Plasma Lamp

Plasma globes, or plasma lamps (also called plasma balls, domes, spheres, tubes or orbs, depending on shape), are novelty items that were most popular in the 1980s. The plasma lamp was invented by Nikola Tesla after his experimentation with high-frequency currents in an evacuated glass tube for the purpose of studying high voltage phenomena, but the modern versions were first designed by Bill Parker. Tesla called this invention an inert gas discharge tube.