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DURALUME 6 Inch Glow Sticks are high quality military grade emergency glow sticks with a low price point, ideal for bulk purchasing for emergency, industrial, military and safety uses. These 6 Inch emergency glow sticks are individually foil wrapped with a listed 5 year shelf life for long term storage.
6 Inch premium glow sticks have a bright 12 Hour glow duration and come in a full range of color selections. The brightest colors for safety emergency uses are typically green, yellow and orange. Red is often used for highlighting hazards or danger spots and blue can be used to highlight water hazards.
For a re-usable option, the 7 Inch LED Light Sticks are a battery powered glow stick that uses button cell batteries that can be easily replaced. The 7 Inch LED Sticks replicate an emergency glow stick providing a bright safe light source. The 7 Inch LED light sticks are water resistant, come with a lanyard string and are available in a selection of bright colors.
You may have heard that putting an activated glow stick in the freezer or deep-freeze will stop the ‘glow’ effect and let you save the glow stick for when you need it next.
Can this be true?!?
Why, yes! It is true!
Since the glowing effect of a glow stick is a luminescent chemical reaction, temperature has a direct effect on glow chemical products. Cooling or freezing a chemical reaction causes the effects to slow, by heating it, this increases and speeds up the reaction. By placing an activated glow stick in the freezer, you are freezing the internal liquids and in turn slowing the chemical reaction. By completely freezing a glow stick, you are effectively shutting ‘off’ the glow effect. This will work for any chemi-luminescent product.
On the alternate side, having a glow stick in a hot environment will cause the chemical reaction to increase resulting in a much brighter glow effect for a reduced duration. So by re-heating a glow stick, you are reactivating the chemical reaction and starting the glow effect again. Keep in mind that this can reduce the overall duration of the glow stick slightly.
Important Safety Note: Do not place a frozen Glow Stick in the microwave to defrost it! Since a glow stick is a sealed plastic tube with internal chemical liquids, placing it in a microwave can cause it to melt or even explode. It is always recommended to under warm tap water to defrost it.