“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe

“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe

Introducing the New
“Continuum Series”

Completely Redesigned
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe
“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe

“Tyrian Purple” Continuum Series Plasma Globe

Regular price $649.99 USD + $40 Shipping

About Our “Tyrian Purple” Plasma Globe

In the fifteen years that we have been selling large professional globes, our “Tyrian Purple” Plasma Globe has been the first choice of many buyers, and for good reason. The color purple has a universal and timeless appeal to our senses. First used by the Phoenicians in 1500 BC, the purple dye was made from predatory sea snails. The dyed fabrics were expensive status symbols and laws were passed to restrict their use to the rich and powerful. Woven cloth dyed Tyrian Purple was valued above all others and used by the nobility in ancient Rome, Egypt, Byzantium and even Mexico in the new world.

Purple, unlike violet, is not one of the colors of the visible spectrum. It is not one of the colors of the rainbow or have its own wavelength of light. It is a combination of violet and red and these varying proportions are what create the extraordinary effects in our “Tyrian Purple” globes. We start with an 8" high hand-made hardwood base that is beautifully finished in a dark rosewood satin finish. The base houses the electronic circuitry and power control for the globe. The base’s circuitry in turn is powered by the included Switching Power Supply which converts regular household power to a safe 24 volts DC. Our 15" diameter globes are hand blown from incredibly hard borosilicate glass. Using specialized equipment the globes are filled with combinations of the noble gases in a vacuum to create various colors and effects. The glass globe is then mounted on the base creating an impressive plasma generating device 22" in overall height.  The new Continuum Series bases are made with "Ebonized" Ash veneer and have new controls.  There is a new lighted On/Off rocker switch in combination with a high-end potentiometer that is capped with a machined solid aluminum knob.  The look and feel says "Quality".

With the globe on its lowest power setting, several purplish-white tendrils form and slowly undulate. The tendrils start as small red pools of energy traveling the across center electrode surface. Leaving the pool, the tendrils go from a whitish purple to a darker purple before transitioning back to wispy red tips. Turning the power up causes the tendrils to multiply, lengthen and start probing at the globe inner wall. At medium power you can attract a tendril to your fingertip, and it will light up in an orange splash of energy. At full power the globe fills with purple tendrils, most of which move along the inner surface in a spidery walk. Touching the globe causes a vivid white streamer to reach out from the center electrode and connect with your hand. At the same time your hand is transformed into an additional electrode and several new tendrils radiate out from it along the glass surface. As energy is transferred to your fingers the rest of the tendrils in the globe start to collapse and your hand display becomes the focus of the globes effects.

Our “Tyrian Purple” Plasma Globe is one of our most popular effects, and is the perfect choice for first time globe buyers. Its beautiful colors and mesmerizing movement make this globe an art piece that you will want to show off!


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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).

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    “Continuum Series” ↓

    The Ultimate Plasma Globe

    Our “Museum Series” Plasma Globe lineup has gotten a major upgrade!

    The All-New “Continuum Series”

    The Aurora Plasma Design flagship product for over 10 years, our 15-inch “Museum Series” globe has received a series of upgrades to make it better than ever! With our new “Continuum Series,” the plasma globe body has been completely redesigned with a number of improvements.

    Stylish, Black Wood Base

    We’ve always wanted to make a globe with a black base, but all our attempts have inevitably resulted in the wood grain disappearing, making the base appear to be made from plastic. We finally figured it out though! Our new bases are black “ebonized” ash, which retains the wood grain while giving that sought-after black color that so many people have asked us for.

    Premium Controls

    Our Continuum Series globes have replaced the previous plastic knobs with luxurious machined aluminum knobs, the kind you might see on high end audio equipment. Paired with these knobs is a new high quality carbon potentiometer, which provides a buttery smooth feel and precise control over the plasma display.

    We’ve also added a separate on/off switch with a built-in, dimmed LED indicator. The separate power switch makes ignition of the plasma gasses much more reliable, especially with our more power-hungry globes like “Emerald Fury” and “Promethean Fire.”

    12" Continuum Series Globe

    For the first time ever, we are offering a 12-inch version of our Professional Plasma Globes! Initially available in “Genesis” style, with “Promethean Fire” coming soon, and more styles coming in the future!

    The Same Dazzling Effects

    “Continuum Series” globes have the same effects that are proven and loved by our many customers. We are initally offering the 15-inch Continuum Series in “Genesis” and “Emerald Fury” styles, with “Promethean Fire” coming soon.

    One Final Touch

    We have always considered the controls to be on the back side of the globe, but many customers like having the controls on the front, and having the power input in the same place was an inconvenience. To solve this, we have now moved the power receptacle to the underside of the globe, allowing you to position the globe however your want without the cord getting in your way!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 81 reviews
    Maryann H. (Corbin, US)
    You will NOT be disappointed

    We thought maybe 15 inches wouldn't be big enough but we were wrong! This globe is stunning! We can't wait to order more in the future. Fast shipping, quality products, beautiful colors and reader friendly instructions! Amazing company. Thank you so much!!!

    J.M. (City of Saint Peters, US)
    Tyrian Purple !

    Very very beautiful! I absolutely love what i've been calling my "Starlight Fireplace" and look forward to other globes you may offer in the future! Thanks again!

    Sander Š. (Tallinn, EE)
    Everything worked great.

    I was a bit worried if it would arrive safely to Estonia, but it was really well packed and everything worked right out of the box.

    Jesse N. (New York, US)
    Childhood dream come true

    When they say museum quality they aren't kidding. This thing is absolutely gorgeous. Plasma globes started becoming popular when I was a kid in the 80s. Since then I have always dreamed of owning one. Now I have one and my kids are growing up with my childhood dream. Worth every penny.

    Don G. (Chicago, US)
    My new plasma globe

    I love my new plasma globe. It's great. I am pleased with my purchase. And my friends think it's neat. If any one wants to know where I bought it, I'll send them your way.

    J.G. (Bloomsburg, US)
    Exceeds Expectations

    Note: website said this was out of stock, so I sent a message asking when it would be in stock again. Owner messaged me back a few hours later saying they had some in stock and just needed to update the site. I bought mine that same day. So if it says out of stock, send them a message. I was happy at how responsive the owner was!

    Review: WOW. I read all of the awesome reviews here on the site and expected this to be very nice. But it was WAY bigger and cooler than I imagined! I’ve always been a science nerd and fascinated by Tesla and finally decided to get a nice plasma globe. My daughters love it too! As my attached pic shows, even with room lights on it still looks great. In the dark though, it’s mind blowing…Just like the website video shows. This is one of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time. Totally worth every penny. After seeing how awesome this one is, I plan to buy the Promethean Fire globe also. Heck, maybe I’ll get all of them!

    Steve C. (Gray, US)
    Super Cool!

    WAY better than my last plasma globe from Radio Shack in the 80’s! Really glad I bought this. As someone else posted on here, shipping was very organized and secure. I will be buying the multi color northern lights one once they are in stock.

    Richard C. (Parksville, CA)

    Super 😎 Love it.