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TM2 Rampage
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« on: 2009-06-19, 00:43:46 »

I got these two battery-powered glowsticks a year ago for $1 each.
When you turn it on, the color appears to be light pink/purple. But when you wave it, you see that it changes color to red, blue, green, etc.

Is this okay to use at idol concerts and whatnot? Is it annoying or anything? One problem I can see is that the stick slightly flashes/flickers like a fluorescent lamp, in order to achieve the color-changing effect when you wave it.
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« Reply #1 on: 2009-06-19, 04:56:13 »

Sounds like the ones catsspat got a long time ago.

I've seen people use blinking LED sticks at some concerts. That kind of annoys me a little bit (then again, I'm slightly more sensitive to flicker than a lot of people), but I don't think people are going to be mad if you used them. Then again, flickering lights and dark areas is why you get that PSA on a lot of anime (please watch in a brightly lit room, etc.) from the Pokemon incident from years ago.  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: 2009-06-19, 05:17:11 »

I have a pair, and I noticed that they aren't that bright when surrounded by a lot of lights (like when you're closer to the stage and its  lights).  Even the freshly cracked regular 6-hour glowsticks burn brighter.  Plus, I don't wanna have a seizure as tenton said.

I'm probably gonna keep mine though as a memento coz Momoi commented on them as "rainbows"  ;D ;D ;D...that totally made my day  ;D ;D ;D. I'm probably gonna use the one-color mode or the slow color change mode since mine has those options.

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« Reply #3 on: 2009-06-19, 07:19:54 »

Sounds like the ones catsspat got a long time ago.

I've seen people use blinking LED sticks at some concerts. That kind of annoys me a little bit (then again, I'm slightly more sensitive to flicker than a lot of people), but I don't think people are going to be mad if you used them. Then again, flickering lights and dark areas is why you get that PSA on a lot of anime (please watch in a brightly lit room, etc.) from the Pokemon incident from years ago.  ;D

Unfortunately that was one of the most exciting episodes of Pokemon ever made.  :'(
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« Reply #4 on: 2009-06-19, 09:02:57 »

Yeah, I did notice that the color-change-wavy-things weren't very bright...

Maybe these will be good:
http://www.dreamrave.com/happy-camper-light-stick-p-80.html?osCsid=2a576b1e7b553307075c02584f52b3e9
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« Reply #5 on: 2009-06-19, 18:53:32 »

The main problem I have with those Happy Camper lights is that they have loose connections. Clapping the sticks together tends to turn them off after a while (where you have to jiggle the cap to regain the connection). Shinji gave Momoi a couple of these at Stage Zero and they kept shutting off. I was constantly struggle with mine at the concert. Maybe I should glue the cap down or something, though that might make life difficult when I need to change the batteries.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: 2009-06-19, 21:52:07 »

I've been thinking about a way to make the contact better...if I can somehow attach a little springy piece of copper around the edge, it should be much more durable. The other idea I had was to find a way to produce handles for these. It would keep our hands off of the cap, preventing it from coming loose. It would also have the benefit of giving a larger grip without the little clip thing that can hurt when clapping.
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« Reply #7 on: 2009-06-21, 13:42:44 »

Thanks, everyone.

Sounds like you guys don't own any better alternatives... ?  ???
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« Reply #8 on: 2009-06-23, 16:28:34 »

Well, there's some suggestions at http://forums.halkomomoi.com/index.php?topic=25.0

A lot of people seem to use https://www.fenix-store.com/product_info.php?products_id=362 with https://www.fenix-store.com/product_info.php?products_id=642

There's also the elusive http://home.comcast.net/~alexd00/Conventions/Fanime2009/Glowsticks.jpg which turns out to be very good.

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« Reply #9 on: 2009-06-23, 17:28:40 »

I got some nice neon ones at Tokyu Hands when I was in Japan, but I can't seem to find them online.. The only downside is they are a little small, but overall I am happy with them.
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« Reply #10 on: 2009-06-28, 10:05:04 »

:O Has anybody know a store shipping worlwide (Spain specifically xDD)?
A friend got me a glowstick from Japan...but I'd like one with batteries... I don't seem to find a place which sells things like that at home. If not, a place selling packs of normal glowsticks is OK too.

EDIT: another question! what size did you usually use?
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« Reply #11 on: 2009-06-28, 22:21:29 »

Not sure where to buy battery powered ones in Europe...I'm guessing shipping from the US to Europe would hurt badly.

The cheap bulk (chemical) ones that we've bought are ~15cm. The Fenix flashlights that some of us have + the traffic wand attachment goes from 23cm to 29cm (LD-10 and LD-20). Happy Camper lights are about 18cm.
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« Reply #12 on: 2009-06-30, 11:59:18 »

Thanks tenton!
Here in Spain at least are difficult to find, I'll try to get some from ebay or Japan again ...
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