Tyrian Purple "Special Edition”
Since we began making plasma globes in 2008, our mission has been to produce large, museum-quality globes at an affordable price. Over the years, though, we have had a significant number of requests for even more affordable globes that would be suitable for casual or younger plasma enthusiasts.
Eventually, we decided to test the waters by making a very limited run of 8-inch globes so we could see if there would be a market for them. We wanted to offer a product that was close to the price range of the mass market globes, but built to the same standards of quality as our large professional models. The result of these initial efforts was our “Emerald Fury Junior” globe, which we released in May of 2020. Customer response was overwhelming, and the success of this globe prompted us to create the new “Mark 2 Junior Series” with an expanded line-up of effects. To get to an even lower price point we have created a limited number of Tyrian Purple “Special Edition” globes.
Our large “Tyrian Purple” globes are by far the favorite of our first time customers, and being the simplest gas mixture to produce, have the added benefit of being our most affordable globe. We predict that the same will be true of these beautiful “Tyrian Purple–Special Edition” globes! Unlike our 8” diameter Junior Series globes this model has a simpler base and substitutes a Sound Reactive mode instead of adjustable power. Each globe has a beautiful metal Aurora Plasma Design plaque affixed to the front of the base as a mark of quality.
Turning on the “Tyrian Purple” globe treats the viewer to very vivid purple tendrils, ending in reddish-orange tips. Hovering your hand over the glass will cause a buildup of red surface plasma across the glass near your hand. Touching the glass will draw the plasma energy to your hand, and many of the tendrils will collapse into a large white lightning strike which will follow your hand as you move it around. Using only your fingertips also causes changes that result in each finger being lit up and multiple plasma bridges forming between fingers.
Switching the globe to Sound Activated Mode will enable the globe to react to your favorite songs. The sound needs to be fairly loud at about 80db so it is best if the globe is placed very near or on top of your speaker for best results.
Experiment with your Plasma Globe!
“Magic Plasma Wands”: Although our plasma wands will light up with these smaller globes, they will not light up to the same degree as our larger globes due to the smaller power supply.
Globe lifetime: Although we recommend only running your globe while you are around to enjoy it, we have been running several samples of our Junior globes 24/7 for a few months now to prove their longevity, and will continue to run them. Your “Special Edition” globe comes with a limited 90 day warranty period for any globe that fails under normal household usage.
Photography: All of the pictures and videos on our website 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.
Globe Variation: Also, 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 our globes before selecting the one to be used in our presentations as the best overall examples of their 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!
Handling: Our “Limited Edition” globes are made from very strong borosilicate glass, but even so, glass is glass, and thus the globes are not unbreakable. Please keep in mind that even though our “Limited Edition” globes may find their way into the hands of younger Plasma Art enthusiasts, they are not toys! Children do not have the same coordination and motor skills as adults, and can possibly damage the globes with their unbridled enthusiasm. The results of breakage pose no greater danger than that from a dropped glass of milk, but adult supervision is strongly advised to prevent any accidents from happening.