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Projector Paints the Aurora Borealis on Your Walls

by Paul Strauss

Now you can bring the famous Northern Lights inside your house with this nifty light projector from Japan.

Genso Kukan Aurora Lighting Fixture

The Genso Kukan Aurora simulates the beautiful atmospheric phenomena known as the Aurora Borealis and projects the images on your wall or ceiling.

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I’m pretty sure that its using LEDs and other optical trickery to generate its relaxing patterns of animated color. The machine measures about 6″ x 6″ x 4″ and should run for about twenty hours on three AA batteries. It even has a 30-minute sleep timer so you can set it to go right before you head off to slumberland. The projector even comes with a complimentary CD of new-age music to complete the chill-out effect.

The Aurora light can be found from Japanese importer HimeyaShop for $61 plus shipping. I have one of these on order for myself so I’ll let you know how it really looks in action once I receive mine.

[UPDATE 4/8/2007: I received my Aurora projector today, and it’s pretty underwhelming. You’ll need a pitch black room to really see the effect, and it really isn’t effective at projecting anything more than about a two foot area of color. In my opinion, you’d be better off with a Laserpod or some Morpheus fixtures if you’re looking for something more dramatic.]

Comments (10):

  1. Andrew says:

    It will be interesting to see what you think of this as I have seen this effect in real life and it was awe-inspiring. If your experience is positive I’m tempted myself (bit of Pink Floyd in the background and a beer – bliss).

  2. ILoveReview says:

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  3. […] a digital Aurora Borealis effect across your room (as featured by our good friend Technabob in this post) on but this Tide light, known as the Room Palette, certainly got our […]

  4. […] El aparato en si es portable pudiendo llevarlo hasta tu ba

  5. […] Un aparato que de seguro llevara la relajación a tu casa, hablo del Genso Kukan Aurora un revolucionario aparato que simula los efectos de una Aurora Boreal reflejandolos en la pared o techo de tu casa, equipado con unos led que silmulan los brillos para los efectos de luces, este biene acompañado de un CD de música New Age. La gracia del aparato es que es portable ya que funcioan a partir de 3 baterías AA la cual dan una autonomía de duración de 20 horas, incluye la función sleep para que lo preconfigures a un autoapagado de 30 minutos, tiene un tamaño de 12×16x16cm y un valor de $61.00 USD. Vía: Technabob […]

  6. PIA VINELLI says:

    Hi where can i get one of these machines …

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