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The Laserpod Galaxy Light is a wonderful invention which we picked up second hand at a car boot fair about two years ago. I think they sell for around £50 if you buy it full price, but we bought ours for £8 and it is in perfect working order. We tend to use it mainly at weekends when we get the little lad off to bed and we sit side by side on the settee and have a glass of port or two and this light makes for a great mood as it is very atmospheric.
It is about 35cm tall but that is a rough guess as I have not actually measured it yet and it has to stand on a solid surface (ie not the carpet). You plug it into the wall.
It is great for parties with friends and neighbours and it is glass on the outside but inside there are LED's of varying colours, including red, orange and blue and when it is swtched on the crystals inside the lamp move about in swilrls and create fantastic little (or large) colourful images on the walls and ceilings.
It is best not to have it on if you have had a bit too much to drink though as it can make you feel very swimmy.
It is very safe and does not overheat even if we have it on for hours and I would really recommend it if you want a good mood light as it is great fun.
In my personal opinion the Laserpod Galaxy Light feels like a good durable product. It is not light by any means and it feels heavy weight duty and is constructed of very well made aluminium. We love the way it makes swirling patterns on the ceiling and if you wanted to get a really 'trippy' effect I suggest you also use a smoke diffuser too and we have actually done this at a party we had once. The effect of the swirling patterns on the ceiling and walls together with the smoke at floor level, which gently rises as the night goes on, really does make for a wonderful atmospheric feeling in my personal opinion.
When in operation it is not at all noisy and I think it makes a wonderful present for a loved one, particulalry a teenage daughter or son, or a partner who likes the 'hippy' things in life, as we both do.
Wonderful gadget and a real talking point and we have used it time and time again.
The Laser pod galaxy is a great product, if you like your Larva lamps or Aduki Ni lights, then your going to like this laser lamp.
In a nut shell the Laser pod Galaxy has red lasers that shine on your ceiling , you can get the Galaxy original with just blue LED'S or a version that has orange, purple and blue LED'S. The LED'S make a swirling cloud like effect that on top of the red lasers create a Galaxy in your own home. There is a button underneath that you can just use the red laser by itself, or the combination of the lasers and the LED clouds. I got the product that came with the lamp, refractor and a smaller domed lamp. The tall and small dome keeps the lights within the lamp, and in my front room it creates a lovely atmosphere along with my other glow gadgets that I have purchased.
The galaxy is very quiet. And definitely worth the money at around £40. You can buy holographic lenses, a clear liquid smoke diffuser and other products to get the best from the Laser Pod. Simply you can create your own patterns and have endless amount of fun with it. I now a days tend to put crystal quarts and other semi precious stones on, as in the right position it bounces of the stones and creates endless infinite designs. I am a kid at heart and love anything that adds colour and mood within a room. The best thing about this product is that it can be used as a lamp, or at a party and can be put in your bedroom to help you slowly drift off to sleep. Top quality original laser LED lamp.
After being asked loads of times by my partner what I wanted for my Christmas I came across this and after reading about it decided that I really wanted one.
So to my delight I did receive one for Christmas and couldn't wait to get it working. It came in a large white box with orange round the side. A very simple box which made it look appealing.
Once open I came across a few different things. The laser pod which is about 35cm in height is aluminium and does feel quite heavy so you do have to be careful where you are leaving it so it doesn't fall and hurt someones toes.
In the box there was also two dome filters - one tall one which is a cream pearlescent colour and the other which is a lot shorter and is purple in colour. This is to give different effects from the laserpod. As well as these you receive a Ridged Glass Refractor Lens again for different lighting effects from the laser pod.
The product uses electronic lasers and three blue and purple LEDs. This intense light energy is projected through a crystal which is in the laserpod and it moves around so it varies the lights projected across the room or on your ceiling.
To use is very simple - you can either use 3 x AA Alkaline Batteries or there is a DC Adaptor to plug into a socket and work of your electricity. I have never used this product with batteries so unfortunately I can't tell you how long they last. The DC cable is quite long so you do have a lot of freedom to put it places.
Once you've plugged in or put your batteries in you can then simply switch it on. There is a small black button on the base of the laser pod which has the light settings for you. Just press it for the lights to come on and press again to change the settings. You can have it on with just the lasers or the lasers and lights.
I then tried the dome filters beginning with the tall one. I quite like this for when I have the laserpod on at nights just when i'm having a quiet night in. It makes a change from candles or a lava lamp and is really pretty but it doesn't let a huge amount of light out from it.
The smaller domed filter is pretty much the same but with a difference in colours slightly as it is purple. It again doesn't let a lot of light out in the room but looks really good when you sit and watch it. I find it quite relaxing.
The glass refractor lens is probably the most disappointing accessory as I didn't see much difference with it on, but it is supposed to make the lights look completely different. I just found it stopped the lights from being so bright in the room.
You don't have to have any of these on and when I use this at parties (or when we have singstar on) I find it looks a lot better with the lights off and just this lighting the room. The best way is to have the LED lights as well as the laser lights as it is much brighter for the room.
I would recommend buying a smoke machine if you were to buy one of these though. The smoke enhances the lasers and you can actually see the laser shine right across the room like a line instead of just a dot on the ceiling.
The price - from www.laserpod.com you can buy the pack for £58.72 which includes VAT and is free delivery in the UK. They also have many different laserpods if you decide that another one is right for you instead.
If you are interested on purchasing one you can find out the background on the company and laserpods on - www.laserpod.com
Overall I was very happy with my christmas present and people are always asking me if they can borrow it for a party they're having. It is very pricey for what you get but I definately say it's worth it.