- "What’s the difference between a lightsaber and a glowrod? A lightsaber impresses girls!"
- ―Jacen Solo
Glowrods created a beam of light illuminating up to 10 meters. There were two varieties: those that produced light using chemical phosphorescents and those that used a portable power cell. The latter could be hooked up to a generator for indefinite light generation. The standard glowrod weighed roughly 1 kilogram and cost 10 credits.
A glowrod could be modified so that it flickered instead of emitting a constant light so that it would resemble the flickering of torchlight.
The Chemlight was activated by breaking the stick in half, providing two lights.
Behind the scenes
Glowrods seem to be Star Wars Universe-adaptations to real-world flashlights and glow-sticks.