LED Mirror Ball, retail $26.98 (www.thingsyouneverknew.com/...)
Manufactured by Creative Motion Industries (www.cmico.com)
Last updated 07-30-07

This is a "disco ball"-type device that features 8 LEDs (4 red, 2 green, and 2 blue) with a faceted mirror ball that slowly rotates inside of a larger stationally concave mirror inside the front of the product.

The device is powered by a "wall wart" AC transformer (note I said "transformer" as it outputs 6 volts ***AC***).


Using the Mirror Ball is easy. Just plug the small plug on the end of the transformer's cord into the female receptacle for it on the bottom of the product, plug the large end into any standard (in north America anyway) 110 to 130 volts AC receptacle, and rock the rocker switch on the side of the product to the "ON" position.

Rock the rocker switch the other way to turn the Mirror Ball back off.

Since this product is powered by 120 volts AC line power, I don't have to tell you which part to remove and feed to the hungry, hungry praying mantids.

This is an illuminated mirror ball, not a flashlight. So I won't strike it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, run over it, try to drown it in the toilet, stomp on it, throw it, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a scanner-type device on a platform or a handheld wand), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it other "punishments" that flashlights might have inflicted upon them. So this section of the web page will be a lot more bare than the same section of the page about a flashlight.

I don't know if the unit is supposed to do this, but after a couple to several minutes, two of the three sets of LEDs go out, leaving only the green or blue LEDs on. Power-cycling it (turning it off & back on) corrects this, but this "repair" is only temporary. I'm going to leave it in this state for awhile and see what happens...BBS...ok it reverted back to default operation; there's a good chance it is supposed to do this. I observed it doing this several times in succession, so this is correct operation.

Photograph of the product, illuminated of course.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product in operation.
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The sound of a Star Trek: TNG episode might be audible; the product is not sound-sensitive and the sound may be ignored or muted.

Test unit was purchased at the Things You Never Knew Existed website on 07-21-07 and was received on 07-30-07.

The wall wart transformer is labelled to output 6 volts AC at 1,000mA.

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: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Creative Motion Industries
    PRODUCT TYPE: Mirrored LED "disco ball"
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 8
    SWITCH TYPE: Rocker switch on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    ACCESSORIES: AC transformer
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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