Glowsticks are pretty famous for their role for parties but these versatile products’ uses are limitless. It was initially designed by the military during the 60’s , a patent was granted in January 1976 for a Chemical Luminescent Signal Device and credited to its inventors Vincent J Esposito, Steven M Little and John H Lyons; this is the closest to the design of today.
This design was implemented by the military as”chemilights” (as they are referred to by the military them) shine because of an internal power source, which requires no electricity, gas, or ignition spark, it is merely a light source produced by an chemical reaction. This makes them suitable in emergency situations or situations that could include explosions, gas or fire. After all, you need lighting sources and not something that is likely create more problems! Glow sticks are that only light source recommended to use in the aftermath of natural disasters due to their safe , contained light source that is not powered by electricity and most important, they don’t produce sparks.
” These glow sticks are in fact that only source of light recommended for use after natural disasters because of their safe and secure light source that requires no electricity and also does not cause sparks. “
The military was onto something good, and just like with any product, the general public quickly discovered these. Glow sticks or light sticks , as they’ve also been called, have been adopted into the recreational world and are extremely sought-after by divers since they’re water-proof and can withstand high pressure while also providing enough light to see and be seen. It’s because of these reasons that glowsticks are also used in sports like caving and potholing. They’re also used as fishing lures for large bait fish such as swordfish!
The rise of night sports, like night golf has been due to the simple glowstick. Golfers illuminate their clubs, fairways and the putting hole with glowsticks and then themselves with glowing necklaces to be seen in the darkness and create teams with specific colours. A glow-in-the-dark golf ball is then used for the purpose of putting in it! The solution to the keen golfer’s dilemma of the dark and early night!
Sports of course haven’t been the sole recreational uses for glow sticks. They’re appreciated in the performance arts and glowsticking is an art kind of its own that was invented by poists and juggling performers and quickly became a part of the music scene with performances frequently seen at events and at big clubs. This stunning visual performance led to a huge demand for glowsticks since regular clubbers wanted to emulate those seen at clubs even if they only had one or two light sticks that were held in one hand with a lesser elaborate display but pretty cool however.
What adults can do, kids can do better. Glowsticks in all their variety of forms are a huge hit at children’s event and parties, kids love the fun and the vibrant , colorful glow of glow sticks which really add to their party atmosphere. It’s this growing popularity among children and adults alike that makes glow sticks, glow necklaces glow bracelets and other glow-themed items perfect for fundraising activities since they’re relatively cheap to buy in bulk and offer a substantial ROI, which leaves plenty of margin to the worthy cause.
With the children in mind, glowsticks, also known as snap lights as they’re referred to are great high-visibility tools. Glow necklaces or glow bracelets are becoming increasingly popular for occasions like Halloween. It’s easy to incorporate a glowstick into the costume of your child so that they are easily noticed by traffic and are simple for parents to recognize when watching their kids when they’re out in the crowd. They’re also a fabulous and safe alternative for candles to make those pumpkins shine!
Are you still unable to find a suitable use for them? Well, speaking of safer alternatives to candles Glow sticks are more frequently used by schools for service of Christingle, carols and choir performances where candles were traditionally utilized to create a festive appearance. The obvious solution is to use glow sticks since there’s no flame and they’re cool and comfortable to touch despite the bright, intense glow that means that even the youngest youngsters can participate in the activities, there’s no fire hazard and children can have the opportunity to take home a memory of their performance!
It’s a product that can be used in a variety of ways, the variety of applications that glowsticks can be used for is endless, they’re being used in an art movement that is emerging as lighting art. Artists can create amazing effects with the glowsticks of LEDs and photographs to create the most amazing effects and with such broad appeal, the movement is enjoying an enormous rise in popularity. Does it all have to do with that amazing glowing glow?
It appears that the allure of glowsticks is going to continue to grow, and that’s because of their basic formula: they’re cheap, disposable, waterproof and can withstand high pressure and are safe, colorful, vibrant and most all great fun!
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