I experimented with Curad bandages, to see if their pull-apart wrappers would make light, and found to my disappointment that they exhibited none of the ability to do this. Maybe Curad doesn’t use latex to seal their wrappers. Or maybe it’s just not a fluorescent type of latex.
I emailed the makers of Breathe Right yesterday about this phenomenom, and got a reply this morning (that’s amazing in and of itself!). Here’s their response:
“Dear Mr. Boswell,
Thank you for your recent purchase of Breathe Right
You know those Breathe Right strips? They come in a little paper sleeve. If you turn out all the lights, and pull that sleeve apart, as the sleeve separates, there is a flash of light at the moment the two sides are pulled apart! I thought I was imagining this last night, so I pressed the sleeve back together and tried it again. Light!! This morning, I made my wife get under the covers with me (yes, it took some convincing) and had her watch while I pulled the sleeve apart again. Light!!