What are Clear Casing and Tinted Casing Glow Sticks?

Every one of us know that glow sticks are best options for fun and entertainment at night parties. People of all ages are interested to use various types of glow sticks like glow necklaces,glow bracelets and so on. You need to know about casing, an important feature of a glow stick. Here is some information on clear and tinted casing glow sticks that you need to identify.

A glow stick is a plastic tube which contains two different chemicals separated by a glass vial. When you bend the glow stick, the glass tube or vial breaks combining them. When the two chemicals combine, a chemical reaction occurs producing light. This is a process called chemiluminescence. A fluorescent dye present in the tube is responsible for the color of the glow in the glow sticks. They are available in different colors like blue, pink, red, purple, green, white, orange, and yellow. They are also found in bi-colors and tri-colors. The tubes of glow sticks have clear casings through which the color of the fluorescent dye is visible.

However, certain manufacturers make use of tinted casings for glow sticks. Tinted casing glow sticks are those that are colored plastic tubes. So the color of glow is not because of the real chemical reaction. You are actually looking at the colored plastic tubes. So the duration and brightness of these glow sticks is much less when compared to the real glow sticks having clear casings. Observe the glow sticks while purchasing and notice whether they are original or not.