Jump to content

The world's biggest, nicest and most helpful squid fishing community!!




Photo
- - - - -

Chemical Lights


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Mr_snapperman

Mr_snapperman

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 44 posts

Posted 01 November 2004 - 01:45 PM

Does anyone know a good source on the internet or Melbourne area to pick up chemical lights?

Also I have been told that activated lights can be used several days later if they are stored in the freezer after use. Has anyone any experience with this?
  • 0

#2 glen

glen

    Squidfish Site Administrator

  • Admin
  • 3,339 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, VIC
  • Interests:Squid fishing! and of course maintaining this website! I have been squid fishing since this website started up about 14 years ago. I hope you enjoy using the chat board!

Posted 01 November 2004 - 02:22 PM

there were heaps of guys at flinders on sunday using the chemical lights on their floats after dark. the water was all lit up!

am interested to follow this topic too since i want to buy some.

cheers, glen
  • 0

#3 old and rusty

old and rusty

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts

Posted 02 November 2004 - 01:00 AM

ebay
  • 0

#4 FISHY

FISHY

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Location:Australia, vic
  • Interests:FISHING, FISHING, AND FOOTY

Posted 02 November 2004 - 02:50 PM

:lol CHEMICAL LIGHTS

Just snap them and put on you float and fish into the night!! :th :)
They last up to :au: 12 HOURS

Attached Thumbnails

  • chem_lite.jpg

  • 0
[/I]Fish whenever you get the chance!

#5 Mr_Willy

Mr_Willy

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 297 posts
  • Location:Murray Bridge
  • Interests:Fishing, cricket, football........

Posted 04 November 2004 - 10:00 AM

I have got some big ones. They are about 3-4 inches long, maybe bigger. I get them from a mate for bugger all. I have about 60 of them at the moment and cant remember how much he charged me - they are really the kids bracelets that you get at like circuses or something like that - we use them for seeing our rod tips.

Have heard of that freezer thing, but am yet to test it..........Will try it out and see what happens!!
  • 0
SA - the land of the bigger fish. The fish on the east, measure the least, but if you head west, you'll be bringing in the best!!

#6 Jazman

Jazman

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 814 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne and Canberra

Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:49 AM

I guess you guys are after sources other than regular tackle shops? Almost every tackle shop I go to sells chemical lights, and the smaller ones are cheap, some are $1.60-$2 for a pack of 2 small ones, with price increasing with size. However I've found that the smallest size is only good for floats if they're not too far away, more than 15 or so metres away and they're hard to spot.
JM Turvilles on Franklin St in the city has a good selection.
  • 0

#7 aok47

aok47

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 280 posts
  • Location:Melbourne, Victoria
  • Interests:Passionate about aviation and fishing.

Posted 05 November 2004 - 06:54 AM

I have tried freezing the lights but didnt work for me... :au:

somewhere on the internet there should be a site that would tell us what chemical reaction takes place when you snap them and they start to glow. Knowing what type of reaction it is you can have a guess as to whether or not freezing them after use will halt the reaction....

Cheers

AK
  • 0

#8 FISHY

FISHY

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Location:Australia, vic
  • Interests:FISHING, FISHING, AND FOOTY

Posted 05 November 2004 - 08:35 AM

CHEMICAL LIGHTS

Chemical lights work by a reaction between two non-toxic chemicals, one of the chemicals is contained within a glass phile(tube), This is placed within the plastic tube ,

The second chemical is added into the larger plastic, when the glass tube is broken by a SnAp or BeNDiNg action, the 2 non-toxic chemicals aremixed forming a reaction between them, which produces light

They have 2-4 years shelf life if kept in origional packet if removed from the packet and not used for a day or so it will damge them because they are packed in a airtight packet


You will only slow them down but not stopping them if you place them in a freezer !


But you can bend them in half and sticky tape them in a bent position that will stop the chemicals from mixing! :au: :lol

by them from "the warehouse" or "go-lo" they are cheap as!! last ages!
You can buy packets of about ten or so for around $2-$3 bucks any size
:th
  • 0
[/I]Fish whenever you get the chance!





Similar Topics Collapse

  Topic Forum Started By Stats Last Post Info

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Fishing Links