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Glow Stick Bracelets & Light Sticks

Glow sticks are perfect for a variety of parties. At large music concerts, you often see colourful lights glowing in the dark, creating a unique atmosphere that's hard to match.

They are just as popular in discos as they are at large events – loved by both big and small guests. Even at private gatherings, such as children's birthday parties, these colourful sticks, bracelets, or even headbands can be a hit.

Planning a neon party or maybe an 80s party? Our glow sticks are a perfect match! Equip your guests with these colourful glowing tubes and turn your event into a vibrant celebration.

Glowing Flirt-Party

Would you like to organize a glowing party? Are you looking for the right glowing products for it?

Glow sticks are perfect for a flirt party! Order glow bracelets in 3 different colours:

  • green: "I want to flirt!"
  • yellow: "Maybe you have a chance!"
  • red: "I'm sorry, I'm taken."

Tip: Always have more bracelets available than the number of people you expect to attend, so that every guest can really choose the right color for them! Especially green "I am single" bracelets should be in great demand at a singles party!

This set contains green/yellow/red bracelets for about 200-250 guests!

Frequently asked questions about glow sticks

How does temperature influence glow sticks?

Depending on the ambient temperature, the duration of the chemical reaction inside a glowstick will change.

COLD – Glow sticks in the freezer
Cooling the glow stick will slow down the reaction. They glow less bright! This way you can use the glow stick longer, especially when kept frozen.

HEAT – Glow sticks in hot water
Kept in a warm environment, significantly higher than room temperature the chemical reaction will run FASTER. They will glow brighter! But be aware: This way you can only use them less than an hour.

Attention: The glow stick shouldn’t get too hot or get in contact with fire! The plastic cover mustn’t melt.

Proper storage:

Kept in a cool and dark place (less than room temperature) the glow stick can last up to 1-2 years. Warm them until they reach room temperature before use, so they will glow normally.

In a hot environment their life span decreases drastically – only a few days in a hot car during summer can make them useless!

Are glow sticks reusable?

After activating them, glow sticks last for a certain time (depending on their size around 4 to 24 hours). After that they can’t be reused.

BUT – can they be recharged in the freezer?

The chemical reaction in the glow stick slows down significantly while frozen. That way you can “stop” the glow effect after activating the glow stick. When defrosted, the glow stick will start to glow again.
By freezing the glow stick you only interrupt the inner process, but CAN’T recharge it!

Example: A glow bracelet glows for 8 hours. You can use it for 4 hours on the first night, freeze it, and use the remaining 4 hours on the second night.

BUT: In blacklight the glow stick always glows!

That’s true! Under the beam of blacklight lamps, the glow stick always shines bright, whether active (or burned out) or not! The liquid inside the glow stick is fluorescent – this makes it glow when exposed to blacklight.

What does the liquid inside the glow stick consist of?

Glow sticks are chemical light sources (chemiluminescence). The light is a result of two liquids reacting with each other. When delivered, both liquids are still separated through a small glass tube. After BENDING them the glass breaks and connects the two liquids – here the chemical reaction starts.

One of the two liquids is a solution of hydrogen peroxide (the same one that is used to bleach hair), the second liquid is fluorescent – this liquid is always different depending on its colour.

Often used fluorescent liquids (Source: Wikipedia):

  • violet: Dihydro-9,10-diphenylanthracene
  • pink: 9,10-Diphenylanthracene with 2,4-Di-tert-butylphenyl-1,4,5,8-tetracarboxynaphthalindiamid
  • blue: 9,10-Diphenylanthracene
  • green: 9,10-Bis(phenylethinyl)anthracene
  • yellow: 5,6,11,12-Tetraphenylnaphthacene
  • orange: 5,12-Bis(phenylethinyl)naphthacene
  • red: (9-(2-Carboxyphenyl)-3,6-bis(diethylamino)xanthylium chloride)

Are glow sticks toxic?

There are two liquids inside the glow stick that are sealed inside a plastic cover. If used correctly, you won't have any contact with those liquids.

What happens, if you get in contact with the liquids?

The liquids taste unpleasant and might burn a little bit, if they come in contact with your eyes. Rinse eyes and mouth with plenty of water to wash out the liquid. We are NOT aware of any poisoning symptoms!

Advice on safe usage with glow sticks:

  • Don’t put mini glow sticks into your mouth!
  • Bend the glow bracelets/sticks only as far as necessary to activate them – don’t bend them extremely.
  • Don’t cut open the glow sticks
  • Don’t use the glowing liquids “outside” of the plastic cover!
  • Use the glow sticks in room temperature, don’t heat them up, throw them into fire or anything similar.

How can I dispose of glow sticks?

Glow sticks can be disposed of with normal household waste after use (after they have been activated).

Tip: They can also be reused - because they continue to glow when illuminated with blacklight!