Earlier glow sticks were used in navy and military operations. Today, their application has spread to various purposes. Features such as various sizes, shapes, designs, lesser weight, high durability, flexibility, low cost, easy to use etc., have contributed to their multipurpose nature.
Following are few applications of glow sticks which will let you know more about them.
Tactical military applications: Started as signaling devices, glow sticks are now used for search and rescue operations, defense operations, for target marking, as emergency lights, and for various tactical and non-tactical applications.
Qualities such as non-flammable, safe to use under any explosive environments have made glow sticks more useful for safer military operations. Nowadays, some latest technology infrared glow sticks are also available, which are made exclusively for military usage.
Decorations: Glow sticks are flexible to use, affordable and are perfect for night party decorations. Within no time they became popular by successfully replacing normal decorative and lighting items, especially in night parties. Even clubs, pubs and restaurants use them to create an elegant atmosphere. Their availability in different colors and sizes makes it easy to create fun filled environment as suited to the occasion. For instance, during Halloweens they are very useful to make scary and spooky arrangements.
Sports and games: Glow sticks are useful for playing different kinds of sports and games especially during dark times. Among different games, Night Golf tournament is quite popular. There are some other games like Soccer, Frisbee, Football, etc. which can also be played using glow sticks.
In all the above games, main objects like the balls, disks and the targets are made visible by taping glow sticks around them. Players are also made visible by wearing one or two glow accessories. For instance, if a game involves two teams, each team will wear a distinct color of glow accessories to get identified in the dark.
As accessories: Though glow sticks emit light, they do not produce any kind of heat. Hence, it is safer to use them as accessories. Many accessories like glow necklaces, rings, bracelets, etc. are available in the market. They are commonly used by teenagers to look special and attractive during night parties. Since, they are available in different colors and sizes we can match them according to our attire. Even kids love to wear glow bunny ears and glow glasses during night birthday parties and Halloweens.
As emergency tools: Easy and safe handling features made them excellent lighting objects during emergencies, especially when there is no source of light. Unlike other flash lights which depend upon the batteries, glow sticks can be used readily in emergency cases. Since, these glow sticks are water resistant sea divers use them while exploring oceans.
Glow sticks are excellent alternatives of light during gas leakage, because they are non-flammable and hence 100% safe to use in hazardous situations. Glow sticks are also the important sources of light during natural calamities like cyclones and tsunamis and also aid in rescue operations.
The above details clearly indicate the various uses of glow sticks. So, hurry up make your night party look more beautiful and special with an elegant and colorful glow stick arrangement. Remember, you can even use them during emergency situations.