OrnaGlow Color-Changing Ornament, retail $2.99 (www.amazon.com...)
Manufactured by ProductWorks (No URL known)
Last updated 12-12-06

The OrnaGlow Christmas ornament is a frosted glass ball that has red, green, and blue LEDs inside, and a circuit that causes them to cycle in a color-wash type of pattern. It is designed for you to plug into a miniature series string of incandescent Christmas lights, so if the whole string goes out, the ornament goes out too.

But the ornament is very nice looking, so just pretend I didn't just say that last part.


To use the OrnaGlow color-changing ornament, first, remove it from its packaging. The ornament itself is affixed to a cardboard inner piece of the box. Remove the ornament from this cardboard support.

With any 35, 50, or 100 light set of miniature incandescent lights (see below), first unplug the set, then remove one of the bulbs, and plug the ornament's plug into the empty bulb socket. Assuming you have it in there right, plug the light set back in. The light set should come back on, and the ornament should spring to life.

If the plug on the end of the ornament's cord does not fit into the socket of the light set you want to use it in, you can swap the plugs with the bulb you removed from the set, so that the bulb's plug is now on the end of the ornament's wires.

The ornament comes with a thin metal loop just like what is found on many other glass ornaments, which you can attach a hook to and affix it to a tree branch or other decoration.

Because this is a 120VAC powered product, this section can and will be skipped.

The ornament appears to be reasonably sturdy, though you should try not to drop it onto a hard surface (it *IS* made of glass and *WILL* become broken if dropped), and for Pete sakes, please don't try to flush it or run it through the dishwasher.

The ornament can be used with any UL listed incandescent series light strand with the following parameters:
35-light string using 3.5 volt bulbs
50-light string using 2.5 volt bulbs
100-light string using 2.5 volt bulbs

According to the instructional material, you should not connect more than 3 (three) of these ornaments to any single light string. The instructional material also states rather emphatically that these ornaments are for indoor use only, so I don't think they're very water resistant.

Photograph of the OrnaGlow in a Christmas tree.

Quicktime movie (.mov extension) showing part of the OrnaGlow's color-cycle pattern.
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Test unit was sent by a website fan over a year ago (December 15 2004) and was evaluated today (12-23-05). We did not have an incandescent Christmas light set in this house last year, so I could not evaluate it for this website then. We have an incandescent set this year, so your wait is over. I sincerely apologise for taking so long to get this product on my website.

Product was made in China. A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 12-12-06
When I got the Christmas box a short time ago today (~9:20am PST), I found to my dismay that the OrnaGlow had busted; see the photograph directly below.
Since I do not know where to obtain a replacement, looks like I'm going to be SOL.

Normally, when I test lighting products, I act like Beavis & Butt-Head (Yeah yeah yeah STOMP ON IT!!! Break it!!! Break it!!!!!! BREAK IT!!!!!!!!!) but I did not get the pleasure of doing it this time.

I also received emails from three different people asking where the OrnaGlow could be purchased; as Amazon.con no longer carries it. I don't know where they can be obtained now, sorry about that.

Very unique color-changing appearance
Connects to virtually any incandescent mini-lamp set

Cannot use it with LED-based Christmas light sets
Glass outer globe can become broken - see 12-12-06 update above.

    MANUFACTURER: ProductWorks
    PRODUCT TYPE: Color-changing Christmas ball
    No. OF LAMPS: Unknown
    BEZEL: Frosted glass ball protects LED(s)
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance only
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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