Multicolor Lighted Rotating Display Base Quartz Halogen Light Up Glass, Crystal For Sale
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT !
QUARTZ HALOGEN ILLUMINATED
PROFESSIONAL DISPLAY BASE
ROTATING TURNTABLE (removable)
This deluxe professional light emitting turntable does wonders for any work of art, crystal, glass, etc that is clear or transluscent.
Rocks, minerals, gems and some fossils can be effectively highlighted as well.
The topmost resting platform is 5 inches X 5 inches in size, and the rotating platter insert is 5 inches in diameter, while the base itself is 8 inches square at it's biggest dimension, and extends 4 inches from the surface it will be resting on to the top where the platter resides.
Any item that is moderately transparent or translucent wil look positively stunning .
See the pictures below to get a rough idea of how it looks with a crystal display piece.
You have the option of having it rotate your display piece slowly (about 2-3 rpm) while the lights reflect up into it.
Or....you can quickly disengage the rotate function by pulling out the circular support platter (it easily reinserts in seconds).
Some items actually look better not rotating, so this clever setup gives you the option of either function.
Alternatively, one clever buyer left the rotating platter in but took out the light bulb and used the Base to display his slowly rotating Bonsai tree.
The stepped pyramidal design is quite 'high-tech' looking. so it'll look great wherever it's placed.
Recommendation from a previous buyer: if you have glass-shelved display cases with lots of mirrors, expect to be blown away by the sequential multicolored light reflections from this unit. I haven't tried or seen it myself, but based on her enthusiastic email it must be quite a sight to behold.
All in all, it's a great way to bring out dramatic highlights in anything that tends to magnify light or color (prime example: Satava Moon jellyfish sculptures come to radiant life). Pressed glass vases look delightful when illuminated.
A FEW COMMMENTS......
GREAT base...I'm making big bling$$$ with my new tip jar....funny guy! :-)
The base is perfect for my piano gig tip jar :-)
A friend just made me a very nice lighted wooden base, lacquered, very sturdy and
finely handcrafted for $150.00. I bought three of them (one for a friend) then last night I
saw another musician friends tip jar and it was rotating and throwing off colors, that REALLY
got my attention:-) HA...he paid about $ 120.00 bucks for his. So I surfed and found
yours....it looks really nice.... BUT I need to quit spending money and start making $$ :-) :-)
You might check into selling these on music gift websites, music stores....I've never seen
them being sold and they would be a big hit.
I LOVE the base. I finally found the perfect light. The light comes
through the vase and creates an amazing effect. I never thought I would use
the colors since the vase is already orange. However after seeing the
effect it gives I am keeping the the colors. I did remove the turning base
part. I will also be painting the base so it is less noticable. Thanks you
so much - my search is finally over.
I have been looking for a base or case that is lighted to display
a waterford vase I own. I have a few questions to make sure your item would
be what I need. The vase is of course glass. Would your light be too hot
for the glass and cause it to warp or break?
The vase is 12" in height, 8 1/2 " at it's widest in width (round)& 4" base (round). Would the
vase be too large for the base? The vase is heavy and I don't want it to turn so
that is okay.
I also only want white light since the case is orange &
This sounds like a perfectly ok application to me......especially since you're not wanting it to rotate, the weight is irrelevant, as the base is quite sturdy. And I can't see how heat would be a problem as the quartz halogen bulb is only 10 watts, and there are multiple vent holes to release heat anyway.
To have this give off just white light is a fairly simple matter of unscrewing the base bottom,
and then unscrewing the colorwheel
The high-intensity quartz halogen light source changes from bright white, to blue, to green, to yellow and red via a built-in color wheel mechanism.
Display or Interior designers take note; this could be a useful new presentation idea (presuming you have low room light levels to begin with).
These have been used in store window displays to great eye-catching effect, as well as in trade shows
Important note: some buyers would prefer white-only light output. Not a problem! It's fairly easy to open the bottom and disengage the colorwheel... it's held on with only a brass thumbscrew.
And that's not all. If you have any type of multifaceted crystal, try it on the base. While I was up late one night pondering the mysterious workings of the universe, I decided to play with my own toys, and completely by accident discovered an astounding new light effect.
Putting a multifaceted crystal on the exit opening of the rotating platter will create intense, vibrant (almost alive!) swirling light patterns on an entire ceiling and significant areas of your walls.......morphing from color to color, plus changing in intensity as it progresses. In addition they're completely random....fast changing, unpredictable, and the patterns are amorphous, so you'll have an enormous challenge memorizing the sequences (don't even try).
By rotating it at other angles, you can create sets of entirely different images. One buyer used this to liven up a dark under-stairs area in his house.
I would liken one set of patterns to looking at light reflecting off water onto walls or ceilings (just much more interesting) and the other set to maybe churning multicolored clouds.....this is so hard to describe in words......maybe once you've seen it you'll come up with a completely different observation. I want to think of 60's mood lights, but this is way beyond that.
Click on the crystal insert picture above to get one.
These use easy-to-replace 10 watt Quartz Halogen Bulbs, available at hardware, lighting and office supply stores.
Note that this model is the newest, latest and greatest SERIES II VERSION.
It has a number of small improvements including an external instead of internal power supply, and the new heavier weight limit (the earlier version max weight was about 5 lbs).
There've been (at last count anyway) about 4 manufactured copies of this unit, but rest assured this is the highest quality currently available.
A year ago (out of utter curiosity) we bought a 'competing' model, and wanted to know how they were being sold so cheaply. It did, after all look identical on the outside.
When we opened it I found out why.....it looked like it'd been put together by a gagel of hamsters (wires loose, etc). The main gear drive wasn't even secured to the baseplate, to my utter amazement.
In addition, some very cheap copies (let's call them VCC's for short) were being made without the rotating platter function. On one model, the colors changed so quickly (colorwheel speed was just short of frantic) that the unit seemed to function as more of a 'disco light' than a display platform, hence any artistic display effect was lost in the cosmos.
Weight limitation is in the 5-7 pound range......anything above that will not turn......a built in safety device of some sort engages when the recommended weight limit is exceeded. However, if you're not using the turntable platter, heavier weight is A-OK.
Conveniently, the on/off switch is built inline on the cord (versus having to fumble under the base for a switch, as on the Series I version of yesteryear).
And last, but not least, I think this is an outstanding price point.....I occasionally see this model being sold for absurdedly high prices......129.95 on one web site sent in by a customer recently.
If you're outside the U.S., please note that the Turntable Display Base is 110v AC........you may need a converter to 240v to use it where you are.
Heres a useful testimonial link from prior happy buyers.
It includes ingenious new uses, ideas and novel applications:
Lighted Base Commentary Log
Count on ......
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Awesome double rainbow, as seen from our
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California residents expect to add sales tax at checkout for the gods of commerce here.
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