Forgive me MOOP Czar, but I have a show-trial confession to make...
I bought about 10 of these
, and while I still think they're cool, they have no power switch. So to save "power" (and to relieve my eyes from their annoying blink) I would unscrew the light from the battery compartment ever so slightly to shut it off.
Well, in the course of walking, riding, etc. the bottom half would fall off, leaving MOOP on the playa, and not just the diffuser part, but those tiny AG3 batteries that powered the damn thing.
Happened many times.
I'm still going to buy them, but I'll be affixing some electrical tape on them so they don't pop off.
For buying LED sticks, make sure you choose them with higher quality straps. Some are just awful and will fall off. The one you depicted there have really annoying thin ribbon strings. Ones like these
are better, with a more "shoelace" variety. The ones I mentioned before that would fall off are actually quite well constructed except for lacking a power button.
All in all, I'm not sure if these sticks will really help. I was giving people lights during the week (until about Thursday when the bulk of DARKTARDOM arrived), but was later wondering if those people who thought to not bring lights in the first place would have the responsibility to properly dispose of their sticks or finger lights.
Perhaps a better method would be to walk up to people with glow sticks or glow tubes and ask them if they'd like to trade their faded pieces of shit for a new light, instruct them about how shitty those glow sticks and things are, and then tell them that if they run out of batteries to go by your camp to trade old batteries for some new ones (I bought some odd 100 spares from Amazon). Might be a nice way to go.
Oh yeah, a good anti-MOOPy, less annoying blink system is to put the blinking light inside the backpack or pocket, so that it blinks, but isn't super bright and has no place to fall if it breaks off. Helps with people who are wearing such things though.