I ran across a thing called "light stick". It's a plastic tube, that contains two chemicals, and when the middle of the tube is broken and chemicals mix, this light tube starts emitting light for 8-12 hours. It's a relatively cheap, unbreakable and can be stock piled so it may help at least for first year or so after the pole shift. A good replacement for light bulbs and fire. I was wondering if anybody knows what chemicals (that are easy to get or produce by a common man) do emit light under some conditions? I made a short calculation. If one stick is for 12 hours, you may even use them for plants, or for "day making" during the first year or two. You only need about 700 sticks. That's not much to store, it also says that chemicals are not dangerous, so even if they are damaged, no harm.
I found them in Conrad Electronic catalog. Can't see who actually makes them, but I'll probably order and test a few, and then report on the stuff. I'm not much at home at chemistry, but if anybody knows this may solve many light problems after the pole shift. I also heard from an importers in Canada.
- As to your inquiry to light sticks I am an importer of the chemical light sticks into Canada. If you would like more information contact me.
- Barry Westall
Offered by Kiko.
These are used extensively in military applications. Should be a major supplier somewhere.
Offered by Jack.
Oh yes, I can tell you from experience that those things are great. We used them here in the Army all the time, and now we use them for parties and picnics outdoors. What you say about the intensity is true. The green and yellow sticks can be used to actually read something, like a map at night, if held very close to the page. I don't think I've actually ever seen a white light stick, but they probably exist as well. One thing, be sure to read all the instructions. Different companies produce different quality lights, some of them have to be stored in a special way, and the luminous stuff inside is often poisonous. They also all have an expiration date, and once cracked or crushed accidentally they're no good anymore. I've encountered bad or outdated ones many times. But with proper care - they sure are a great lighting solution, however temporary and dim. No batteries or accessories needed!
Offered by Shaul.