⚠️ Important Notes ⚠️
Our plasma globes are made from temperature-hardened, laboratory-strength blown glass. Because the glass is hand blown, it is normal for it to have some imperfections. Upon close inspection, you may find small bubbles in the glass or minor scuffs. These imperfections will be completely invisible under normal operating conditions (i.e. a darkened room).
I got this as a gift for my partner who is interested in plasma globes, but has never had one. It's much better quality than the mass manufactured ones I've encountered before. The colors are beautiful and there's lots of power to it. We love it as a bedside lamp alternative!
I corresponded a little with Jerry, the founder, prior to making my purchase. I found him to be very frank, honest, and generously helpful. I ordered a newer Jr. 'Pro' version, but also an older Jr. globe of different gas mix; so I think I'm in a good position to A/B compare.
Regarding quality of components, the new Jr. Pro is a solid upgrade in every respect. The base is heavier (must be more metal inside!). The black plastic cover seems thicker, and is glossier (in a good way). The quality of the bottom plate is way better, and seems to offer greater heat dispersion. Aesthetically, for me, the base looks reasonable on both - it does a good job of 'getting out of the way' and not drawing negative attention to itself; though the Jr.Pro base does look a step nicer than the Jr.. The knob seems to have been unchanged - they both have a nice, smooth resistance while being twisted. The new black coil-stem is a little wider it seems, while the glass cylindar is the same, leaving a little less empty space between the two, in the new Jr.Pro than in the Jr.. The outer globe seems a bit thicker on the Jr. Pro, when tapping on it.
If you put thought into interior design, this type of item will be difficult to fit seamlessly into an environment... most of the time it will sit turned off, generally looking out of place and not particularly attractive, I think.
That said, when you have the time and inclination to devote some attention to its light show - WOW! The plasma effects are really beautiful to behold. And having a variable power setting is a major plus - it can really change the 'mood' of what effects you can see.
If this is the sort of product your interested in, I have no hesitation to recommend an Aurora plasma globe, based on my experience. A great product & company!
This globe is really cool. My kids love it, I love it.
My plasma globe is a work of art. I had purchased less expensive globes previously and returned them because the experience was consistently disappointing.
This globe is larger than expected. The intensity knob is very high quality allowing you to dial it up or down in a very linear fashion.
It's a clean, simple and elegant design.
Nice work Aurora!
This plasma globe is fantastic. I could't be happier with the quality and overall beauty of this globe. Super quick shipping and well packaged for protection
thanks again...will work great for my new laboratory prop
Nothing special. I don’t see the value
This is a phenomenal plasma globe! I'm a plasma enthusiast. I bought this to replace my vintage illuma-storm witch got destroyed during home renovations. It is noticeably more powerful and has better texture. AND THE COLOR!!! If you like green, Genesis Junior Pro gives you something you can't get in store bought globes. Some of the effects achieved on low power are surprisingly beautiful, the green becomes dominant over the blue high current arcs.
Just buy one... I hesitated for years because "I already have globes" but I see now this is a whole new level in quality.