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8" Nebula Plasma Ball

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  • Creates an amazing light show - from any angle!
  • A little bit of science, a little bit of art, and a whole lot of cool!
  • The ultimate interactive light show
  • A dramatic display of light inside a hand-blown glass sphere!
  • Perfect gift for the science fiction fan in your life.
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Product Description

A little bit of science, a little bit of art, and a whole lot of cool! This Nebula Plasma Ball is simply the ultimate interactive light show. Blending specially formulated inert gases, it creates a dramatic display of light inside a hand-blown glass sphere! Fascinating to watch, this light is even more fun to play with! Just place your fingers on the glass surface and watch as colored bolts of glowing light follow your every move. You can actually "feel" the energy as the light gently tickles your fingertips! Featuring a super-large 8" glass sphere, the Nebula Plasma Ball can be viewed from any angle, and comes complete with its own AC power adapter and unique designer base that compliments any room. AC powered adapter included. This is really NOT a toy. There is a protective coating on the glass. If you do drop it, and the glass breaks, the Plasma Ball is designed to stay in generally the same ball shape, without flying glass. Simply the BEST Plasma Ball on the market today! Nikola Tesla originally invented the plasma lamp more than a century ago after experimenting with high-frequency currents in an evacuated gas tube. An important contributor to the start of commercial electricity, Tesla produced the work that formed the basis of modern AC electrical power systems, and helped bring about the second industrial revolution. The modern version of the plasma lamp was designed by Bill Parker in 1970, and uses a mixture of xenon, krypton, neon and other gases to create the vivid colors and complex patterns you see in the plasma ball.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 16.5 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000VS827Y
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,693 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

It works just like it is supposed to.
T. Coles
The item is perfect to me and my family i'm very Satisfied with the product, i'm recommend this product to use.
Israel Estrada
After working for about 30 minutes, it stopped.
Paul Kim

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

205 of 212 people found the following review helpful By Matt on March 28, 2009
I'm no expert on plasma balls - I've seen some at department stores that I thought were rather small and which had somewhat unimpressive light displays. I've found products online that are big and which appear to have dazzlingly bright displays (these are usually a couple hundred bucks). This one boasted an 8-inch globe, with good display, for a reasonable price. It came very well packed, and when I put it on the table I didn't get that "this looks kinda small" feeling. The 8-inch size (a tad smaller than a soccer ball) is a plus for this product when you consider its price. So I'm plugging in the adaptor and thinking the trade-off for the price will be that the display will be weak. We were in our dining room in the daytime with quite a bit of light coming in the window nearby. I hit the switch on the base and it lit up with lots of dancing red tendrils - not stunningly bright but clearly visible. Very much, if not exactly like, the picture on this site. My first impression was that I had absolutely gotten my money's worth. I looked at my two boys and they were smiling ear to ear as they touched the glass and caused the tendrils to converge on their fingertips and become brighter.

Later, the room was lit up with the usual indoor lights, though there was no daylight coming through the window. In these conditions, the tendrils were a little brighter, with a little more reddish-purple color, and more clearly defined. I switched off the overhead light and its display really stood out. There was ambient light from the adjacent living room, but the ball really looked bright and the tendrils were lit up really well. Very cool looking and 500 percent better than anything I had seen at the department stores (of course those are under those very bright flourescent store lights).
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123 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Senior on October 9, 2010
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There are many different brands of plasma balls to be found on Amazon. I did the smart thing and purchased one of the best kinds that I could. This by far is one of the most impressive light shows I have ever seen. I am more interested in seeing plasma bolts jump and attack my fingers, then to see a stupid walking, talking, beeping, blinking, bleeping robot!

Some of you might be thinking about purchasing a smaller one to save money, take my advice, don't. Trust me on this, once you get this 8" ball, you will be glad you did. And keep in mind you are still saving money, cause years ago these things cost between $100 to $200 dollars. You don't believe me how beautiful and cool this thing is? Just watch the video! :-)

UPDATE NOV, 19 2010

I just wanted to let you all know that my plasma ball has officially already died! I only put a total of 3-hours on it at the most. I now give this product a 1 out of 5.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By So many books, so little time on January 8, 2009
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The item does exactly as it says and is very fascinating for kids. A fun learning tool. It is a bit delicate and feels like it weighs mere ounces. As long as it is kept on a table or shelf it is fine. Kids should not walk around with it to avoid an accident. It's not the type of toy they can take on the bus to show off at school unless packaged very, very well. One other point is when you try to surround the ball with as much of your hands and arms all at once, you will feel a slight shock. Kids should only use their finger tips. The looks of amazement over the tiny bolts of lightning following their fingers around are spectacular. Very cool toy, just very delicate.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Uzi on April 12, 2010
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I rated this as one star for the reason it died just after the 30 day
warranty ran out. Amazing timing.

Otherwise the unit performed fine. It looked fine while it worked and
delivery from the supplier here at Amazon was great.

If your buying this be aware the warranty out of the box is 30 days for a reason.
When I opened the box and saw the warranty period I knew I had a potential
piece of junk on my hands.

I left mine on pretty much non-stop during the period I had it on display.
There were periods of non use but it was on more often than not.

The power supply is a external wall wart that supplies 12-16v AC to the plasma
ball and it runs wall wart runs HOT, very hot.
If your buying this be aware that the wall wart power supply runs so hot it could be considered a serious fire risk. The heat indicates a serious design error. It is made in China...

After the unit died I replaced the wall wart with a larger more robust 12V AC supply in the hopes that was the cause of death. It was not. The problem
is somewhere in the inside of the unit. As I write this I do not know if it
was a loss of rare element gas inside the ball envelope or a problem with
the high voltage supply inside. I suspect the latter.

P.S. I checked the output of the above mentioned Wall Wart and my larger
much more robust supply with a Fluke multimeter. Both units were supplying
the specified voltage the plasma ball requires.

Also, the plasma ball itself (the plastic base) does not run very hot, merely
warm, as expected. (when it worked).

As others have stated this unit would be very tip over prone.
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