White Glow Sticks
Exactly What I Needed
I purchased these to hang in lanterns for my wedding. My wedding coordinator suggested candles (for extra lighting in the additional dancing room) but I have issues with candle light and smoke. I happened to come across the idea online. When I originally got some, they appeared orange in color. I didn't want to crack one just in case I needed to return them. After a quick and easy phone call, the (VERY NICE) sales associate sent me some more. They were orange, too. I decided I had to crack one. THE WHITE GLOW STICKS APPEAR ORANGE WHEN THEY ARE NOT CRACKED. Maybe I was silly not to know this, but I want to include that in my review.
The light was not extremely bright, but definitely effective. It lasted well through the day into the next (over 24 hours). This was important for me, because my decorating has to occur hours before my ceremony and reception.
March 22, 2012
I know these lightsticks are usually for kids, but a couple of months ago we had an ice storm in our area and I used them instead of candles. Much more safe than candles too.
Even though they are only 4", they are very bright and lasted for 8+hours. I bought a couple of extra packages just to have them on hand if we lose the power again. I also gave them to friends to use.
March 18, 2009
ok for necklace, not for lighting paper lanterns
i had purchased these to illuminate some paper chinese lanterns that i had in the back yard.
the stick by itself is bright enough, if you wanted to use it as a necklace, say for kids on halloween....
but they barely created the faintest amount of glow for my lanterns, even the smallest one (4"). and two inside the larger one was still very dim.
life was about 4 hours.
January 2, 2014
Nice and safe, some could have been brighter
Used them inside fake pumpkins, etc. Some of the sticks were nice and bright and others not so much. When I ran out of candy the kids loved getting them instead.
November 12, 2013
Not too bad!
First of all I want to say that my package arrived from the post office severely damaged! I was so nervous when I opened it up thinking that everything inside would be damaged as well. Not the case!!! Everything was in perfect condition and nothing was ruined! So relieved! I got these to light up paper lanterns that I am going to be using as center pieces at my reception. Like another reviewer I was nervous when I saw they were orange! But I did a test run! Bright white! Very happy! They were very hard to snap and activate because, I am assuming, of their size. If they were just a bit longer it would be easier. They didn't remain bright all night like I had wanted, but there was a little glow left in the morning. I would have to put at least 3 in each center piece to get the effect that I want. All in all I feel for the $ it is a great value! Besides who wants to keep around all of that extra decoration stuff after the wedding!?! What would I do with all those votive candles!?! These are going to be easy and disposable!
August 17, 2013
just what we needed for our Christmas float
We had a Christmas float that was filled with little elves - but didn't have electricity to light it. These little glow sticks were the perfect answer!
December 5, 2012
I bought these so that family members can keep them by their beds in case of power outages. It seems like the lowest tech solution to this problem. I figure they will have to be replaced every year but it is an easy solution.
November 29, 2012
Not so bright white light sticks
The light sticks were not as bright as I expected them to be. The green ones were brighter.
November 2, 2011
These are really bright!
I bought these because i was making survival packages for all of my family members.
These lights actually last two whole days! I tried them out.
Great bargain for the price.
October 23, 2011
Put these in a big bowl at the wedding for guests, kids loved them and adults thought it looked awesome when the lights went down on dance floor and everyone was dancing with them! Lasted all night and even into the next night!
October 16, 2011