- How do Glowsticks Work?
- The Origins of Glow
- Information about Chemiluminescence
- Glowstick General Information
- Glow Crafts - Water Lanterns
- Glow Activities for Kids
- Glow Games for Kids - Glow Rover
- Glow Games for Kids - Red Light, Green Light
- Glow in the Dark Birthday Party Ideas