Glow Stick FAQ

Here are some commonly asked questions about our glows sticks. If you have any more questions we have not covered, please let us know and we will add them.

6" glow sticks

6″ Glow sticks

What is a glow stick?

A glow stick is a single-use translucent plastic tube containing isolated substances which when combined make light through a chemical reaction-induced chemiluminescence which does not require an electrical power source.

How do you activate glow sticks?

To activate your glow stick you will need to bend it until you hear a ‘crack’ this will break the glass vile inside to combine the chemicals. These will then react to create the glow.

How long do glow sticks last?

Our glow sticks will last 8- 12 hours and slowly fade. They will still have a very dim glow 24 hours later.

Are there different qualities of glow sticks?

Yes, there are different quality glow sticks.

You can buy glow sticks which are the “copies” of the original glow stick. This means they will not glow as bright or as long and will tear open a lot more easily.

Here at Everything Glows we provide the best quality original glow sticks. This means we are able to provide the material safety data sheets on your request.

Glow bracelets

Glow bracelets

Does temperature affect glow sticks?

Yes, a higher temperature will make the glow stick glow bright but it will also shorten the length of time it will glow for.

A lower temperature will make the glow sticks glow dimmer but will prolong the length of time it will glow for.

Can glow sticks be recharged?

No, glow sticks can not be recharged or re activated. They should be disposed of once the glow has stopped.

Are glow sticks water proof?

Yes, glow sticks were designed to be used in water. They can be used for diving, swimming, fishing and in pools.

Are glow sticks safe?

The glow sticks we provide meet all the safety regulations. They are made from tough plastic which is very hard to break.

The ingredients in our glow stick are non-toxic and non-flammable, but may permanently stain fabric. If contact with skin or eyes occurs, this may cause temporary discomfort. Wash immediately with water.

We recommend parental supervision for all children under 3.

Assorted glow necklaces

Assorted glow  necklaces

How do you store glow sticks?

It is important to keep glow sticks stored correctly. Glows sticks should be stored in a cool dry place in there original packaging. Their life span will be shortened if come into contact with direct sunlight, heat or humidity.

2 thoughts on “Glow Stick FAQ

  1. Another question we typically get is whether or not glow sticks will float in swimming pool. Many use glow sticks to light up swimming pools. The answer is the typical glow sticks will float in the pool such as glow bracelets, necklaces, 6″ & 4″ glow sticks.

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