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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Life Gear Glow Stick

I picked up three Life Gear Glow Sticks at REI on Sunday (orange, blue, and green) for some testing after giving them an initial once-over at the store. They come in orange, blue, green, and red but my local REI only had these three colors on the shelf.

The glow sticks run on three watch-type batteries and claim to run 200 hours before needing replacement. The LEDs will probably outlast the lights if Jake and Laura's past history is any indication.

These sticks/flashlights have three modes:

1.LED Flashlight
2.Glow Stick

plus OFF and there's a whistle at the end.

The sticks put off enough light in glow mode to read in a dark room but I don't think you'd want to read for very long at that level. The flashlight puts off a fair amount of light (less than a Photon Microlight II but more than a Maglite Solitaire) and plenty for a late night maneuver through the house.

The whistle is loud and, while not on the same level as the Fox 40 Micro, plenty loud enough to chase off an over curious coyote or annoy a boogie man.

The kids have really enjoyed playing with the glow sticks so far and I hope they can keep the lights unbroken long enough for us to test battery life.

Thanks for reading,



At 4:04 PM, Blogger Jeffrey Schrimmer said...

How do they possibly claim 200 hours? Is that with the full replacement set that they will send out to you, or on a single set? Any testing you could do would be great.

At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its 200hrs on strobe mode.


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