Cyalume Custom Light Sticks

Glow Sticks, Light Sticks, Chemical Lights, Safety Lights… whatever you wish to call them, have been around for a few years now, in actual fact the first patent dates back as far as 1965.  It wasn’t however until the past twenty years where these clever little devices have really hit mainstream use.  Popular with ‘clubbers’ and pretty much invaluable to the emergency services personnel and nearly all branches of military services, one of the most popular brands is Cyalume.  They come in a variety of different forms and sizes, ranging from the micro 2” to the massive 15” model which is capable of emitting up to 12 hours of light output.


And now your 1/6th scale military models can be kitted out with the latest Cyalume technology too!


We received these light sticks from our friend Dave (Davinator65 on the OSW boards) who very kindly popped them in with a recent trade.  They have to be the most detailed and realistic I’ve seen out there, and what’s more, it’s Dave who makes them!  That’s right, these are handmade by a fellow 1/6th enthusiast and come in Blue, Black, White, Red, Green and Yellow and are priced at $1 each.




The picture on the left are Dave’s light sticks, the one on the right is the real deal – you can hardly tell the difference!


Dave described these as ‘pouch stuffers’, but if you ask me, they’re far too good to be hidden away and need to take pride of place on your soldiers webbing or MOLLE straps.


If you wish to contact Dave for more information on his chemical light sticks, you email him This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  He also produces some other little 1/6th scale items such as cigarette packets and match books. 


Drop him a line!


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