“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe

“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe

“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe
“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe

“Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe

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About our “Promethean Fire Series II” Plasma Globe

This is the second series of our popular “Promethean Fire” globe. This new series will be outfitted with a brass plaque identifying the globe as “Promethean Fire Series II”.

This unique globe requires a “Break-In Period” to achieve its optimum display characteristics. The globe is beautiful from day one but after about 1,000 to 2,000 hours of activity it will be even better. This description follows that maturing process. There is also a video comparison further down the page.

Early Stage Globe

The “Promethean Fire” Plasma Globe produces an unearthly blue aura which glows more intensely as the power is turned up. Greenish white, wispy, soft tendrils appear at the center electrode when the globe is turned on. As power is increased the center electrode and the globe’s interior wall begin to glow blue while the interior fills with a bluish fog. All of this presents a nice contrasting background as the ever enlarging green and white tendrils reach out and strike the glass. As the power level approaches 50% some of the tendrils erupt into bright white lightning bolts that are very energetic. 

The upper range of power is where the Promethean Fire globe starts to show why it is really special. By now the lightning strikes are filling the globe and placing a hand on the globe will produce tendrils with sustained looping characteristics which our other globes cannot duplicate. These long-lasting rope-like effects are what we were trying to achieve when the gas mixture was formulated.

Mature “Broken-In” Globe

New globes are usually a bit too active to get the best looping effects but as they mature the effects soften and slow a bit when the globe is untouched. This softening and fattening of the tendrils also results in the greenish color becoming more vibrant. With this maturing a hand will now produce more sustained beautiful long looping ropes when the globe is touched. This break-in period takes about 1,000 to 2,000 hours of operation to occur but the globes are gorgeous from day one so we strongly suggest that you enjoy every hour and not rush the process.

After 3,000 to 5,000 hours an unattended globe will have vivid greenish white tendrils waving slowly in a bluish fog inside of an electric blue colored globe with occasional spontaneous white lightning strikes to the glass. Touching the globe will make it come alive! Long looping tendrils will reach out to your hand and you can drag them down the globe and release them to explode on their own against the base and electrode tower.

We have found that after about 3,000 to 5,000 hours the globe effects stabilize. (In case you are wondering, we installed electronic timing meters in the base of our test globes and videoed them periodically). The main video on this site shows our test globe when it had logged just around 10,000 hours. There is another video that shows a comparison of three globes at various stages in the maturing process. Please keep in mind that no two globes are ever exactly alike and our testing can only give a close approximation of what can be expected of another globe.

Plasma Effect Age Comparison


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⚠️ Important Notes ⚠️

All of the pictures and videos of our plasma effects were taken in near darkness. The descriptions of the effects are based on observations of the globes in the same near darkness. Just as the Northern Lights cannot be seen during the day, our globe’s effects are best viewed in a darkened environment. Increasing levels of ambient light will wash out the effect colors until they almost disappear under full sunlight.

Please be aware that no two plasma globes are exactly alike, and there may be variations in color and effect from globe to globe. We test and compare over a dozen globes before selecting the globe to be used as the best overall example of the series. We make every effort to photograph and present our globes as accurately as possible, but Videos and Photos on this website should be used solely as a guide to what a product should look like, not as an exact representation. Rest assured your plasma globe will be unique and awesome!

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).

Customer Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
A.C. (Regina, CA)
Very unique

I got the 15”. Definitely feels like something out of a science center/museum or a mad scientist lab rather than a hobby store. Has that scientific “Tesla” feel to it rather than a “lava lamp” category. The price reflects the quality and craftsmanship, would consider a 20” if they ever made one. Also looks good in all lighting. At some point I will buy another one!! Thanks so much for making these!

Mike H. (Stafford, US)

Promethean Fire produces a beautifully chaotic, yet peaceful, explosion of tendrils and has quickly become my favorite to admire. This is my second 15” globe and can’t speak more highly on the quality of these. It’s only a matter of time before a third 15” globe finds a place in my home. Don’t miss the opportunity when they come back in stock…buy one!

Carol M.
Mesmerizing, Beautiful, and Slightly Angry

Number 22 “Promethean Fire” Plasma Globe....Is unbelievable. Its motion is mesmerizing, the color is beautiful, and its energy is slightly angry. The greens and turquoise thrash around like a Heavy Metal concert, yet there is something calming about it. I'm told the "Lightning" will mellow in time, much like the aging rocker. The quality is top notch, and seems to evolve with every production run. I have a few of these globes, and this one is by far my favorite. Worth every penny !!

Stephen C.
'Promethean Fire’ Best Aurora Plasma Globe yet!

While I have enjoyed & love all the Aurora Plasma globes that I have purchased in the past: Tyrian Purple, Rising Phoenix, Genesis & Emerald Fury, I can without a doubt say that Promethean Fire is their best globe yet! I thought it might take a little more breaking in but right out of the box it has those thicker slower looping greenish tendrils reminiscent of some of those vintage 80’s Bill Parker plasma globes only bigger, nicer & brand new! All of Aurora’s Plasma globes offer something different, but Promethean Fire is a definite “home run” and I thank the folks at Aurora Plasma Design for bringing it to market & highly recommend it!

Kevin O.

Love the color and size. Being able to adjust power is also cool. Look forward to enjoying it for years.

Promethean Fire Plasma Globe.

I first saw a similar globe at the Royal Science Museum in London over 20 Years ago and wanted one ever since. Awesome to find Aurora Plasma Design. Fantastic purchase experience, excellent build quality and the museum size globe is absolutely stunning! I couldn't be happier !!

Promethean Fire Globe!!! AWESOME!!!!

This is my 2nd Plasma Globe from Aurora Plasma Design!!!These Globes are soo awesome and impressive!!Thank You for making these wonderful pieces!!!Cant wait to see what new globes your company will create in the future!!! I will most definitely buy Again!!!!

Joseph M.
Promethean Fire

I have to say "WOW" what a nice mix!!!....I usually collect higher end globes(Parker,Falk,Jardine and Strattman ETC.) I have watched Aurora since the very beginning and i must say thanks Jerry you and all involved with the production of this series it is beautiful right now i know it will only get better... thanks so much. Sincerely Joe M