What better way to ride at night than to ride with glowing light! Better visibility of yourself and your bicycle is always an important safety factor when riding at night or in the early mornings. Charity and fundraising ‘Glow Rides’ are becoming a popular annual event in many cities and communities. Here we will take a look at some lighting options for Glow Rides.
LED Bar Lights:
An easy to attach and simple to use device that will add bright LED Light Bars to your bicycle, these often come in a variety of colors and will drastically brighten the visibility of your bike.
You can even color theme your bike by adding several of the same color LED Bar Lights to your bicycle! Create that cool blue TRON bike you’ve always wanted or promote your local Breast Cancer awareness campaign by creating a stunning PinkCycle!
LED Bike Tire Lights:
How much fun would it be if your tires lit up with bright glowing light as you rode? Well it’s pretty darn fun! These super bright LED Bike Tire Lights simply attach to your bicycles tire valves. These fantastic glowing tire lights have both motion and low light sensors so they will only light up when your bike is in motion and in the dark. This way you are not having to constantly switch over your valve covers every time you want to ride in the low light. These battery operated tire lights are the easiest way to create a truly mesmerizing lighting effect that will garner attention to your bike and yourself anywhere you ride!
Glow Sticks & Glow Necklaces:
Another fun way to make your bike glow is to simply load it up with a pile of Glow Sticks, Glow Necklaces and Glow Bracelets! This is a popular way to light up bicycles for Charity Glow Rides as they are a one night type of glow light and looks absolutely fantastic when you have a whole crew of riders glowing together! You can get quite creative with traditional glow sticks and everybody gets to decorate their rides differently for a splash of uniqueness.
Bicycle Safety Flashers:
And of course, there is always the traditional Bicycle Safety Flasher! These are always an affordable, easy to use safety light that can be clipped to your bike or yourself to help make others on the road aware of you. With a flashing red LED light, you will always be seen when cruising at night or in a low light environment.
Now that you have a couple bright ideas of how to make your bicycle light up for that next big community glow ride or evening ride, you and your bicycle can get out there and light up the night!
Glitter & Glue Flicker Jars are a fun and easy do it yourself glow craft great for all ages! Create stunning and spectacular flickering jar lights fantastic for fall and Halloween. You can use natural leaves and decorations or create your own unique silhouette cut-outs.
Prepare by mixing some standard paste glue and glitter. Coat the outside of the jar and simply place your decorations (leaves, silhouette cut-outs or anything else you can think of!) to the side of the jar and simply add some Flameless LED Tea Light Candles to make them glow! (You can alternatively coat the inside of the jar but this will make it more difficult to place your decorations. Be sure not to use true flame candles if you do place the decorations on the interior of the jar.)
You can also use construction paper to create your own cool silhouette cut-outs or even black paint to paint the outlines directly onto the side of the jar. Use your imagination!
Use some twine or string and loop it around the top of the jar for an added Autumn feel!
Now, just add some Flameless Candles and watch your creations come to life with flickering light!
Create your own brightly glowing Halloween Pumpkins that can change color with the press of a button! Use Remote Controlled LED Decor Lights to create your own remote controlled Halloween Pumpkins! LED Remote Lights have 13 different color settings plus a color changing rainbow mood. Simply place the Decor Light into your pumpkin and you now have a pumpkin that can be turned on/off and change colors all by remote control!
Light up your graduation dinner or special event with Glowing Drink Glasses! Light up glasses are available in such a wide variety of styles and sizes, you are sure to find the perfect glow cup that suits your special graduation theme or color scheme. Here are a few images of a glow grad party using Light Up LED Champagne Glasses as highlights. The simple presence of these bright glowing drink glasses on each table creates a beautiful visual effect that lights up the entire event!
You can even get these fun light up drinking glasses custom printed with a special message to all the graduation students. Custom Printed Light Up LED Drink Glasses help to personalize the event as well as give each student a memorable lighted keepsake they can take away with them to remember that special glowing evening for a long time to come!
Here is an easy and fun outdoor game perfect for spring and summer. Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag! We all know capture the flag, with a few simple adjustments, you can now continue your game well into the night by adding glow sticks and glow necklaces into the mix!
Setup: All you’ll need for glowing capture the flag are some glow sticks, glow necklaces and glow bracelets, preferably in two different colors. Lay out all the glow products and have everyone activate the glow sticks together so they all keep their brightness with the same consistency.
Flags: For the flags we recommend a larger style Glow Stick with an attached Stake for firmly placing into the ground. You can even attach a makeshift flag to the glow stick if you wish. Make sure to select two colors that match each teams glow colors.
Players: The easiest way to glow up all the players is to simply use Glow Necklaces and Glow Bracelets that match the color of each teams glow stick flag. Use several Glow Necklaces and Bracelets to wrap up your wrists, ankles and anywhere else you can string the glow sticks around!
Pretty easy setup! Now your ready to get out there and play glow in the dark capture the flag!
Fun fan made video featuring a cool lighted LED Basketball!
Previously, we have discussed putting mini glow sticks into plastic easter eggs to make them glow! In this article we look at a couple other bright ideas for your next big glowing Easter egg hunt!
Let’s start with brightening up the hunting fields a little by spattering the grounds with some fun glowing decorations! One easy do-it-yourself glow craft idea that works great for Easter egg hunts is a bunch of Glowing Toadstools! Simply wrap some mid-sized glow sticks with paper and tissue and shape the top part into simple mushroom shapes. These wonderful little glowing toadstools will create a fun glowing effect throughout your entire Easter egg search area!
4″ Glow Sticks with Stands are recommended to use for these glowing mushrooms due to the plastic stand that comes with them. (however any type of 4″ or 6″ glow sticks will work just fine)
Another fun way to brighten up the hunting fields is to add some fun glowing flower and butterfly decorations throughout the area. Use your imagination and create your own glow creations as well!
Circular glow connectors and glow bracelets will allow you to create these fun and unique glowing decorations. The center of the glow stick circular connector also has a small hole so you can use a small tack, nail or even string to attach your decorations to nearby trees, fence posts or hang them around.
Now that we have a beautiful glowing easter egg hunting ground, everybody will have a bright time hunting for those glowing Easter eggs among a field of glowing mushrooms and flowers!
As we’ve mentioned before, Miniature Glow Sticks work perfectly for placing inside of standard plastic Easter eggs. For a slightly brighter glow (and a little bit more work) you can also use Glow Bracelets and some string or an elastic band to ‘clump’ the glow bracelet in a folded manner and place that within the plastic Easter eggs. This may work better for larger style plastic eggs.
Also be sure to decorate your hunters (and their baskets) with a variety of Glow Bracelets, Glowing Glasses and Glowing Bunny Ears! This Glow Craft and Glow Party Pack comes with a fun variety of glow accessories perfect for highlighting your Easter Egg hunting party!