Re: Re; Glow stcks
Steven G. Tyler (sgtyler@EROLS.COM)
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 11:31:55 -0400
Lorie McGraw wrote, in part:
> Isn't it true that glow sticks can be stored indefinitely in the freezer.
Stored, yes -- but there's no need until they've been triggered.
> I heard also that those glow circles that they sell at the 4th of July
> fireworks can be recharged in the freezer. Can you recharge glow sticks the
> same way?
Sorry, no. Storing in a freezer slows the chemical reaction
dramatically, but does not entirely stop it, and certainly does not
"recharge" any of the glow devices. The glow device does brighten when
removed from the freezer, but that's just from resuming the remaining
chemical reaction at a more normal rate. TANSTAAFL (for the
acronymically-impaired, that's "There ain't no such thing as a free
lunch!" (extra credit for anyone who can identify the SF writer who
regularly used that acronym in his/her writing))
Steve on Cattail Creek
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City