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Custom Plasma Globe
14" Plasma Globe on custom black acrlylic base


Custom Plasma Globes

 

 

Processed to the highest standards in the industry, these globes are made to provide years of mesmerizing performance.

• Available from 12” to 30” in diameter
• Refill and repair service available

 


Magenta and Blue

Available Colors: blue, green, magenta, and white

To order any of these custom plasma globes please call.

These globes are often used in custom displays and do not come with a base. We can make a base for these globes such as the one shown above. Call to inquire. Price for 12" black acrylic base $625

12" Dia $990

14" Dia $1725

18" Dia $3850

22" Dia $5800

24" Dia $7800

30" Dia $17,950

Requires Power Supply (extra)

Power supplies for globe sizes 12"-30"
$400.00

Power supply comes with a control knob to adjust the speed of the lighting effect.

DELIVERY 2-4 weeks (typical)

 

Lightning Tubes


White is only color option for Lightning tubes

By combining the shapes of blown glass with different gases and electronic circuits, an endless variety of tube effects are possible. Lightning tubes can be made to produce intense, fast moving, white lightning, or a slow, undulating display that wraps and unwraps around the inside of the tube.

Lightning tubes, although straw-like in cross-section, can be formed to almost any shape you'd like - simple or complex, abstract or representational. Even though it's the same glass tubing used in neon signs, the gas inside is specially formulated to ionize (glow) in thin streams of light, much like dancing spaghetti. The motion of the light streams can be manufatured to be slow or fast.

 

Plasma Tubes


Shown above are 6" Plasma Tubes in custom stands


Stands are extra - please call or email us for further information. Most tubes are ordered without a stand.

Plasma Tube

Plamsa tubes are similar to plasma globes except the glass is in the shape of a tube, which can be formed into almost any shape, simple or creative. The ionized gas undulates like the Northern Lights, and can be manufactured to change rapidly in an energetic movement, or slowly in a soothing ribbon of light.

Available Colors: Bright Blue (for Plasma tubes) Other colors are less.

Prices:

1" x 48" $725.00

2" x 48" $850.00

3" x 48" $985.00

4" x 48" $1300.00

5" x 48" $2300.00

6" x 48" $2650.00

Power Supply is not included in the above prices

Power Supply Price: $425.00

 

Call to place order.

 

 

Plasma Globes/tubes
Hows does a Plasma Globe work?
A plasma device, whether it is a tube or a globe, is a sealed glass piece that has what we call a "plasma" gas mixture inside. The term "plasma" is technically any ionized gas in a discharge tube (fluorescent lights, neon tubes, etc.) In this case it refers to a specific lighting effect. The gas mixture is primarily made up of inert gases such as neon, krypton, xenon, argon, helium, etc. A "dopant gas" mix is mixed in in very small amount to form the thin filaments of light. The dopants gas also helps determine the color of the discharge. These dopants are carefully formulated, without them the globe (or tube) would just glow uniformly and have no filaments. The gas lights up with a high-voltage, high-frequency power supply that essentially broadcasts a field of energy causing the gases to light up, much like the Northern Lights. Nicholai Tesla worked with these devices and published an article describing how to make them as early as 1910. Since a high-voltage field exists around a plasma device, no conductive materials should be used to build the base. The power supply also needs to be located close to the globe. The wiring also needs to be kept away from any other conductive surface. No insulation is sufficient to insulate the wiring from a conductive surface.


Many people ask how long a plasma device will last. They do not just stop working. Over the years the fingers of light will get wider and less bright. This happens gradually. At any time the device can be repumped, depending on how the viewer feels about how the fingers look and how long it has been run (and also how much power is used to run it).

WARRANTY 90 day repair/replacement against manufacturing defects. (Damages due to shipping not covered)

 

Email us - if need more information
or call us at 818-565-1033

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