Making light sabers a in-camera fx

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So one of the pages I follow on YouTube is Shanks FX and he is known to teach how to do a lot of FX in camera.  His latest video shows you how to do Light sabers in Camera with the simple use of a old school flash handle as the light saber hilt and then tape to give the saber a reflective glow just like from A New Hope.  How easy would it be to have something solid and real in hand that already has some lighting properties, where you just simply in post change the colors and maybe add a little extra?