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marmalade
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

marmalade

journeyman
Location: Toronto, Canada

Total posts: 72
Posted:hey peeps,

has anyone tried out the "Single LED light stick with string"? any caveats i should know about?


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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

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Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:They smash easily and aren't of a consistant lighting-strength... in other words you'll have on bright one, one dim one and both will smash as soon as you wrap/tap/hit yourself.

smile That's only the conclusion of my one experiment with them wink Others speak pretty highly of them and think of them as a viable alternative to glow sticks.


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marmalade
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

marmalade

journeyman
Location: Toronto, Canada

Total posts: 72
Posted:Hrmm thanks. That's what I thought. I really like the look of the streetlights, so might try those. Another idea would be to fashion my own from scuba markers, as they're pretty tough (or so I'm told).

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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

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Posted:i like my LED's but yeah they do tend to bang into each other, one of mine has actually broke (ooops) but theyre definatly worth it. there arent exactly expencive..... biggrin

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Spacecow00x
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

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Posted:kinda fed up with the streetlights now, until they make all of them with trip mode and steady on mode im not gonna buy a new set, plus even with the shelling the break easily, and my new ones have a dull LED so i dunno, kinda piffed. Trip mode is amazing tho.

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

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Posted:ive just got the LED stick w/ sting - very light so they take a bit of getting used to but ive not smashed them yet -they're pretty bright and last longer than glow sticks for about the same price :P

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gemit
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

gemit

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Location: Plymouth, UK

Total posts: 71
Posted:I literally just got my Mardi Gras (yellow, purple, green) streetlights through the post today so mine haven't smashed yet biggrin Just wish the sun would hurry up and go down now!!

I think they'll look excellent and they were weeeell cheap!! Bo selecta! juggle oooo, I mean: weavesmiley


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munkypunks
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

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enthusiast, but not enthusiastic
Location: Los Angeles, California

Total posts: 367
Posted:Written by: marmalade

Hrmm thanks. That's what I thought. I really like the look of the streetlights, so might try those. Another idea would be to fashion my own from scuba markers, as they're pretty tough (or so I'm told).



I have the mardi gras streetlights mentioned in the post prior to mine. I like them a lot, and I've gotten good reactions from spectators (but the specs have been non-poi people, so they don't necessarily know any better wink). They have three settings - blinking, consecutive blinking (like a wave), and solid. The consensus among my spectators is that the wave blinking is useless, blinking is sort of cool, and solid is best. I got the caution also that they break really easily, so for an extra buck or two, I got heavy plastic casings for them. Blocks the light a bit, but I've banged them up pretty good, and they're still goin'.

Which gets me to why I quoted the above. I started with the scuba markers - got them at sport chalet - and those are temperamental. They don't break, but the light mechanism is touchy and if you bang them, the light goes out. And if you do that enough times (say, more than 5 or 10), it will start going out almost regardless of what you do. I think it's the battery getting jostled around too much.

And that's my 50 cents worth. ubbrollsmile Good luck with whatever you choose - and yeah, some of the stuff is not that expensive, so hopefully you can try a few.


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marmalade
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

marmalade

journeyman
Location: Toronto, Canada

Total posts: 72
Posted:thanks munky smile a friend of mine did a huge glow toy order, and i got a set of "fire" and "ice" streetlights. i'd heard about their fragility, so before I try to spin them, I'm going to do exactly what you suggest and get some clear tubing for them. i'll let you know what i find and how it turns out.

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marmalade
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

marmalade

journeyman
Location: Toronto, Canada

Total posts: 72
Posted:gemit: oooooh a snaaaaaaake!

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Written by: marmalade

hey peeps,

has anyone tried out the "Single LED light stick with string"? any caveats i should know about?



The ones that HoP sells?
If so, I've got loads of these and I love them.

They're way too light to just spin on the string though (in my opinion).
My favourite set up for them... you know the little net bags that you get for washing tablets? Shove 5 or 6 of the led sticks in the bag (add extra weights if you wish). Attach the bag to the end of a set of chains, and voila... some pretty bright glow poi. biggrin

They do crack if you smack them against each other hard, but to be honest that's no big deal. Put some clear tape over the crack, and they'll carry on working for ages.
And you can hardly call them expensive... rolleyes


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Kombi guy
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Kombi guy

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Location: HOP Central, New Zealand

Total posts: 224
Posted:Mand has the right idea, as an added precaution......wrapping the LED lightsticks in clear tape can protect them from being damaged, and also a few layers of clear tape lets the light shine through and adds a bit of weight to them if so desired. ubbrollsmile

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heyahoney
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

heyahoney

Redneck Woman
Location: Texas, Yeeeeehaaaaaw

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Posted:they make me mad cuase i always end up with a bright one and a dim one...i gave up on them

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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

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Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 6554
Posted:*agrees with mand*

yeah definately very light, was considering putting them in some kind of clear piping. - for both weight and strength.

just watch them, as they smash easily.


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Written by: heyahoney


they make me mad cuase i always end up with a bright one and a dim one...i gave up on them





It is possible for the switches on them to get knocked in the post, so they turn on and lose some of the brightness by the time they get to you.

If this happens, just send a polite pm to Malcom, and let him know.



If you end up with one bright and one dim after using them for 6 months... well yeah, the batteries don't last forever. They're $4 glowies, not $80! rolleyes

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gemit
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

gemit

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Location: Plymouth, UK

Total posts: 71
Posted:Written by: heyahoney

they make me mad cuase i always end up with a bright one and a dim one...i gave up on them



Yep, my purple LED has already faded away to nowt much anymore...boooo but the green and orange are still bright as anything and people still go 'oooo' and 'aaahhh' so it's not too bad and they are hell a cheap hey?!?....I found everyone actually preferred these to fire eek....tad offtopic soz!!


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