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Mini Plasma Light $18.00

Three inches in diameter, this little plasma ball can fit almost anywhere. In addition to the usual touch response, this lamp features a sound activation switch. Makes a great desk toy!

Plasmas consist of freely moving charged particles formed when electrons are stripped from neutral atoms. They have unique properties, different from regular solids, liquids, or gases.

In this lamp, the electrical discharges create localized plasmas that we can see by the glow of the recombining atoms. Since we are 'good conductors to ground' from the plasma's point of view, the plasma discharge is drawn to your hand when it is near the lamp and will follow as you move around its globe. It's like having a small, controlled lightning storm in the palm of your hand.

To see it in action, click here (file size = 0.170 MB). And for more about the workings of plasmas, click here.

Our full size plasma ball is located here.

Note: We have a few plasma lights that are 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm) in diameter. If you would like one of those, just make a note in the comments section at the end of the ordering process. (Same price. Limited availability.)

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