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Why do you need glowing basketball gear?

If you want to play basketball after dark in the backyard, on the beach or at school, you’ll need to purchase a LED-powered basketball. It’s a very affordable sport item which guarantees you’ll be able to play basket for long hours in total darkness, a real treat for players of all ages.

Obviously the basketball won’t light up the whole place where you play. So you won’t necessarily see the other players but you’ll see the ball flying in the air. The glow, red/orange, is usually triggered on impact, when the ball bounces or hits the rim. The glow will stop automatically when you end the game or after roughly 40 seconds of inactivity.

These glowing basketballs are a perfect gift for all occasions. Both kids and adults love fluorescent balls. It gives a special vibe to early evening game sessions.

We’ve also reviewed a glow in the dark indoor basketball mini hoop and a LED hoop lights kit.

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Frequently asked questions about glow in the dark basketballs

Do you need a pump to inflate these basketballs?

It depends on the model. Some are traditional balls, which must be inflated with a small pump. Some others (small toys) are solid balls which don’t require a pump. Some suppliers provide a pump, some others don’t.

How long does the glow of these basketballs last?

Usually the glow will last for at least c. 30 hours of continuous playing. These balls require LR-44 batteries. It’s advised to always have a supply of batteries ready for replacement purposes to avoid an interruption of the game. Be aware that the ball will usually stop to glow after 40 seconds of inactivity. So keep on playing!

Is it fun to play basketball after dark?

Yes, it’s a very exciting outdoor or indoor activity. If you play in total darkness you won’t see the other players but you’ll see the ball thrown between them and bouncing on the floor, which gives a very special feeling. You’ll get hooked!

Is it expensive to buy a glow in the dark basketball?

Nope, these products are usually pretty cheap (under $30), which make them the perfect sport gift for all occasions, for all ages. You will also love the glow in the dark indoor kits and the LED hoop lights.

Can you play with these basketballs during daytime?

Yes of course but this will use some power since the ball will light up when kicked or thrown, which doesn’t make much sense when it’s not dark. The indoor kit doesn’t require batteries so you can play it both during office hours and after dark.


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