1 inch glow stick or LED is a personal preference. The small glow sticks can be purchases as low as .30 a piece and you throw them away at the end of the round. The LED are reportedly good for 20 hours but it varies... I have never wanted to rely on the glow disc holding its charge when trying to find one. The blaxjax built in lighted discs are just terrible with crazy under stable characteristics
Flashlight or 6 inch glow to hang from basket
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We play every Wednesday at 5 pm year round so half the year it is rounds of glow. We have it down to science.
The only warning is that most public courses close at dusk so there is a bit of risk of being hassle by the MAN.
It helps to play a course you know in the daylight but is not necessary. We typically will light up each basic one at a time with the loser of the previous hole being the one chosen to walk out and back to light up the basket.
NO flashlights only uv lights our glow league frowns apon flash lights. Some 3v watch bateries the thin ones and l.e.d.s you get from radio shack and clear packing tape for your discs I like to tape it to the bottom of the discs cuz the light shines through well enuff to find it and it won't blind you cuz those leds are bright. And beer and a lot of time cuz you'll want to play allnight
LED's are good..but they can malfunction...plus they screw up your night vision if too bright...Red is best for not screwing up night vision
The best way is to get the real deal glow plastic and juice'em with a UV LED flashlight (No Tape Flappers ever)....but not every one has glo discs or a bright enough light..so here's the next best way...
...With 1 six inch glow stick (green is the best) you can light up a dozen or more discs.
Discs should be cleaned first...but not absolutely necessary.... Put two 4+ inch long sections of 2 inch clear packing tape on your discs (Champ/Z is best) Over lap the tape by at least 1/2 inch. Fold a small piece of paper towel (or like material) in half and place it on the taped disc....activate the glow stick then cut or drill a hole in the bottom of the glow stick....drip the glow goo on the towel...too much goo, add more paper (there is a learning curve here). Cover the glowing paper towel with at least 3 more layers of tape....(3 cause you want to over lap and cover it well to avoid leakage)
Use small amounts on putters (quarter/nickle size)...go big on drivers. A 2 inch by 3 inch glow spot will glow enough to see the disc fly down the fairway.
I've played at night since 1989 and IMHO flashlights and L.E.D.s are cheating. Even if you don't have glow plastic you can still find your discs as long as the course is mowed regularly. I also agree with Jamie as far as night vision goes. Once you get to the course, take some time for your eyes to get adjusted to the lack of light. 10 minutes is a good start, but your eyes build maximum visual purple( a chemical released by your brain to maximize night vision ) after 30 minutes of darkness. Don't look at passing headlights or any other light source. A little closed eye meditation before each tee shot is very helpful. White and light blue plastic is actually easier to see after 5 minutes than glow.
I just use LEDs from various things like keychains. I had one that was out of a lighter I believe. I gave all of mine away, but those things are way brighter than the bobber ones. Tape it on good on the underside of the disc. Cut as much plastic away from the original device as necessary and then tape it on there.