- "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 scenesEdit
Glowrods seem to be Star Wars Universe-adaptations to real-world flashlights and glow-sticks.
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe (As "glow rod")
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game
- The Star Wars Sourcebook
- Star Wars Campaign Pack
- The Star Wars Rules Companion
- Rebel Alliance Sourcebook
- Death Star Technical Companion (As "glow rod")
- Star Wars Gamemaster Kit (As "Glow Rod")
- Planets of the Galaxy, Volume One (As "glow rod")
- Planets of the Galaxy, Volume Two
- Heir to the Empire Sourcebook
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition
- Dark Force Rising Sourcebook
- Star Wars Gamemaster Screen
- Wanted by Cracken (As "glow rod")
- Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts (As "Glow Rod")
- Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim (As "glow rod")
- Planets of the Galaxy, Volume Three (As "glow rod")
- Death Star Technical Companion, Second Edition
- Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters
- The Star Wars Planets Collection (As "glow rod")
- "New Character Templates: A Supplement to Star Wars' Mos Eisley Galaxy Guide"—Challenge 73
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
- Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide
- Star Wars Gamemaster Screen, Revised
- The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook
- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- Scum and Villainy
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- Strongholds of Resistance