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Posted: 10/12/2004 11:47:21 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:48:07 AM EST
I'd say keep them in the foil, it only takes a few seconds to unwrap one.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:50:32 AM EST
I have some that I've left in my garage here for a couple of summers and I tried one recently and it doesn't seem as though the heat here (I'm sure if it's 115 outside it's 120 in my garage) has affected them. I DID keep them in the original foil, however. I don't really see how removing the foil would have an adverse effect unless they were exposed to light.

I DID stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:51:52 AM EST
Watch the temp too! I stored some in freezing weather last year and they lost 50% of the brightness when i used them this summer.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:55:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 11:55:44 AM EST by The_Beer_Slayer]
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:57:51 AM EST
Take the batteries out first.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:03:05 PM EST
Put them in the carriers then wrap foil around 'em.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:09:19 PM EST
I've gotten rid of my Cyalumes from my BOB - they have a limited shelf life (2 years is what they are rated for - if you get more count yourself lucky).

Now I use Green Krill Lights. The Green Extream version is just about as bright as a Cylume - but it lasts 50 hours (4x that of a Cylume stick) and with Lithium AA batteries from Energizer they have a 10 year shelf life. Plus you can pop in a new set of batteries and keep going.

Very easy to use my 3year old daughter can turn hers on & off no problem - they also have the lanyhard hole like Cylume sticks.

White ones are OK - but the Green seem to be the brightest (others have complained about the red & orange versions).

Krill Lights
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:12:27 PM EST
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