No biologist should be out in the field at night without Lightsticks for general or emergency lighting. Weighing only one ounce, Lightsticks are a safe, convenient source of 360° cold light and provide better area light than a flashlight. No outside combustion or heat is required to activate. Completely waterproof, they may be used underwater and in rainy conditions.
The AmeriGlo Lightstick consists of an outer and inner capsule, each containing a chemical solution. By flexing the plastic wand, an ampule containing one solution is broken, and the two solutions are mixed, producing light emission. Lightsticks are 6″ long x 3/4″ dia. (15.2 x 1.9 cm), available in five colors: green, yellow, red, blue, and white. They emit light for approximately 12 hours after activation, except for blue and white Lightsticks which last 8 hours. Shelf life is up to four years if the outer, foil wrapper has not been damaged.
The effectiveness of Lightsticks in attracting aquatic insects is still being debated. Several vector control agencies have tested them for their ability to attract underwater organisms, including mosquito larvae. They are the recommended light source for BioQuip’s Aquatic Light Trap #2821.
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