Can someone tell me what color glowsticks/lightsticks the US Military uses and what each color signifies? Was curious.
Like Major Rod mentioned, there isn't any specific color use. It all depends on the unit,its SOP and the availability of the chem lights at the moment. So, yes, they could be used for that purpose. Along with blue, green, IR, etc..Palaboon said:Arent Yellow Ones used to mark Rooms that have been cleared during a raid?
I've seen them used as celebratory "fireworks" in an assembly area after an exercise in Germany; a handful of different colored chem lights thrown by several troops in conjunction with each other looks pretty cool at night!Chemlight wars in the barracks is a pretty favored pastime among some people. If I remember correctly they use green and red ones at free fall school for night jumps.
We had a bunch expire at my warehouse recently and they handed them out to the employees. I ended up with about 100 of them!:gimmeFor the lifespan while wrapped and stored properly, it can be pretty good. The use by date is usually a good guess and after that point the reliability of the stick may degrade. I have come across ones that expired a decade ago and some will still work and some won't.
Good deal. I seem to acquire quite a few like that too. When they expire and are past due its to the trash with them. But no one likes to just toss something as fun as chemlights so they end up giving them away.We had a bunch expire at my warehouse recently and they handed them out to the employees. I ended up with about 100 of them!:gimme
It is true that just wearing them around unwrapped is against the instructions (that come on the wrapper). But its probably safe to assume the figures wearing them are actually using them not just carrying around unwrapped, but unlit lights. And if for some reason they are carrying the sticks unwrapped and unlit, then they would just toss them when they got back.Several HT figs have their chemlights out and hanging. Doesn't this go against what the instructions say? Also, I see that some of the figs have brown tape wrapped around them. Is this something that is done to minimize the light output?:nerd