The Best Glow Sticks

Glow Sticks Are Fun!

A favorite staple of dances at conferences are the glow sticks worn by both children and adults. They come in a variety of colors and lengths. When we recently purchased a large amount of glow sticks for a regional conference, we tried to research online the best brand of glow sticks. There is not much information available, mostly that the Lumistick seems to be highest quality.

Lumistick 8 Inch 1000 Glow Sticks Bulk Party Favors with Connectors | Light Sticks Neon Party Glow Necklaces and Glow Bracelets | Glow in The Dark Party Supplies (Assorted, 1000 Glow Sticks)
  • ? 1000 PACK OF 8 INCH ASSORTED GLOW STICKS: You will receive 8-inch glow sticks 1000 Piece, all carefully packed into our iconic Lumistick cardboard tube. Get the most out of these sticks for decoration and fun. Hang them from things to create fun luminaries and enchanting walkways, you can enjoy the vibrant display of colored light trails. Make sure you get the best glow sticks by using this brand.
  • ? LONG LASTING LIGHT: Enjoy the glow radiating from your wrist glowsticks for up to 12 hours. After activation, these cool glow sticks will be at their brightest for 8-10 hours, then slowly fade. Choose from our array of colors and color combinations or get the assorted pack.
  • ? WATERPROOF, SAFE AND NON TOXIC: Our powerful glow sticks contain two chemicals that glow when mixed together (when the stick is bent and the inner tube is broken). Use these glow in the dark party favors even in the pool, these waterproof glow sticks party supplies are non leaking. Our sticks are non-toxic, non-flammable non-radioactive, and can be easily washed off the skin or clothes with ordinary soap if necessary.
  • ? KIDS SAFE & QUALITY ASSURED: The Kids are safe, glow in the dark party sticks are CPSIA-compliant. Make glow stick bracelets and glow in the dark necklaces for pool parties, birthdays, carnivals, raves, concerts, weddings, camping, and more.
  • ? UP TO 2 YEARS OF SHELF LIFE: These light glowsticks were manufactured just a few weeks ago and are fresh from the factory. The glowstick party pack comes in a handy tube that can also be used as a storage container for the unused Lumistick glow sticks. They have a shelf life of two years.

So we decided to do a semi-scientific comparison — activate the same number of glow sticks from different brands at the same time and judge their brightness. We purchased a package of major name brands from Amazon, WalMart, etc. We also bought the small 10-packs you can get from Target, Dollar Tree, etc. Right away we can tell you the Dollar Store glow sticks just don’t cut it compared to the major name brands. A lot of them were already activated or duds, and they just weren’t that bright.

Glow Stick Comparison

Glow Stick Containers

Glow Stick Containers
US Glow, Direct Glow, Cool Glow, Lumistick

 

Glow Sticks Activated

Glow Sticks Activated

 

Glow Sticks After Time

Glow Sticks After Time

We can confidently say that you won’t be unhappy with either of the brands tested: US Glow, Direct Glow, Cool Glow, and Lumistick. However we did feel that Cool Glow started to lose its brightness earlier than the others as you may be able to see in the image above. Unfortunately we were unable to get a picture that accurately portrayed the differences in brightness, probably due to our limited photography skills. This test was probably most unfair to Cool Glow since the pack we purchased only had limited colors and those colors seem to be less bright than others among all the packs.

Unfortunately we also missed the mark somewhat on the scientific nature of this test since we realized that it wasn’t fair due to different colors among the different brands. Since many of the packs we had were multi-colored, we saw that some colors were definitely brighter than others within the same pack. So we will plan to re-run this test again with similar colors.

What Glowstick To Buy?

If you are buying 50 or more Glowsticks for your party, we can confidently recommend , Direct Glow, and Lumistick. The US Glow package includes a couple fun accessories such as glasses and connectors to make a glow ball/flower.

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The Best Deal on Bulk Glow Sticks

Looking to buy a lot of glow sticks? The best deal we found on bulk glow sticks is this 1,000 pack of 8 inch Lumistick Glow Stick Bracelets.

Rhode Island Novelty Flashing Led Bumpy Rings, Set of 12
  • Flashing Led Bumpy Rings
  • Sold in Display Box
  • Variety of Colors
  • One Dozen per Order
  • Ages 6+
Cyalume-9-08001 Green Glow Sticks - Premium Bright 6” SnapLight Sticks with 12 Hour Duration (10 Pack)
  • MADE IN THE USA UNDER STRICT QUALITY GUIDELINES to ensure each light stick works without issue - guaranteed. Rest assured knowing you can trust SnapLight.
  • PATENTED, LONG-LASTING FORMULATIONS provide high light output for up to 12 hours at a time to help you get the job done when electric light isn’t an option.
  • GUARANTEED 5 YEAR SHELF LIFE AND INDIVIDUAL FOIL WRAPPING means SnapLight can be safely stored for years until the need arises without harm to the stick or components.
  • INDUSTRIAL-GRADE STICK CONSTRUCTION provides a level of durability not found in competitor light sticks. Our formulations have no equal.
  • WATER-PROOF, NON-FLAMMABLE, NON-TOXIC CHEMISTRY means SnapLight is as safe as it is durable. Perfect for confined spaces or underwater applications.

Other Fun Glow Items

Some other glow toys our kids have enjoyed playing with are the Flashing LED Bumpy Rings and LED Finger Lights. If you are looking for absolutely the brightest glow light possible, check out the Cyalume SnapLight in Green along with a lanyard. They last for 12 hours and are super bright, but they are a little more pricey.

Bestseller No. 1
iGlow Glow Sticks Bulk Party Pack Multicolor Non Toxic 233 Pieces Light Stick Set
  • 🎉 THE ULTIMATE PARTY ACCESSORIES – bring the night to life at a party, Halloween celebration, BBQ, sports event, festival or sitting around the campfire with our bumper pack of glow sticks and accessories. Fun and exciting, they will provide hours of fun for everyone
  • 🥳 EASY TO ACTIVATE LIGHT STICKS – when you receive your purchase and you’re ready to party remove a glow stick from the pack and bend it until you hear it click then shake it to bring it to life. This can be repeated on all sticks for bright neon light effects that look their best after dark
  • 🎊 MAKE GLOW BRACELETS AND GLOW NECKLACES – our funky packaging shows you exactly how to make exciting shapes and fashion accessories with your glow sticks including eye glasses, butterfly bracelets, headbands with cute ears and more. All accessories needed are included in the pack
  • 😍 BE CREATIVE WITH YOUR GLOW STICKS BULK PURCHASE – let your imagination run wild and come up with your own shapes 🎉and accessories using the connectors and joints included with your light sticks. Make long decorative chains or attach them to existing party decorations for real wow factor
  • 🎈SUITABLE FOR A RANGE OF OCCASIONS – include them with your camping gear, add fun touches to your wedding, include them in your child’s party favor bags, take them to a rave or nightclub or just enjoy them at home. The opportunities are endless, they provide up to 8 hours of fun and excitement for anyone over the age of 3 years to enjoy
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BUDI 200 Glow Sticks 467Pcs Glow Party Favors for Kids/Adults: 200 Glowsticks Party Packs 7 colors & Connectors for Glow Necklace, Flower Balls, Luminous Glasses and Triple/Butterfly Bracelets
  • One box contains - 200 8" glow sticks, 200 bracelet connectors, 12 flower/ball connectors, 10 luminous eyeglasses kits, 5 skull glasses kits, 5 triple bracelet connectors, 5 butterfly bracelet connectors. A building instruction is included.
  • Glow lasts Long Time - Glow more than 8 hours 7 colors glow sticks. If you don't crack/activate the sticks, you can keep them pretty long enough till your next party.
  • Super Entertaining and Fun in family reunion, camping trip, birthday party, wedding, singing concert, raves, festivals, sleepovers and anywhere that needs to glow.
  • Awesome Luminous Party Supplies - The light sticks are best party gifts for your kids and friends to build their own crafts like flowers, glasses, balls, bracelets necklace, WHATEVER they want to build.
  • Use your imagination to create a magic world! The glow sticks are changeable into anything. Whatever you and kids want to make, a fairy world or sea world, pretend to be fairies or sea creatures, the little glow favors are here for you!
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PartySticks Glow Sticks Party Supplies 100pk - 8 Inch Bulk Glow Light Up Sticks Party Favors, Glow in the Dark Party Decorations, Neon Party Glow Necklaces and Glow Bracelets with Connectors
  • 100 GLOW STICKS BULK PARTY PACK: Enjoy 100 pieces of easy-to-activate and vibrant multi-colored light stick plus 100 pieces of dependable connectors that stay put for hours
  • WATERPROOF FLOATING GLOW STICKS: Use these glow in the dark party favors as glow party decorations or use in the pool or during bathtime; these waterproof glow party supplies float, are non leaking, and nontoxic
  • LONGER LASTING GLOW PARTY SUPPLIES: To activate these mini glow light sticks, simply snap and shake until completely lit; these 8-inch long glow in the dark sticks glow bright for 10-14 hours
  • SAFE AND QUALITY ASSURED: Nontoxic and non leaking glow in the dark party favors are safe and fun for kids; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not glowing bright with your glow sticks bulk party supplies
  • INFINITE GLOW IN THE DARK FUN: Spice up your glow parties with these glow in the dark party decorations, Christmas toys, Christmas stocking stuffers, or use for pool parties, New Year’s eve, birthdays, carnivals, raves, concerts, weddings, camping, night fishing lights, and more
SaleBestseller No. 4
Glow Sticks Bulk - 24 Pcs LED Foam Sticks Glow Batons with 3 Modes Flashing Effect, Glow in The Dark Party Supplies by ColorHome
  • The light up foam sticks are perfect for Christmas, birthday parties, weddings, concerts, clubs, sporting events, theme park, nightlife, raves, festivals and any other night time events
  • Just press the power button of led foam batons to switch between the 3 different light modes. Includes multicolored fast flashing, slow flashing, and alternately flashing, suited for different moods and atmosphere
  • 24 Pcs 16'' glow foam sticks in every pack, share them with your families and friends, just light up the night and enjoy a special occasion. Order it now
  • Replaceable batteries are included inside each led foam tubes, flashing led sticks have an On and Off switch function for saving battery life when not in use
  • If you are not satisfied our product, please feel free contact us, we will do a replacement or full refund
Bestseller No. 5
78PCs LED Light Up Toy Party Favors Glow In The Dark,Party Supplies Bulk For Adult Kids Birthday Halloween With 50 Finger Light, 12 Jelly Ring, 6 Flashing Glasses, 5 Bracelet, 5 Fiber Optic Hair Light
  • 78 pack party favor neon bulk toys includes 50 Finger Lights, 12 Jelly Rings, 6 Flashing Glasses, 5 Bracelet, 5 Fiber Optic Hair Clips. Come with a beautiful box makes them perfect for gift!
  • 12 Design Flashing Jelly Rings with 6 colors, include strawberry,rose,five-pointed star,imperial crown,hair ball,heart. They are made of elastic jelly material, it's safe and environmentally.
  • 50 FINGER LIGHT(5 color) + 5 BRACELETS(5 color), 50 finger light can fit any finger comfortably. Bracelet come with removable closure,easy to turn on/off. All internal batteries can last over 8 hours.
  • 6 GLASSES(6 color)+5 HAIR CLIPS. Shutter Shade Glasses have 3 modes-fast flashing, slow flashing&constant. Hair clip can emit light with 7 colors, they will bring the party extraordinary fashion vibe.
  • Perfect for Halloween,Glow Party,Birthday,Christmas,Night Camping,Bars,Carnival Prizes,Celebration,School Classroom Reward,Stocking stuffers,Easter egg filler, Goody Bag Stuffers for adult and child!
Bestseller No. 6
Dragon Too Glow in The Dark Party Supplies - 605 Pieces - Includes Connectors to Create Necklaces, Bracelets, Glasses, Heart Glasses, Hats, Headbands, Balls, Flowers - Glow in The Dark Party Favors
  • LONG LASTING GLOW: Dragon Too glow sticks glow for hours and hours! The fun never ends with our glow in the dark vibrant colors like green, blue, yellow, pink, orange and red provide a rainbow of brilliance. Use them for theme parties or decorations.
  • PARTY PACK: This pack comes with 605 pieces and includes 254 8” glow sticks, 12 5.5” sticks, 12 3.5” glow sticks plus 309 connectors to make bracelets, necklaces, hats, eyeglasses, heart shaped eye glasses, headband, 3 triple bracelet, balls and flowers.
  • GREAT FOR PARTIES: Light up the night with neon colors that glow! This glow stick set comes with everything you need to create fun accessories like hats, bracelets or glasses. As the perfect party favors you can ensure that guests have a colorful time!
  • NON TOXIC: These high quality glow sticks are great for kid’s parties and adult parties too! Don’t worry about leaks or breaks because a non-toxic formula makes them safe for children. All of our products are tested and comply with USA toy safety standards.
  • FUN FOR EVERY OCCASION: Make social outings more memorable with a florescent glow. This party favor set is perfect for concerts, music festivals, birthday parties, Mardi Gras, New Years, Halloween, Carnival, Weddings or any other festive occasion.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Attikee 840 PCS Glow Sticks Bulk, Glow Party Favors, 8 Inch 7 Colors 400PCS Glow Sticks & 440PCS Connectors for Eyeglasses Balls Flowers Necklaces Bracelets, Glow in Dark Light Sticks for Kids Adults
  • PREMIUM & BRIGHT GLOWING GLOW STICKS - Comes in 400 pcs bright glow sticks and 440 connectors, available in 7 colors (red, yellow, blue, green, purple, pink, orange), these light sticks are 8" long and about 3/8" diameter. Kids will be able to build & rebuild, reconstructing their designs & colors & inventing new ideas, granting them the freedom to create over & over again - hours of fun.
  • INCLUDES CONNECTORS FOR DIY JEWELRY – Total 440 connectors included. 400 single bracelet connectors, 20 triple bracelet connectors, 10 luminous glasses connectors, 10 rainbow ball/flower connectors. Use your creativity and get the most out of these sticks for decoration and fun. Perfect for DIY bracelets, necklaces, balls, earrings, three styles of eyeglasses, and more.
  • LONG LASTING LIGHT - Enjoy the glow radiating from your wrist glow sticks for up to 12 hours. After activation, these cool glow sticks will be at their brightest for 8-10 hours, then slowly fade. Choose from our array of colors and color combinations or get the assorted pack. Glow-time is longer for the colors yellow, blue, green; less for purple, red, orange and pink. Glow lasts longer in cold weather, is brighter when warm.
  • SAFE AND NON TOXIC - 100% safe - non toxic, non- radioactive design with waterproof for kids & adults. Our powerful glow sticks contain two chemicals that glow when mixed together (when the stick is bent and the inner tube is broken). Attikee glow sticks are non-toxic, non-flammable non-radioactive, and can be easily washed off the skin or clothes with ordinary soap if necessary.
  • VARIOUS OF FUN USES - Make fun glow in the dark toys for indoor outdoor Halloween party decorations, glow party, trick-or-treating, cos-play, nightclubbing, as stocking stuffers for Christmas, rewards at school, party favors, etc. Ideal for Christmas, Halloween, weddings, New Year, classroom prizes and lucky dips.
Bestseller No. 8
Taotuo 20 PCS LED Light Up Foam Sticks Three Modes Color Changing Glow Party Supplies for Halloween, Raves, Concert
  • 【Suitable for Many Occasions】LED Foam Glow Sticks are perfect for Concert, Clubs, parties, raves, weddings practically any events. This foam sticks set will definitely bring tons of joy for you and your families, friends due to the stunning ambience this led foam stick set brings. For kids, undoubtedly, this will be the best choice for sword playing without getting hurt.
  • 【Three Light Changing Modes】With quick flashing, slow flashing, alternative flashing of the polychromatic foam stick you are easily to control the vibe to creat different atmosphere .Each foam stick is separately wrapped in a non-woven bag with zipper which is convenient for storage and environment friendly.
  • 【Superior Quality & Excellent Workmanship】Compared with other brands in the market, we make sure Taotuo glow foam sticks are of the highest quality. We have received many compliment from customers who stated this glow foam sticks are sturdy and of exquisite workmanship.
  • 【ON/OFF Button& Long Life Battery】Each foam light sticks is equipped on/off button for saving battery life which is beneficial for cycle use. Batteries are already installed and easy to replace when the time comes. The party never ends.
  • 【Service】Under 24-month Service, we are responsible for any piece of the foam glow sticks bulk. Any issues with the 20PCS foam light up sticks, please feel free to contact us for refund or resend.
Bestseller No. 9
iGlow Glow Sticks Bulk Party Pack Multicolor Non Toxic 228 Pieces Light Stick Set
  • 🎉 THE ULTIMATE PARTY ACCESSORIES – bring the night to life at a party, Halloween celebration, BBQ, sports event, festival or sitting around the campfire with our bumper pack of glow sticks and accessories. Fun and exciting, they will provide hours of fun for everyone
  • 🥳 EASY TO ACTIVATE LIGHT STICKS – when you receive your purchase and you’re ready to party remove a glow stick from the pack and bend it until you hear it click then shake it to bring it to life. This can be repeated on all sticks for bright neon light effects that look their best after dark
  • 🎊 MAKE GLOW BRACELETS AND GLOW NECKLACES – our funky packaging shows you exactly how to make exciting shapes and fashion accessories with your glow sticks including eye glasses, butterfly bracelets, headbands with cute ears and more. All accessories needed are included in the pack
  • 😍 BE CREATIVE WITH YOUR GLOW STICKS BULK PURCHASE – let your imagination run wild and come up with your own shapes 🎉and accessories using the connectors and joints included with your light sticks. Make long decorative chains or attach them to existing party decorations for real wow factor
  • 🎈SUITABLE FOR A RANGE OF OCCASIONS – include them with your camping gear, add fun touches to your wedding, include them in your child’s party favor bags, take them to a rave or nightclub or just enjoy them at home. The opportunities are endless, they provide up to 8 hours of fun and excitement for anyone over the age of 3 years to enjoy
SaleBestseller No. 10
PartySticks Glow Sticks Party Supplies 300pk - 8 Inch Bulk Glow Light Up Sticks Party Favors, Glow in the Dark Party Decorations, Neon Party Glow Necklaces and Glow Bracelets with Connectors
  • 300 GLOW STICKS BULK PARTY PACK: Enjoy 300 pieces of easy-to-activate and vibrant multi-colored light stick plus 300 pieces of dependable connectors that stay put for hours
  • WATERPROOF FLOATING GLOW STICKS: Use these glow in the dark party favors as glow party decorations or use in the pool or during bathtime; these waterproof glow party supplies float, are non leaking, and nontoxic
  • LONGER LASTING GLOW PARTY SUPPLIES: To activate these mini glow light sticks, simply snap and shake until completely lit; these 8-inch long glow in the dark sticks glow bright for 10-14 hours
  • SAFE AND QUALITY ASSURED: Glow in the dark party favors are safe and fun for kids; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not glowing bright with your glow sticks bulk party supplies
  • INFINITE GLOW IN THE DARK FUN: Spice up your glow parties with these glow in the dark party decorations or use as giveaway toys; also great for pool parties, birthdays, carnivals, raves, concerts, weddings, camping, night fishing lights, and more

Comments 3

  1. Thanks for this info. It helps to knowork. It would be cool if you did more on this testing but on youtube. I’m always looking for which glow Sticks are best.

  2. Thanks for these recommendations. I have always wondered which were “best”. We give them to all aged kids including teen girls who like to attach them together for necklaces. Use after a weekly night swim meet so water wear is a concern.

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