The Best Kpop Lightsticks | A Full Guide To All Kpop Lightsticks + Where To Buy Kpop Lightsticks
A Kpop lightstick is a must have item for Kpop fans. It is a way for the fans to unite and show their support to their favourite Kpop band. Big Bang was the first band to have a lightstick and these days it’s hard to find a group that doesn’t have a lightstick. This guide will tell you all you need to know about Kpop lightsticks, where to buy them and more.
- What are Kpop Lightsticks?
- Where To Buy Kpop Official Lightsticks?
- Overview Of Kpop Lightsticks
- 1. BTS Lightstick
- 2. Blackpink Lightstick
- 3. Stray Kids Lightstick
- 4. Seventeen Lightstick
- 5. Red Velvet Lightstick
- 6. EXO Lightstick
- 7. MONSTA X Lightstick
- 8. GOT7 Lightstick
- 9. Wanna One Lightstick
- 10. Twice Lightstick
- 11. SHINee Lightstick
- 12. Mamamoo Lightstick
- 13. GFriend Lightstick
- 14. Bigbang Lightstick
- 15. Pentagon Lightstick
- 16. SNSD Lightstick (Girls’ Generation)
- Frequently Asked Questions About Kpop Lightsticks
What are Kpop Lightsticks?
Kpop concerts are unlike any other concert, if you have never been, you can not imagine what a great atmosphere it is. If you go to a Kpop concert of your favourite band, you need to get a lightstick! The fans use these lightsticks to cheer up their idols and each group has their own lightstick design.
You can kinda compare it to people turning on the torch light on their phone at concerts.
Where To Buy Kpop Official Lightsticks?
There are many Kop lightstick shops you can buy Kpop lightsticks, but you want to make sure you buy official goods and not knock off versions. Listed below are some trusted online kpop stores where you can buy your lightsticks from.
- Kpopshop – This is probably one of the best places to buy lightsticks as they have a lot of options and free shipping! You can buy the official lightsticks from BTS, Seventeen, Monsta X, Stray Kids, ATEEZ, (G)I-DLE, APink and many other bands.
- Amazon – Many record labels have their own official Amazon shop.
- SM Global Shop – This store doesn’t have a wide variety of brands but have the fanlights from SuperM, Red Velvet, SHINee and other bands signed with SM Entertainment.
- Kpopmart – What’s cool about Kpopmart is that they also sell mini lightstick keyrings.
- Ktown4u – They don’t have a large selection of lights, but you might be able to find some that are not available on other sites.
- Kpoptown – Kpop town has a huge selection of fanlights from all big bands like SuperM, SEVENTEEN, BTS, TWICE and many others.
NOTE: All the entertainment labels usually have their own online shop (or app) as well.
TIP! Wherever you buy from, make sure that the site is legit and you are buying the official light stick.
Overview Of Kpop Lightsticks
Listed below is an overview of the lightsticks per band. Some bands have different versions and generation of the fan light.
1. BTS Lightstick
This is probably the most popular Kpop lightstick ever! The first version of the lightstick was released in 2015 and was called the Army Bomb, which looks like globe. The 4th version of the Army bomb was released in April 2020. The design of the Army Bomb hasn’t really changed over time (except for the 4th version), but the specifications have. The 4th version has a slicker handle, the globe is opaque and it can connect over Bluetooth, so the flashing will synchronise at concerts. The light intensity of the 4th version is way brighter that all the previous versions.
2. Blackpink Lightstick
The official lightstick from Blackpink was released in 2018. It has two colours (black and pink) and has two pink heats at each side of the black handle. It is said that the members of Blackpink were involved in the design process. The girls shared that were inspired by the hammer toy used in the Weekly Idol show.
The 2nd version of the YG Blackpink lightstick was released in 2020 and it can connect to an app via Bluetooth and has the ability to change colours.
Many online Kpop stores don’t have the Blackpink lightstick in stock but you can buy it on the official YG shop on Amazon.
3. Stray Kids Lightstick
Nachimbong is the name of the Stray Kids lightstick and it was released in November 2019. It has a white handle and on top of the handle, a red and silver compass with the message “You make Stray Kids stay”. The fan light was designed by the Korean company 101X under the license of JYP Entertainment.
What’s really cool about this light is that it can be paired to your seat at the concert or even to your phone due to the Bluetooth function. You can buy the lightstick from the official Stray Kids Amazon shop.
4. Seventeen Lightstick
The Seventeen light stick is also called the Caratbong and features a diamond in a sparkly sphere. Many people say that Seventeen has the prettiest lightstick of all Kpop bands. A very cool thing about this lightstick is that it’s customizable (you can open it up) and fans have been super creative in making their Seventeen lightstick stand out. 2 versions of this lightstick have been released so far.
5. Red Velvet Lightstick
The newest Red Velvet lightstick has not always received positive feedback from the fans as many say it’s a bit too simple. The design is minimalist and on top are the initials of the band surrounded by a pinkish dome. This lightstick was released in July 2018 and it is an official item certified by SM Entertainment. It is also the first girl group under SM that has launched a fan light. This light can connect to your phone over Bluetooth.
6. EXO Lightstick
The first version of the EXO Lightstick was released in October 2015. The second version was released just one year later and currently there is another version for sale. The designs of the different versions are pretty similar but their main features have changed over the years. The 3rd version of the EXO lightstick is has a whitish handle and on top a silver hexagon with the logo of the group on it.
7. MONSTA X Lightstick
Mondoongie is the name of the MONSTA X lightstick and was released May 2017 to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the group. The handle of the stick is black and on top is their logo in turquoise. This stick is extremely pretty and when turned on the logo changes colours. You can connect the lightstick through Bluetooth.
8. GOT7 Lightstick
There are already 2 versions of the GOT7 lightstick. The first one was released in April 2016 and the second version in April 2018. Both sticks look very similar as they have a white handle, with a greenish bird on top and their logo inside the bird. The 2nd version can be connected at a GOT7 concert or over Bluetooth to your phone.
9. Wanna One Lightstick
The Wanna One lightstick has a black handle and on top a black number one in a transparent dome. The stick can be connected to a central controller at the concerts. The lightstick is on sale on the official Copan Global Amazon shop.
The lightstick features a sleek black and silver design, with the group’s name emblazoned on the top in bold white letters. When activated, the lightstick emits a bright and colorful glow in a variety of hues, including blue, pink, and purple.
10. Twice Lightstick
There are two versions of the Twice lightstick, namely the Candy Bong and the Candy Bong Z. The first stick was released October 2016 and the 2nd in May 2019. The first lightstick looks like a lollipop, while the 2nd one looks quite different as it has a black centre. The Twice official lightstick can connect to the official Twice App, it can also be paired at concerts to a central controller.
11. SHINee Lightstick
The SHINee lightstick is a beloved fan merchandise item for fans of the popular South Korean boy group SHINee. It is designed in the shape of a diamond, which is a nod to the group’s name, which means “shine” in Korean. The lightstick is mainly pearl aqua in color, which is the official color of SHINee and is adorned with the group’s logo on the top.
It also features a button on the bottom that activates the lightstick, which emits a bright and vibrant glow in a variety of different modes, including a flashing mode that syncs up with the group’s music during concerts.
12. Mamamoo Lightstick
Personally I think the Moomoobong is the cutest Kpop lightstick! The 3rd version of the Mamamoo lightstick looks like a radish, just like the previous versions did. Some changes were made, like repositioning of the switch button. The Moomoobong also vibrates and is an official RBW Entertainment products. This vibration feature is actually quite special as it designed for disabled fans with limited hearing or eyesight, so they can feel the vibration at concerts and follow the music. This is extremely heartwarming and was very well received as it creates awareness.
13. GFriend Lightstick
The first version of the Glass Marble stick from GFriend was released in April 2017 and the 2nd version in April 2019. The design of the 1st and 2nd stick have changed quite a bit. The handle became black instead of white and the dome on top has a different designed ‘G’ inside. This is an official certified product by Source Music. The light can be connected to a central controller at concerts and to the GFriend app via Bluetooth.
A case is sold separately for those who want to take extra care of their fan light.
14. Bigbang Lightstick
The Bangbong (also called crownstick) was the first ever Kpop lightstick and there are already 4 versions available. The first version was actually designed by G-Dragon. All versions are have a black handle with a yellow crown on top. The 4th version is actually pretty cool as is it both a lightstick and a powerbank. Apart from the Bangbong, they have also released keychain versions, limited edition lightsticks, a G-Dragon light stick, a light ring, knuckle lightrings, a white version, a D-Kun lightstick, a Strong Panda lightstick,
Fun Fact: In Japan, there are different versions of the Bigbang lightstick.
15. Pentagon Lightstick
The Unibong from Pentagon was released in November 2017 and is an official product by Cube Entertainment. The official lightstick has a navy handle with a globe on top. Inside the globe is their logo.
16. SNSD Lightstick (Girls’ Generation)
The Molar Bong from Girls’ Generation was released in 2018 (after 11 years!) by SM Entertainment. Their light is pretty cute as it is the top looks like a pink heart and it has their logo inside.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kpop Lightsticks
The first Kpop lightstick was launched by Big Bang and is named the Bangbong.
If you go to a concert of your favourite Kpop band, you can connect your lightstick to a central control system which will make your light change colours during the concert.
If you are going to a concert and really want to feel part of the fandom, then yes, get yourself a lightstick.