Comparing Glo Germ and GlitterBug for Infection Control Training Campaigns

posted Oct 2, 2012, 7:58 AM by Todd Fox   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 3:28 PM ]
Which is better for your healthcare, school, food service or other organization?  Whether it is for hand hygiene training, environmental cleaning verification or general infection control trainings- you can rely on OUTFOX for accurate information.
OUTFOX Prevention strives to give you the best options for your fluorescent training needs (fluorescent gel, fluorescent powder, clue spray, fluorescent markers and UV black lights).  Hence, we have worked hard to maintain relationships with the two main manufacturers, Glo Germ and Glitterbug (Brevis)
Below you will find their comparisons.  All of our infection control products (distributed) are priced even with the manufacturer's prices (they sell some direct for the same price as OUTFOX) so coming to us just gives you a better variety of products to choose from! 


Mix and match the training products from the two manufacturers to find your perfect combination.  For, there are positive and negatives for just using one line of products for your infection control campaigns.  Some have better black lights, some fluorescent gels work better and some have great infection control posters! 


To help you choose, the following lists will highlight the two suppliers and give you links to see the products more in depth (with reviews about some of them included) on our site.  If you have questions on which products will work best for your organization, you can [contact us here].


Glo Germ

(Check out their individual pages here: [Glo Germ])

·         Recognized brand for 30 plus years

·         Orange fluorescent oil option for different types of surfaces

·         Environmental Cleaning Verification Gel (adjusted formula for easy application and verification) OUTFOX Recommended!

·         Glo Gel comes standard with flip top nozzle for easy application

·         Effective fluorescent powder applicator with brush (keeps powder contained but applies evenly on surfaces) OUTFOX Recommended!

·         Known national and international brand

·         Strong distribution network focus for client convenience

·         Switching to LED black light flashlights for longer lasting bulb life

·         LED allows for verification in lighter rooms than UV black light bars OUTFOX Recommended!

·         Convenient Hand Hygiene Kits give you  the basics of what you need

·         Convenient Cases to keep the hand washing kit together 

·         Some games offered (Germ cards as well as germ tattoos) 



(Check out their individual pages here: [Glitterbug])

·         Fluorescent Lotion- cheaper price than 8 oz Glo Germ

·         Bottles come standard with pump top OUTFOX Recommended!
      Fluorescent Powder- cheaper price

·         Less recognized brand but been around for many years

·         Infection Control Poster creativity and design is very active OUTFOX Recommended!

o   New posters pictures

o   New poster messages

o   Germ pictures

·         New product reminders include magnets, balloons, ties, t shirts, etc.

·         Standard Precaution signage OUTFOX Recommended!

·         Higher quality bar black lights

·         Disclosure center innovation and design OUTFOX Recommended!

·         Cameras and other high tech equipment for group lessons

·         Cloth Carrying cases very convenient

·         Hand Hygiene Kits are comprehensive with extra items

o   Infection Control Stickers

o   Hand Hygiene Medal

o   Small Hand Washing Poster

o   Small Infection Control Manual

o   Classroom Activity Sheets for Hand Washing


Overall, we recommend choosing Glo Germ for their fluorescent gels, oils and powder applicators (brush) and recommend using Glitterbug for their disclosure centers, black light flashlights (LED) and the infection control posters they produce. 

If you have questions or would like to give your opinion then please contact us anytime!

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