Glow sticks became so popular as fun creating articles than the lights which are used in emergency situations. However their multi purpose use made them more efficient than the flash lights which serve as alternative sources of light in case of no power. Are glow sticks really beneficial than a flash light? Let us see the difference below.
Glow sticks don’t need any sources of energy to emit light in contrary to the traditional flashlight which uses batteries to emit light. Glow sticks are light in weight and are more functional in situations of emergency and safety. They glow much brighter that flash lights which also provides light in different colors. These colors are mostly used in case of emergencies which are helpful to express the severity of the situation. Hence green and yellow lights are used for emergency as well as for search and rescue operations.
There is no need to take care about the illumination of the glow sticks as they do not require either electricity or any batteries. But while using flash lights we need to take care about the batteries. If they are out of charge or not available these flash lights are of no use. Glow sticks can be used in any situations like under water as they are water proof and in case of gas leakages as they are inflammable and do not produce any heat.
When compared to flash lights glow sticks are less expensive and can be bought in bulk for various emergency situations. They are less weight easy to handle and operate. They are available in different colors, shapes and sizes and hence are used for decorations and other recreational activities.
The few benefits are flash lights can be switched on/off and are reusable. Whereas glow sticks once activated can never be stopped unless the chemical reaction stops.