Where to buy "Glow Sticks" in bulk?
Posted by: old_user on Jan-17-13 1:42 PM (EST) Category: Kayaking Technique
I lead quite a few evening/night paddles for the public. I like to hand out a glow stick to each participant. They have become a bit pricey in the retail stores in my community. Can any suggestion a place to purchase a good quality stick in bulk?
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Posted by: mintjulep on Jan-17-13 1:46 PM (EST)
Low dollar glow|
Posted by: djo on Jan-17-13 1:47 PM (EST)
I have gotten moderately cheap ones at Wally's World and real cheap ones at the Dollar Store. I also like to give them to groups we give night demos to. There is a certain amount of you get what you pay for. The cheap sticks do not seem very bright to me - but then neither do most of my students.
Posted by: Seadddict on Jan-18-13 11:46 AM (EST)
Posted by: suiram on Jan-17-13 1:48 PM (EST)
We do night tours, we found that Princeton Tec Eco Flare is cheaper in the long run since AAA batteries can be easily replaced
Posted by: oakflowers on Jan-17-13 1:54 PM (EST)
forget chemical stick|
Posted by: dc9mm on Jan-17-13 2:44 PM (EST)
Posted by: paddlesheep on Jan-17-13 3:00 PM (EST)
I find the LED glowsticks can be a bit bright and harm night vision, but they do make you pretty visible at night. I use Sylvania ones that I got at the dollar store (same place I get my chemical glowsticks).
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-17-13 3:19 PM (EST)
You can't puncture a battery-operated one to get at the glowing green stuff and splatter it all over yourself so you can walk around like a miniature galaxy.
You can do that?|
Posted by: tjalmy on Jan-17-13 7:39 PM (EST)
Cool. Time to put on the paintin' clothes and freak out the grandkids!
one does the trick|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-21-13 12:54 PM (EST)
Just a small puncture to let it spray out when you shake it. If you make too big a hole, it'll just drip out, along with the glass.
Glow sticks are not all Equal|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Jan-17-13 8:17 PM (EST)
We get them on ebay|
Posted by: randy_morgart on Jan-18-13 9:57 AM (EST)
You just have to be careful what size they are.
Posted by: old_user on Jan-19-13 2:07 PM (EST)
THANX for all of your suggestions.
75 cents each, mabye|
Posted by: edzep on Jan-27-13 8:49 PM (EST)
I just caught a link to these. Not sure if shipping might make it bad for savings.
Use as a Tool vs Novelty|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Jan-27-13 10:37 PM (EST)
The novelty glowsticks are cheap, and great for parties.
I go to Target|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Feb-04-13 2:21 PM (EST)
In the dollar section near the door I can usually find tubes of these for a buck.
Posted by: gyork on Feb-04-13 3:43 PM (EST)
If you live near a Michael's arts and crafts store, you can get a tube of 15 skinny stix/$1 that connect as a circle (ala bracelet). I think available in stores only, not on-line?