"I don't think I've ever met a person who didn't love the flickering, flashing, and glow of fireflies. Some folks have the good fortune to live in a place where they can..."


"It started a long time ago with a very knowledgeable electronics shop teacher, Don Brockaway. Transistors and printed circuit boards were pretty new in 1960, but he..."

Dear Firefly Magic &
                  Sigma Two Industries,

I just purchased my second set of Firefly Magic Lights and I really want to tell you how wonderful I think they are.

When I use to live in Anaheim, I was an annual pass holder at Disneyland and went every day for 5 years straight. I always rode Pirates of the Caribbean at least 3 times a day, but the attraction's "loading area" and Blue Bayou Restaurant were my favorite parts because of the relaxing fireflies.

Now, because I'm so familiar with the fireflies inside Pirates of the Caribbean (and Disneyland in general), I'm extremely picky over anything I purchase that would let me recreate the experience at home.

Last night I hung my first set of Firefly Magic Lights from my bedroom ceiling and as soon as I turned them on. . . WOW!!! I felt just like I was right back at Disneyland and the Pirates of the Caribbean bayou that I miss so much.

Firefly Magic Lights are indeed 100% accurate! ...or as Mary Poppins would say, "They're supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and practically perfect in every way."

I've tried the other firefly light sets with little fans attached but those are really cumbersome. Firefly Magic Lights are so well made they surpass any others on the market. And the 3 AA battery versions are absolutely brilliant and easy to use!

Thank you so much for making Firefly Magic Lights available to regular consumers. I'll definitely be back later to buy a third and fourth set. Not to mention spreading the word to all the Disneyland fans on the many online message boards!

Sincerely,
Bruce Smith (Gresham, OR)


 

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions about Firefly Lights

- How do your Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights compare to the ones I saw in the Disneyland 'Pirates of the Caribbean' attraction?

That Disneyland attraction was first introduced in the Spring of 1967, before the high tech microprocessors we use in Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights were invented. It is our understanding that the Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean 'fireflies' are small incandescent lamps (similar to small household light bulbs) hanging on coiled wire with a black disk (appx 2" diameter) attached to the light. When the light, with attached disk, is blown around by centrifugal blowers sitting on the floor, the small light bulbs move in and out of the visitor's line-of-sight, creating an appearance of flashing on-and-off.

Our Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights have patented Flash, Flicker, and Fade technology that makes the amazing 'fireflies' actually flash on, flicker for a short while, then fade off, just like Mother Nature's real fireflies. All this flashing, flicking, and fading is uniquely controlled for each individual firefly through the use of high tech microchip technology. Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are also the exact color of real fireflies from the Eastern United States called Photinus Pyralis, glowing at a dominant wavelength of 570 nanometers of visible light.

The small 3mm Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights (approximately 1/8", the same size as the 'lanterns' of real fireflies) we use are high tech Light Emitting Diodes that never get hot, use just a tiny amount of power, and last for over 100,000 hours of continuous operation. That means they'll last for years of enjoyment with your friends, visitors, and family.

Of course the fireflies in the Disneyland 'Pirates of the Caribbean' attraction do move because of the blowers they have setting on the floor. Our Firefly Magic® Lights move by Mother Nature's breezes. By extending the small Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights and wires out the end of branches, twigs, or stems just a few inches, the 'fireflies' bob and weave when the breezes blow, just like real fireflies in nature.

And don't forget that Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are designed and manufactured to endure the outside elements of summer heat, winter cold, rain, wind, and even snow --- while continuing to operate perfectly. To our knowledge, there are no other firefly lights on the market as accurate and as rugged as Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights. In fact we stand behind our products with a full one (1) year limited warranty.

More info on Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean attraction

- Where are Firefly Magic® Lights used?

Of course many homeowners purchase Firefly Magic® Lights to add something special to their back yard landscape. In addition, we have landscape designers and architects 'design in' Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights for both custom residential and commercial projects.

Here is just a partial list the commercial projects we have done. . .

Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights have also been used in stage productions and in exhibits where replicating the accuracy of fireflies is important, such as at the Natural Science Center of Greensboro, North Carolina where Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are installed in their "Bug Discovery" exhibit.

Some folks live in places without a yard, but still want to add the fun of having 'fireflies'. So they set up their Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights indoors, like Bruce Smith of Gresham, Oregon (read his letter in the column to the left).

- What color are Firefly Magic® Lights?
We have done extensive research to recreate the accurate colors of real fireflies. The standard Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights replicate the Photinus variety of firefly found in much of the Eastern United States. We also have other colors, sizes, and flash rates available for custom commercial orders. Call 877-834-7335 for more information and pricing.

- What is the warranty on Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights?
There is a one-year limited warranty on Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights.
Please see the warranty statement page for more information.

- Are there Installation Guides for the Firefly Magic® Lights?
Yes. Please see the Installation Guides page for the model you're interested in.

- How were Firefly Magic® Lights developed?
Please see the history page or the technical page. There is also an article from Pool & Spa News about the Inventor of Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights, titled Lord of the Fireflies.

- Do you work with Landscape Designers and Contractors?
Yes, we supply both standard and custom Firefly Magic® Firefly Lighting systems to Landscape professionals, as well as assist with installation designs. For more information, call 877-834-7335.


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