I bought a Promethean Fire that was in the 'scratch and blemish' section and it's been about 3 weeks since I got it, it is an absolute work of art. The scratch isn't even noticeable unless you *really* look for it even in bright lighting, which is great! Scratch aside, this globe is amazing, worth every penny.
It's almost as if you combined a lightning bolt and the Aurora Borealis and trapped it inside a globe. The energetic strikes of bright white lightning mixed with the gentle, "flowing" tendrils of pale green is really beautiful and hypnotic. Family members and friends see it and immediately want to stare at it for as long as they can!
One thing that's especially striking is the unique patterns that occur when a hand or finger is near the glass, as you can see in the photo. Very fast moving fractal patterns. Also notice the intense green, that can sometimes occur around your fingertip and it looks like the streamer is releasing neon-green energy. The whole globe slightly glows with a very unique sky blue color that doesn't really pick up well on camera.
There's even sound. Other than the small fan whirring softly. When the globe is at full power, the strikes against the glass make a crackling or 'sizzling' sound which is quite interesting, though sometimes a bit distracting so I turn it down a bit. I like the sounds though, it was a nice surprise! Due to the proximity of my other globes, i had to do some fiddling with the power adjustments on 'em, because all of them at full power makes some rather unpleasant 'teapot whistle'-type sounds. I figured it out though! Probably not an issue if you don't have 4 globes in a row like I do.
I look forward to seeing the globe slowly break-in and become graceful, and it looks amazing next to all my other lights and Aurora Globes! I definitely want to get another big one, been eyeing the Emerald Fury but I'm waiting for them to get back in stock. When will that be? Hopefully soon!