Over the years, K-pop lightsticks have not only become a form of self-expression for the groups, but also a representation of the communities they foster. Oceans of dedicated fans wave them around at concerts and other events, showing firsthand just how much they love a particular group. While some lightsticks are undoubtedly better than others, each design captures a group's unique aesthetics and vibes, and also acts as a love letter to the fans who will buy them.
Check out our list below of some of the best lightsticks Kpop has to offer, and make sure to vote up your favorites.
- Photo: Pledis Entertainment
The Carat Bong became Seventeen's official lightstick in 2016, after a campaign on their website where fans could vote for their favorite design out of six candidates. It features the group's official colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Features: This lightstick comes with Bluetooth connectivity.519242Is this a cool design?
- Photo: JYP Entertainment
This lightstick is designed to look like a compass, which is a clever tie back to the group's name. In addition, it is also engraved with the phrase "You make Stray Kids STAY," which refers to the fanbase.
Features: This lightstick has three modes: normal mode, central control mode, and Bluetooth control mode.479233Is this a cool design?
- Photo: Dreamcatcher Company
Dreamcatcher's lightstick pulls from the group's spiritual aesthetic, and very much resembles the group's namesake. In addition, the group members' names are written around the outside of the design.
Features: The clear plastic part of the lightstick illumiantes a typical white color, but the base of the handle also illuminates yellow.281119Is this a cool design?
- Photo: WM Entertainment
OH MY GIRL's lightstick takes the shape of a deer with antlers surrounded by a halo. Top it off with the logo in the center, and this lightstick is one for the ages.
Features: When turned on, the light comes from inside the deer's antlers.292145Is this a cool design?