As a high school physics teacher, I have purchased several plasma globes over the years and this one is BY FAR the best! The quality is exceptional, from the function of the globe and the look of the display down to the superior wood finish of the base. Also, the price is AMAZING compared to other 15 inch or larger globes I looked at online. I will be purchasing another globe (or two!) next year for my colleagues!
I wanted a plasma globe colorful enough and bright enough to impress anyone who sees it. I believe I made the exact right choice! Amazingly beautiful and dazzling.
No matter which Globe I choose to turn on, it's always an enjoyable sight.
With the Tyrian Purple, I ventured outside my norms of color preferences (which is "all things green").
I must say the Tyrian Purple is a strikingly gorgeous example of the plasma globe concept. The many purple tendrils reaching out the edge of the glass, all changing color at the very tips to a soft red glow. A very gentle and smooth visual experience: not frenetic or overactive at all.
I have only great things to say about my purchase. Each and every one, in fact.
Thanks, as always, to Jerry & Steve at Aurora - and the rest of the team!
I was concerned that a “Junior” globe might be too small, but it’s actually the perfect size to display in my den on an end table. The quality of materials and construction is much better than cheaper globes I looked at on Amazon. I’m very happy with this purchase.
Very pleased with the purchase of this globe. I personally love having this globe on a low setting, the color and action is perfect as a night light. The fact that I can adjust the power is a huge benefit and I find that I use this more than I thought I would. To me, it seems very well made for the price. I was glad the power plug had the converter right at the plugin, I hate having the converter halfway down the cord. Obviously, the enjoyment of this globe is best in a darker room, and I switch it out with others I own. It is very desirable to me to be able to get different types of globes and have them all look the same in style. The packaging was great and shipping was fast. I currently have 3 and hope to get the last 2 when they become available. The color is so pronounced as you change the power settings. The power range on this version is perfect goes from a slow peaceful action all the way to a wild crazy dance. Currently, this particular globe has given me the greatest range in action and looks, the variation is enjoyable, and really glad to have this one.
Very pleased with the purchase of this globe. For me, it was the standard color and action that I had seen as a child and always wanted one. I was never able to purchase one because something about everyone I looked at seemed off to me and undesirable. The fact that I can adjust the power is a huge benefit and I find that I use this more than I thought I would. To me, it seems very well made for the price. I was glad the power plug had the converter right at the plugin, I hate having the converter halfway down the cord. Obviously, the enjoyment of this globe is best in a darker room, and I currently use mine as a night light and switch it out with others I own. It is very desirable to me to be able to get different types of globes and have them all look the same in style. The packaging was great and shipping was fast. I currently have 3 and hope to get the last 2 when they become available. I do wish I could go lower on the power but I don't think this is from manufacturing but rather a result of the specific gases used in this globe.
These glass wands add further discovery options when exploring the dynamics of a plasma globe. It puts the light in your hand, not just inside the globe with lots of interactions with both the globe and your hands. As long glass objects go, they are also very sturdy wands so you can play with them gently without needing to be absolutely paranoid. I bought all thre styles with no regret. I love them.
My first order arrived SHATTERED due to poor handling by UPS.
I immediately notified the folks at Aurora who flew into action within 60 minutes had shipped out a replacement no questions asked.
When my replacement finally arrived, I was NOT disappointed.
The wand is absolutely stunning to look at and gives me a thrill showing it to others who visit. I thoroughly enjoy conversing with the folks at Aurora via DM and cannot wait to own one of their master pieces for my new man cave.
With top notch customer service, reasonable pricing, and the highest quality goods you will not go wrong making a purchase through Aurora. Thank you, Aurora for everything.
The Genesis Series IV Plasma Globe is everything you folks said it was I love it and so do all my friends!
I purchased one of these after speaking to the owner himself over the phone. I called in to ask some questions and was thoroughly impressed with the level of passion and care that goes on behind the scenes.
As for the plasma ball itself, the glass is crystal clear and the base seems very sturdy. Comes with a wall plug and wire and has a knob to adjust power, very standard. Now, let's talk about the fun stuff. When I turned it on for the first time I was immediately blown away. I've had smaller plasma balls before, but nothing quite like this. On the lowest setting, you get these consistent thin 'lines' (not sure what the technical term is) of plasma that are evenly spaced out and dance around quite a bit. On the medium setting the lines of plasma get a little thicker and move erratically around the ball, not dancing too wildly, yet. The higher you go, the more lines you see and the more they dance around. The highest setting is something to behold though; the entire ball lights up with wild lines of plasma going all over the place, very erratically. It's absolutely stunning to see.
I got the Genesis Junior, so the plasma colour is predominantly green/teal with the ends touching the glass turning into pink/purple. The colours are very vibrant, especially on the highest setting.
I hope my description did the ball justice. The pictures posted are pretty much exactly what you get. You need an entirely pitch black room to get the most out of it though. Not worth keeping it on in day light/bright light settings.
After speaking to the owner, I bought the ball that same day. It arrived within a week. Best 'fun' purchase I've made this year.
Much of my career was spent working with plasma for semiconductor manufacturing. I always wanted a plasma ball, but I wanted a good one. This plasma ball is it! Thank you!
I have always wanted a plasma ball and wanted to get a quality one, well II found it.
Great customer service. If your thinking you want one just go for it you will love it.
I may have to step up and get one of the large ones soon.
I just wanted to leave a review of my new plasma junior. It's the first one I've had and I absolutely love it! The colors are even better than I was hoping for. A very satisfied customer!!!! These photos really don't do the globe justice, the colors are much more vivid in person. Thanks again for a great product.
got this globe as my first APD globe and it is a beauty!! the colors are bright and the effect is really pretty. the red tips are ever so slightly purple/magenta which is a really nice contrast to the vivid green. and the blue-white streamers hitting your fingertips are fantastic!
one suggestion i could make is maybe adding some rubber feet or the like on the base, they tend to slide quite easily on a smooth shelf. not a complaint or anything, just a suggestion. Otherwise an amazing desktop globe, and I hope to get a big Genesis soon!
(Assuming i don't run out of shelf space....)
Got this little globe to complete my set of 4 (for now) and it is beautiful! the colors are lovely and the effect is beautiful.
i must admit it is kinda overpowered by the giant promethean fire right next to it, but it looks amazing still. a fantastic little globe and a fine piece to my light collection!
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!
This was in my daughter's stocking and it comes out every time she talks to her friends online.
After owning two, different, 8" globes (which bit the dust, one was my fault and another a cats') this surpasses all expectations. I just can't put it into words. No one is knocking this beast over. Best money spent in years. Glad I treated myself after watching this company for as long as I have. Someone will inherit this and be speechless too. Promethian Fire next year, perhaps. Great gas, great glass and very high class!
I ordered one of each type and they do not disappoint! The 'Orb' is by far the brightest followed by the 'Lava Flow' and finally the 'Supercell,' but the Supercell is the most colorful being both brilliant white and orange at times. The pearl wands are also half filled with pearls so you can see both the hollow tube and their effect on the plasma.
The only niggling qualm I have is of course the glass on glass nature that I quenched by putting some plastic wrap on the ends and center.
These magic plasma wands are an excellent way to bring out the full potential of your plasma ball. They are amazing and a lot of fun.
And they are very reasonably price something you won’t find anywhere else.
The Genesis Junior globe is a beautiful plasma lamp. Performs just as described/presented. The order arrived quickly and it was packaged well.