LED glow sticks and chemical glow sticks, even though both seems to be functional in many ways they have their own benefits over one another. They are created and designed to serve many purposes but still people make their use according to their need and necessity. Here is are few things about both of them which helps you in choosing one among them for your needs.
Chemical Glow Sticks: Glow sticks are at first designed for using in navy and army. Many features of glow sticks made them effective tools for different operations in both the fields. Later they come up as different novelties and fun toys which made their use so popular for different situations. They do not consume any source of energy but will last for a limited period of time. They are single use articles which provide sufficient amount of light with out producing any heat but once activated it is not possible to stop them. They contain some chemical substances which cause dangers when consumed accidentally by kids and pets. They are available in different colors and sizes and are flexible to decorate any kind of occasions. They are also found to be excellent sources of light especially after natural disasters when there is no artificial sources of light. They are inexpensive and easy to use things.
LED Glow sticks: LED glow sticks do not contain any chemical compounds but work with the help of LED technology. The light from the diodes make them glow. They need some batteries to function which are to be replaced once they are out of charge. These glow sticks are reusable for much longer time with the replacement of batteries at proper intervals. They work continuously for a minimum of 200 hours with out changing the batteries. One more flexible feature that is not found in chemical glow sticks is there is a ON/OFF button for LED sticks which helps us to use the light whenever it is required. Hence we can save the energy. They do not have the danger of spilling and leakage of chemicals. They are not as flexible as glow sticks to be used for decorative purposes. Even though they are functional, unavailability of the batteries make them helpless.
These are the different benefits offered by both the types of glow sticks.