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#165213 - 01/27/09 03:37 AM Cyalume lightsticks

Cyalume lightsticks have a shelf-life and an expiration date. I think they are great for things like dropping into dark holes and throwing.
Does anyone know of a different product that does the same kind of thing, but has no expiration date?
I thought there was a batttery powered version.

#165221 - 01/27/09 03:48 AM Re: Cyalume lightsticks [Re: ]

Thanks Izzy, I'll look into that.

I found it. The Glo-Toob. Has anyone ever found out how rugged these are: HERE

Edited by Troglodyte007 (01/27/09 03:51 AM)

#165224 - 01/27/09 04:01 AM Re: Cyalume lightsticks [Re: ]
lukus Offline

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 170
Loc: TEXAS (where else?)
There's something that looks similar called the glo-toob. It uses an LED and gets pretty high marks by the regulars on the candlepowerforums.com site.

The original battery driven caylume look alike was the Krill light. They used an electroluminesant film wrapped around the battery tube. Pretty neat looking, but I'm not sure they're made anymore.

#165226 - 01/27/09 04:08 AM Re: Cyalume lightsticks [Re: lukus]

Krill lights! Those are the ones I was thinking of: HERE

#165239 - 01/27/09 06:54 AM Re: Cyalume lightsticks [Re: ]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
I tell you what the 5 minute super bright ones are just that SUPER bright.

I have a wide variety all past exp. date and all work.

Battery ones don't seem to be NEAR as bright.

Also, disposable is nice to toss into caves, or into water etc.
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#165252 - 01/27/09 12:50 PM Re: Cyalume lightsticks [Re: Todd W]
harstad Offline

Registered: 03/04/04
Posts: 71
Is there a good place online to get a bunch super cheap?

#165294 - 01/27/09 05:26 PM Re: Cyalume lightsticks [Re: ]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
You can find them online for .5 or so each if you buy in quantity.
I forget where, I got mine online 2 or so years ago.

Well worth the money.
Self Sufficient Home - Our journey to self sufficiency.

#165302 - 01/27/09 05:49 PM Re: Cyalume lightsticks [Re: ]
Colourful Offline

Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 86
Loc: Yukon
My Krill Light never worked well. Bad batterie contacts...

#165303 - 01/27/09 05:51 PM Re: Cyalume lightsticks [Re: ]
Warren Offline

Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 4
Try looking at Lazer Stik. They're relatively inexpensive, pretty bright and last a long time before the batteries run out. The downside is that they use a less common battery.

REI and a number of on line dive shops sell them. They're pretty popular with divers.


#165315 - 01/27/09 07:11 PM Re: Cyalume lightsticks [Re: ]
Ron Offline

Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 171
Loc: Georgia, USA
Garrity Fun-Tastick LED Glo-lite is a battery powered stick.


They cost about $3.00 or so, but you can turn them on and off. Don't know about expiration dates, but since they use Lithium batteries they should last for a long time. Since you can turn them on and off, you can always check to see if they are working.

As some one else mentioned, the best time to buy glow sticks is in the clearance section of grocery stores, wally world, drug stores or other places that sell Halloween stuff the day after Halloween. I picked up some of the Garrity sticks cheap like that.

They work about like a light stick. They are sealed and supposed to be waterproof. They run on batteries, but since they are sealed up, they are intended to be disposable. Supposed to burn for 24 hours, but I have not checked that out. Since they turn on and off, you can use one several time if you are not dropping them down dark holes.

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