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Cyalume ChemLight Military Grade Chemical Light Sticks, White, 6" Long, 8 Hour Duration (Pack of 10)

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  • OFFICIAL CHEMICAL LIGHT OF THE U.S. MILITARY - ChemLights are standard issue for all military personnel so you know there's no better alternative available.
  • MADE IN THE USA UNDER STRICT QUALITY GUIDELINES to ensure each light stick works without issue. Competitors "adhere to military guidelines" - ChemLight is the gold standard.
  • PATENTED, LONG-LASTING FORMULATIONS provide intense light output for up to 8 hours at a time to help you get the job done when electric light isn't an option.
  • GUARANTEED 4 YEAR SHELF LIFE AND INDIVIDUAL FOIL WRAPPING means ChemLight can be safely stored for years until the need arises without harm to the stick or components.
  • WATER-PROOF, NON-FLAMMABLE, NON-TOXIC CHEMISTRY means ChemLight is as safe as it is durable. Perfect for confined space, underwater and tactical applications.

Product Specifications
Part Number 9-51460
Material Type Hook at top for hanging or attaching the light , Chemiluminescent substance is non-toxic and plastic body is phthalate free for safety , Five-year shelf life from date of manufacture for a maintenance-free alternative to other lighting
Number of Items 10
Color White
Is Recalled? N
National Stock Number 6260-01-218-5146
Overall Length 6  inches
Shape Duration: 8 Hour
Size 10
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Brand Name Cyalume
UNSPSC Code 39111705

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The Cyalume ChemLight is the gold standard in chemical light technology. Standard issue for U.S. military personnel around the globe, these tactical-grade light sticks aren’t some child’s toy you find at a party store. When the Navy has a man overboard, they reach for a ChemLight to mark his location. When a downed Air Force pilot needs to mark his position for extraction, it’s ChemLight he trusts. These ChemLights provide bright, reliable, 360-degree illumination for up to 8 hours. The white ChemLight is so bright it can be seen from up to a mile away – so you’ll have no problem illuminating small rooms, passages, trails and camps with just a single light stick. ChemLight is waterproof, non-toxic and non-flammable. The light stick has a hook and gate top which keeps the light source secure whether you’re hanging, attaching or stringing them together. To activate ChemLight, simply bend, snap and shake to immediately flood your surrounding area with functional light. Each white ChemLight measures 6” long, 10 sticks per pack. Each light stick is individually foil-wrapped for protection from light and moisture and boasts a four-year shelf life from date of manufacture. ChemLight meets Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) specifications. National/NATO Stock Numbers (NSN) are printed on each product for reference. For technical specifications, see the Material Safety Data Sheet below. The maker of ChemLight, Cyalume, is a pioneer and world leader in chemical lighting solutions for tactical and safety applications. Trusted by the US Military and government agencies for over 40 years, you can rest assured knowing that our products will perform when they are needed most – without question. All Cyalume products are expertly engineered and crafted in the USA to strict quality standards.

Product Details

Color: White
Material Safety Data Sheet [43kb PDF]
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  • ASIN: B0052ZARU6
  • Item model number: 9-51460
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 197 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,693 in Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Home Improvement)
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Color: Yellow
These simply work. Used them extensively in the military.

One thing I will add to your purchase consideration: the Cyalume SnapLight "Industrial" Grade Chemical Light Sticks lights are chemically very similar to these, but with a longer shelf-life. The "military grade" lights are formulated per DoD specification, and as such cannot take advantage of newer formulations.

In short: if you are buying the "Military Grade" lights because you think they are better somehow, they are not. They are the same brightness. As a matter of fact, according to the manufacturer the military versions have one year less shelf life (4 versus 5 years for the insustrial series). The higher price reflects the custom (older) formulation that the DoD specifies.

Source for this info: Cyalume Corporation.

So unless you are required to buy an NSN product, do yourself a favor and pay less for a longer shelf-life and get the industrial version of this same product:
Cyalume SnapLight Industrial Grade Chemical Light Sticks, Yellow, 12 Hour Duration (Pack of 10)

Hope this helps.
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Color: White
I recently tested the Cyalume Military Grade white light sticks against the Cyalume Industrial Grade white light sticks. Result: there was no discernable difference in either light output or duration. It seems the only difference between the two is that the U.S. military, for reasons best known to it, requires a slightly different formulation for their light sticks. This formulation, however, is not even as good as the Industrial Grade formulation as the Industrial Grade formulation has a five-year shelf life while the Military Grade formulation has a four-year shelf life. Bottom line: The Military Grade version is a good light stick but not worth the 25% extra you pay over the Industrial Grade light stick which produces the same amount of light and lasts just as long. The Military Grade packaging does look cooler though.
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Color: Red Verified Purchase
Red is good for marking different things, but not as bright as other colors. Industrial appeared just as bright as this Military grade one.

I compared the six colors in both Military and Industrial, see images for more information. Overall, I did not notice a significant difference between the Military and the Industrial grade. I do like that the wrappers on the Industrial ones show the color clearly, while the Military has only the name of the color. I've found that they last the time advertised, note that the white and blue ones are rated for less time than the others, 8 hours vs. 12. (There are other models with differences in brightness/duration). The brightest ones by my measures, were the Yellow and Green ones, followed by the Orange ones. Red, Blue, and White would not be bright enough to read a map; but are good for marking things in a campsite or elsewhere. Other uses: give each child a different color so you can locate them easier, marking different hiking or skiing trails, or use different color to locate first aid/water/etc..
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Color: Green Verified Purchase
I've thrown a few of these into every emergency bag, kit, box and drawer that I have. After testing this Cyalume item against others listed on Amazon, I can report that these are brighter and last longer. Buy green for better ambient lighting. Buy yellow for better visibility from long-distances.
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Color: Green Verified Purchase
I purchased a number of different glow sticks at various price points, and these are by far the best and brightest. Twice as bright as the cheaper ones, and longer lasting.

Also much more expensive, but for an emergency kit, worth the premium. I did a side-by-side test, this brand and 2 cheaper ones. At activation this one was clearly MUCH brighter than the other two. Twice as bright would not be a big stretch. An hour after activation, this one was just as bright, the cheapies had dimmed considerably. Not even a close race.

My ONLY complaint (besides the price) is that they are individually wrapped - which by itself isn't a bad thing, but the wrapper is awfully tough to open in full daylight. I can only imagine what it would be like in patch darkness. Something to think about if you're putting them somewhere you can easily reach them in the dark.
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Color: Green Verified Purchase
No, literally cool. A chemical compound that is luminescent without heat. Imagine the applications of such a tool. Under water, in an explosive atmospheric environment, etc.

Of course I just had to pop one the day I got them after it got dark. These aren't your light sticks from your childhood. Those things would last a couple of hours at best before fading into nothingness. These, on the other hand, are quite bright. I could read my Kindle with it, although I wouldn't really recommend it, but what was (again) cool was the fact that twelve hours later, just like advertised, I could still read in otherwise total darkness. Sure, it had dimmed but they live up their advertisement and my expectations.

The box I ordered earlier this month was manufactured in Aug 2011 and have a four year shelf life. This is something you want to keep in mind if you're building your bugout bag or emergency kit. Off on a tangent, if that's what you're doing, then make sure to make a list of what's in your kit and list the expiration dates of everything in it and keep things rotated.

Anyway, store them out of sunlight and away from excessive heat (their words) and you'll be pleasantly surprised when you need emergency light and discover that the batteries in your flashlight died six weeks ago.
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