GLOW STICKS

Hansecontrol - Certification with the grade very good (1.4)

Certified quality glow sticks and glow bracelets

Our glow sticks products are reviewed in Germany by Hansecontrol (a company of the Hermes Group). Their usability is tested as well as their compliance with all relevant legal and normative requirements. Details to the certification with the grade "very good" (1.4) can be found here.

Glow sticks are simply activated by bending them, and they glow an entire party night! Glowing party tips - Frequently asked questions about glow sticks

Glow Sticks for all kinds of parties

Glow sticks are ideal for a whole variety of parties. At big night music concerts during you can always them glowing in the crowd, creating a unique atmosphere that can hardly be reached otherwise.

They are just as successful in the local club as they are at large events - and they are popular with young and old alike! These colourful sticks, bracelets or even hairbands are also great for private events such as children's birthday parties.

Planning a neon party or maybe an 80s party? Of course, our glow sticks are an excellent match! Treat your guests with these fluorescent accessories and make your event a colourful party! You would like something special, something different? No problem, we have several types of glow sticks on offer:

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 400-500 guests!

Crafts with glow stick bracelets and connectors

Every glow bracelet pack in our range contains special "long" connectors: They have a 3rd hole and can be used for making creative necklaces, hats or figures. Party guests - whether young or young-at-heart - can start tinkering immediately if you just give them enough glowing materials!

In addition, every 100 bracelet pack also contains 2 circular connectors: You can create balls of different sizes, flowers or entire houses - there are no limits to your creativity!

These connectors are included in our sets:


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!

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