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Kikkerland Solar-Powered Double Rainbow Maker
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- Double rainbow maker that casts rainbows around the room
- Solar panel powers the unit to revolve and refract light in all directions
- Genuine Swarovski crystals create maximum rainbow effect
- Great for brightening a room; designed for Kikkerland by David Dear
- Comes with suction cup or wire hanger; measures 2-1/4 by 1-3/4 by 7 inches
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Top Customer Reviews
I saw one reviewer who said the single crystal unit worked fine, but the double unit was underpowered and would barely rotate in bright sunlight. I don't find that to be the case at all, mine rotates even when the sun is partial obscured by clouds. As I write, it is late on a winter afternoon in New England with the sun low in the sky at 60 degrees off perpendicular, and my double unit is still running. I experimented and found it would even run when the solar cells were illuminated from the back!
Minor negatives --- Compared to the one big bright solar spectrum a 4" prism will throw on the wall, the spectrums from this thing are pretty small and dim, though the compensation is that there are many of them and they sweep around the room. When the sun is at the right angle, you have to expect that some of these 'rainbows' are going to pass over your eye, so you get a little flash now and then. It's more complicated than a prism or radiometer, so it's probably not going to live as long.
For those interested technically its solar panel is 4 cm x 2.5 cm = 10^-3 m^2 and looks to be five (1/2 V) cells in series.Read more ›
This is probably because the motor doesn't have enough electricity (from the solar panel) to move it foward, but has enough to make some of the gears move. Since it does make a noise that could bother you, if you're not a heavy sleeper, and you like to sleep after the sun has hit your windows, I wouldn't recommend this for a bedroom.
The rainbows are nice and reach across the room. They really are fun to watch and move in ways you don't quite expect. I'm thinking of finding crystals with two holes in them and stringing them on this rainbow maker. The more crystals, the more rainbows right? Adding crystals would just mean unbending the wire that holds on the current crystal, and adding the new crystal in between so the one it comes with is on the bottom (as it has only one hole).
The rainbow maker also works through our sheer curtains and casts fuzzy rainbows along the wall as well as tiny little rainbows on our curtain. Even when it isn't spinning, as long as it's receiving direct sunlight, it's casting rainbows around the room. It really helps you become more conscious of the passage of time and the movement of the clouds in front of the sun.
In addition to the suction cup, it also has a hook for hanging on a piece of string. I bought one for my mother and she's thinking of hanging it outside in a screened in room for the cats to play with.
The cats were amused by the rainbows, though if you leave it in the window all the time, it becomes less interesting after a while.Read more ›
As for the degrading of the solar cells, yes, obviously these are not the highest quality and as with all photovoltaic cells, they do degrade with time -- the less expensive ones faster than the more expensive ones. But for the money, I don't expect they would last a live time. In fact, I would assume that the plastic gears would wear out in about as much a time frame. My worry is that they may not be easy to find a three or four years from now. What if the company goes out of business? I know may family and I will be very disappointed if we loose this little bit of beauty in our place. Therefore we are getting a few extra to put them in storage just in case.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My mom bought me one of these long ago, and it still works. She wanted me to find one for her sister and here it is. The price was right, my aunt got it today, and she loves it.Published 1 day ago by CP7212
My favorite. First one I saw was at a friends and I ordered this one. I love the morning sun thru it and its color bounces around the room.Published 4 days ago by Jan Brinkley
A fun little window novelty that casts hundreds of bright rainbows around the room when in contact with the sun. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Archetype
Casts beautiful dancing rainbows all over the room! Love this little gadget...it adds so much to the early morning and afternoon. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Melinda Ledbetter
I rated this 5 stars because I know how wonderful it can be. We had one before when we had less trees & more sun. Read morePublished 16 days ago by VMoon
This rainbow maker stopped rotating within one week of receiving it. It is sitting in a window sill with great lighting, and was never dropped or mishandled. Total waste of money. Read morePublished 22 days ago by JustKelly
I bought one of these years ago and unfortunately after it has fallen off of the window so many times because the suction cup gives out, it doesn't work anymore and I had to have... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Nifty N Almost Fifty