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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.
|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|
|National Stock Number||6260-01-218-5146|
|Overall Length||6 inches|
|Shape||Duration: 8 Hour|
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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)
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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..
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are great. I keep them in our car for emergencies and use them for family activities in the dark. Read morePublished 18 days ago by brian johnson
I just got finished really testing these out for longevity and brightness and I'm not disappointed. First for longevity, For the first 12 hours they stayed consistently bright, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by NeverSummerRider
Great product, this chemical lights work well for a variety of uses. I have used them on an early morning hike in at dark while deer hunting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bbb625
These things really are high quality, work exceedingly well. Lasted nearly two days while camping! Bright enough to light up a 10 foot area pretty much at their peak brightness.Published 1 month ago by Carl Wiles
These light sticks are useless. Advertised to last approximately 8 hrs. Illumination. The day after I received them, I tested them prior to putting them with emergency supplies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by charles w brunotte
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