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The science behind glow sticks

The science behind glow sticks

Glow sticks have become a well-recognized product all over the world. They’re inexpensive, easy to use, and they provide a simple form of entertainment as well as a strong source of light. They’ve staked their claim in concerts, dances, night time events of all kinds, and much more. Premier Glow sells a wide range of glow sticks and related products in many colors and sizes. But have you ever wondered how glow sticks actually work? Let’s take a look at…

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Glow sticks or light sticks?

Glow sticks or light sticks?

If you’ve visited Premier Glow’s website or have ever gone looking for some glow sticks or related products, you may have encountered some confusing terminology. Many places will use the terms “glow sticks” and “light sticks” interchangeably to refer to the same types of products. In reality, these terms are often used in place of one another, but there are some distinct differences that may be worth noting. Let’s break it down and take a look at what each of…

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The difference between glow sticks and light sticks

The difference between glow sticks and light sticks

Most everyone has heard of glow sticks and can easily identify what the terminology relates to, but there are ┬ásome other phrases going around that may confuse people. Similar products are also often referred to as “light sticks”, which raises the question: What is the difference between glow sticks and light sticks? A quick answer would be to say that they are essentially the same products, but that does not tell the whole story. In fact, the terminology differences stem…

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What Are Glow Sticks With Tinted Casings?

What Are Glow Sticks With Tinted Casings?

There has been a lot of talk on different websites about glow sticks manufactured with tinted casings. What are tinted casings? The manufacturer makes light sticks with colored plastic to produce colors that use red. Most of the time purple, orange, red, pink, and blue is manufactured with tinted casings due to licensing issues with the red dye patent. As we know the color red is used in small portions to make many other colors. In this case one company…

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Can You Stop Glow Sticks Once Activated?

Can You Stop Glow Sticks Once Activated?

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…

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Does Temperature Really Affect Glow Sticks?

Does Temperature Really Affect Glow Sticks?

Freezing Your Glow Products Slows Reaction Yes it does! Many people try to figure out ways to keep their cool glow sticks and novelty toys a little longer. We don’t blame you–they’re fun! Did you know that the chemical reaction in liquid glow products is influenced by temperature? As temperature decreases, light intensity decreases, but duration of light output increases.

How Long Do Glow Sticks and Products Last?

How Long Do Glow Sticks and Products Last?

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…

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Are Children at Risk Using Glow Sticks?

Are Children at Risk Using Glow Sticks?

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…

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What is the shelf life of glow products?

What is the shelf life of glow products?

How to Keep Unused Glow Toys Longer Have you wondered before how long your glow sticks will last? The old trick is to slow the chemical reaction within the glow product by freezing it. But, some people have asked another question: how long will the unused glow toy last in the package? Did you know that studies have shown that if the original outer foil wrapper has not been damaged or the product removed from the wrapper, the products have…

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What makes liquid glow products work?

What makes liquid glow products work?

You just cracked your favorite glow light or glow necklace when it dawns on you–how on earth do these things really work? Light sticks and other glow items generate light when two chemical compounds are mixed together in a process called chemiluminescense. This process converts energy directly to light without heat, flame or spark. To keep the reaction from occurring prematurely, the two compounds are kept separate by storing one in a very thin capsule, which is broken by flexing…

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