Camping, boating, sporting and other outdoor activities, especially in the dark are always full of fun and excitement. Candles, lanterns and flashlights are the primitive sources of light for such events as they are less efficient and involve risks. Replace them with glow sticks to make your outdoor activities more enjoyable and safer. Here are some features that make them the best sources of lighting for nighttime outdoor activities.
Easy to carry
Carrying the light sources is one of the most difficult things you will be doing while you are camping. You would definitely want to carry easy to handle light sources, unlike lanterns or flash lights, which are big and heavy. Glow sticks are the perfect choice for you as they are light in weight and portable. A standard 6 inch glow stick will weigh just around 1 ounce and will be as small as a candle in size. They make your backpack lighter.
Glow sticks use a chemical reaction to emit light. They are safer to use as the chemical reaction giving light does not produce heat and spark. So, there is no need to worry about fire accidents in your camping area. This avoids the risks of injuries and fire as in the case of using candles or lanterns. They are even non-toxic and you can allow your children to safely use them under your supervision.
No need to recharge batteries
You will be in constant fear of losing the charge in the batteries of your flashlight. You cannot expect to get power to recharge the batteries while you are camping. Glow sticks do not require power or batteries to give light. They are, therefore, much more beneficial than flashlights which need batteries to be recharged frequently.
Wind and water-proof
The wind and water-proof characteristic of glow sticks make them the perfect light sources in severe weather conditions. As they are water-proof, you can have fun with them at beach-side games. They are great lighting tools for scuba divers, helpful for marking and indicating underwater direction.
Available in different colors and sizes
Glow sticks are available in different sizes. They can be as small as 1.5 inches and as long as 15-22 inches. Pack different sized ones in your bag when planning for an outdoor activity. For instance, you can use smaller mini ones which are 1.5 inches in length for fishing or decorating your boat. However, larger ones can be helpful to illuminate your camping area or playground for night sports. They add more fun as they are available in different colors including green, blue, pink, yellow, orange, red, white, purple, aqua etc. In addition to solid color ones, bi-color and tri-color glow stick varieties are also available.
They are the cheapest and best lighting options for any outdoor activity. You can get a 6 inch glow stick for as low as $0.42. Purchasing in bulk makes them much cheaper. You can also buy in smaller quantities depending on your requirement.
Longer shelf life
Purchase them in bulk to get additional savings. You need not worry about the ones, which are left after camping. You can use them in your next camping trip. Their shelf life generally is 1 to 4 years and depends on the storage conditions. It is good to store them in a cool, dark and dry place. Glow sticks with foil packaging will last for about 4 years and those without foil packaging will have a shelf life of about 1 year.
With these benefits, they are considered one of the best illuminating sources for nighttime and twilight outdoor activities. So the next time you are planning for an outdoor activity, make sure that you have enough glow sticks in your bag.