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
order any of these custom plasma globes please
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
Power Supply (extra)
supplies for globe sizes 12"-30" $400.00
supply comes with a control knob to adjust the
speed of the lighting effect.
2-4 weeks (typical)
is only color option for Lightning
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.
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.
above are 6" Plasma Tubes in custom stands
are extra - please call or email us for further
information. Most tubes are ordered without a
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
(for Plasma tubes) Other colors are less.
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
Supply is not included in the above prices
Supply Price: $425.00
to place order.
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)
- if need more information
or call us at 818-565-1033