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Old 07-03-2012, 07:54 PM
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Disc glow stickers on the cheap

Sorry if someone else came up with this first but I just discovered a cool way to make disc glow lights very cheap. Get some good sticky round band-aids, whatever size you want, and some cheap glow sticks. Cut open the glow stick, dabble just enough glow goo to cover the pad on the band-aid, stick it on your champish disc, and boom! goes the dynamite.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:38 PM
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But but the glow stick company says to never break them open!!!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:03 PM
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Interesting. We tried that 20 years ago with boomerangs and once the capsules were opened the liquid wasn't anywhere near as bright...needed concentration and the translucence of the poly tube for it to really light up as much as it was able to (we switched the contents of one into a glass ampule tube...not nearly as bright as in the poly tube).

Did you actually try this or are you just musing out loud? And what brand of glow stick?


(NOS...if you cut them open, the inner crush tube is made of glass. We didn't get any irritation from the chem, but it wouldn't hurt to wear gloves. Just be aware of the broken glass pieces.)
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:30 PM
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I used one of those 8" bracelet style glow sticks that my kids were playing with. I just snipped the end off with scissors(no glass that I saw) and dabbed it on the bandaid. If you only snip one end it wont just run out all over the place BTW. My son and I have been throwing them out in the yard at the practice basket and they work great. 250ish feet is about all I can throw without violating neighbors but visibility is pretty good and I was just using the smallest bandaid made. I'm going to get bigger ones tomorrow and go to the park for a full test. Here's some crappy phone pics.

LOW LIGHT


NO LIGHT
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:56 PM
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Holy Bologna!!! That's really bright.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:12 AM
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I don't know what's cooler.

Your band-aid lights or

This mop-dog.

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Old 07-04-2012, 12:17 AM
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I don't know what's cooler.

Your band-aid lights or

This mop-dog.

haha

great idea OP
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:30 AM
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They're not as bright as the tape on lights BUT they weigh next to nothing, have a very small footprint, and glow for a few hours for about $.05 investment. One big glow stick could douse a whole box of bandaids.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:09 AM
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It's times like this that I wonder why they don't make the Fly By Nite discs anymore. They were essentially a Buzzz with a groove under the rim the fit two glow sticks. It made the whole disc glow whatever color you chose, making them perfect for doubles and easy to figure out whose disc is whose from a distance. Not PDGA approved, but I've never played PDGA mandated night golf anyway. Good thing I have a friend who bought out the manufacturers stash of them when they closed down...

Oh, and this idea is awesome OP.
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Never played night golf before but this idea is definitely going to be put to use in the near future. for this idea.
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