Recommended for ages 8 to adult
You’ll find full-size technology in this mini Plasma Orb Light as it creates a dramatic display of light inside a hand blown glass sphere. For the first time ever, this plasma technology is available in this new compact size that’s perfect for your desk or tabletop! It’s mesmerizing to watch, and even more fun to play with! Just place your fingers on the glass surface and watch as colored bolts of glowing light follow your every move. You can actually “feel” the energy as the light gently tickles your fingertips!
A small Tesla coil generates a large electrical potential difference, which tries to even itself out by discharging in the same way that a cloud discharges lightning. Touch the glass ball to generate and control concentrated plasma streams with just your fingers. It gives off beautiful, eerie purple red tendrils of light. What's happening? Inside the glass is a noble gas while at the center is an electrode. Switch it on and the electrode ionizes the gas causing plasma filaments to reach out to the outer glass insulator. When you touch it, your hand is acting as a conductor, drawing the electrical currents of the plasma filaments toward it. Touch the glass and—ZAP!—one bright beam of light immediately connects to your finger! (Don't worry. It doesn't hurt one bit!) It's real electric-field science at your fingertips!