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.

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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.

SaleBestseller 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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100 Glow Sticks Bulk Party Supplies - Glow in The Dark Fun Party Pack with 8" Glowsticks and Connectors for Bracelets and Necklaces for Kids and Adults
  • ULTRA BRIGHT AND LONGER LASTING - Perfectly engineered under strict quality control, these glow sticks are made from high quality materials to ensure up to 6 hours of glowing light so you could enjoy your party all night without worrying they would fade away.
  • MULTI COLOR ULTIMATE GLOW STICKS PARTY PACK - This pack was thoughtfully designed to provide the ultimate glow party experience. Whether you are into chicy bracelets or cool necklaces, our party kit gets you covered.
  • KIDS SAFE (NON LEAKING AND NON TOXIC) - We've designed our glow sticks so that you can be relaxed knowing your kid is safe when playing with them. Their sturdy design makes them harder to snap so they don't easily break and start leaking like similar products on the market.
  • QUALITY CONNECTORS THAT STAY PUT - Probably the most annoying thing is to start putting your glow sticks bracelets together only to find out that the connectors are so poorly made that they just keep popping. Unlike others, we've made sure to use only top notch materials so your connectors stay put.
  • GUARANTEED TO WORK OR YOUR MONEY BACK - Unlike so many other glow sticks out there, ours are guaranteed to work (seriously, if they don't, just contact us and we'll make sure to refund your money). Don't settle for cheap alternatives unless you want to find out half of the glow sticks you've purchased are dull.
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Glow in the Dark Neon Party Supplies Decorations Let’s Party Flag, 6 Bracelets, 100 Pieces Glow Sticks Bulk, 6 Pieces Glasses and Headwear Accessories
  • 【Set Inclued】 1*Let’s party banner,6*bracelets which were red,yellow,orange,purple,green and blue,100 pieces glow sticks,6*glasses connectors,6*headwear connectors,1*tape with 25m.
  • 【Twinkle and bling】 This glow party supplies make u be the brightest boy or girls in the crowd. Join in party and dance with loud music,fluorescence moves across the floor as you dance.
  • 【Eco-friendly material】The neon Let’s party set including banner,fluorescent sticks,bracelets,.etc.They are made from special non-toxic material and it will light up your party with bling fluorescent effect.
  • [Applicable Ocassion】Bring fluorescence to your party! Popular glow in the dark style items and cool fluorescent elements make this party impressed!Perfect for birthday party,Halloween,Christmas and single dancing party.
  • 【Great Value Set】 Much more glow sticks bulk party set and so many accessories for you to pick up. Just add them to cart and be the real star for your dancing-party.
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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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54Pack Glow Sticks Party Pack Supplies Glow In The Dark-50 Glowsticks Necklaces Bracelets Bulk 4 LED Light Up Flower Crowns Headpiece for Women Girls Neon Mardi Gras Carnival Birthday Party Favors
  • 🎉Package include----50 Glow Stick, 4 LED Flower Crown and 50 Connectors. Ultra Bright LED Party Supplies Package, will provide the ultimate glow party experience.
  • 🎉Safe and Comfortable Material----Glow Stick sturdy material makes them harder to snap so they don't easily break and start leaking like similar products on the market. Colorful wreath headbands are use vine wire frame,Insulation Tape and LED Light. Have excellent handmade materials and exquisite workmanship, durable and not easy to fade is more beautiful than real flower. Safe and comfortable to wear,Not allergic. Adjustable size(7.4inch)headbands fit from age 5 and up including adult.
  • 🎉Safe and Comfortable Material----Glow Stick sturdy material makes them harder to snap so they don't easily break and start leaking like similar products on the market. Colorful wreath headbands are use vine wire frame,Insulation Tape and LED Light. Have excellent handmade materials and exquisite workmanship, durable and not easy to fade is more beautiful than real flower. Safe and comfortable to wear,Not allergic. Adjustable size(7.4inch)headbands fit from age 5 and up including adult.
  • 🎉Excellent Service----If you are not satisfied with our products or services after receiving the products or services
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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
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.
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448 Glow Sticks Bulk; 200 Glowsticks 8" Light up in 7 Colors Glow in the Dark Necklaces, Bracelets for Halloween Visible, Movie Night Party Supplies, School Classroom Hangout
  • Great Value Super Combo Set! 448 Pieces Glow Sticks Bulk Party Set.
  • Quantity – 200 Glow sticks with connectors, multi eyeglasses connectors, connectors necklaces, connectors bracelets, spinning tops, flower ball connectors, butterfly connectors and more. Total 448 pieces.
  • Feature – Long Lasting. 10-14 Hours of glowing time in 7 colors such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. Non-Toxic, waterproof.
  • Entertaining – These glow stick pack is designed to inspire kids to be creative and train hand-eye coordination. Hours of fun!
  • Usage – Perfect for Halloween party, glow in the dark part, graduation party supplies, Easter basket stuffers, New Year eve party supplies, outer space party decorations, Superbowl party supplies, party favors for kids, July 4th, Independence Day, July Forth, Fourth of July, Christmas party favors, family reunion, camping trip, birthday party, wedding, singing concert, and more.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Sunlitec 300 Glowsticks, (656 Pcs Total) Light up Toys Glow Sticks Bracelet Necklace Light-Up Mixed Colors Party Favors Supplies with 356 Connectors (Total 656 PCs)
  • VARIOUS COLORS: Dazzle the night with an assortment of vibrant colors including: Yellow, Red, Pink, Blue and Green.
  • LONG LASTING TIME: Bend and shake for a bright and brilliant glow that will last up to 10 hours for extended use
  • BROAD APPLICATION: Fantastic for any festive occasion for both adults and children including birthday parties, clubbing, photo sessions, and weddings
  • PREMIUM QUALITY: Bendable without breaking down. non-toxic and safe for children
  • LONG STRORAGE TIME: Long shelf life for bulk storage for up to 6 months.
Bestseller No. 10
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, pinata fillers, goodie bag stuffers, or use 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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