Glowstick Poi vs LED Poi sticksThe 6 inch length glowsticks were a great introduction to glow stick Poi. They were dependable and you could extend their life by putting in the fridge/freezer. Or make them extra bright by heating the glowstick up by dipping in hot water. Light Poi was advanced with better LED's and Full Color LED's. You could then buy LED Poi that changed color and could be switched on and off with ease. Glow in the dark Poi rose to a new level with added control chips providing functions of strobe, fade, and patterns.
Pod Poi, ePoi, Cupid LED Poi, DIY LED Poi and Lithium Ion CellsSome of our LED Glow Poi contain rechargeable batteries or cells which are clearly labeled as Lithium Ion. These are very compact power sources and can store plenty of juice for your Poi flow toys. They also power your phones, laptops, tablets and many other handy items.
Lithium Ion (Li-on) cells that power your poi LED lights have now replaced other types of rechargeable cells like NiMh and Alkaline. They are able to pack more power and provide a more steady voltage to control the LEDs in your Poi pods, balls and tubes. No more fading into the dark as the battery goes flat.
Problems with Lithium Ion cells is that we can not fully charge the Poi at the factory. Alas when you receive your flow toys they will only work for a small duration. So they do need to be fully charged once you receive them, otherwise your PodPoi could never work again.
So the problem with Lithium Ion cells is that if stored with no charge (i.e. flat) they can get to a point where they will not be able to charge again. Sounds weird, but it has happened to many LED products. So if you're not going to play with your best LED poi over the winter, make sure to fully charge them up before storing somewhere safe.
We no longer have Pod Poi for sale or the Pod Poi v2 but have several other new light up highly visual Poi for sale.
Shipping from our LED Poi ShopBecause lithium burns extremely hot and can melt an airplanes aluminium there are international shipping restrictions limiting the size of and quantity of cells contained within an air parcel. Too many or too big and they have to be transported as dangerous goods in a special flame proof box at huge expense. We are limited to 4 cells per package. The shopping cart will let you know if your selections exceed this limit. When this happens you have to make another separate order to purchase more products with Li-on.
LED Poi instructionsWe are committed to reducing the amount of paper we use, so all our instructions and guides on how to use your LED flow toys are now available on their respective product pages. We also email these to you after purchase and they can be viewed under the title 'Resources' when you log into your account.
LED Poi not fully charged?To meet carriage regulations the Lithium Ion cells are only partly charged. SO the first time you use them your Poi may not light up for as long as you hoped. Rest assured that when you fully charge them they will last the stated times. Ni-Cad cells are also only partly charged.
Eye safety around LEDs and poi spinningThe output power of LEDs has increased incredibly over the past 10 years. We love bright LED Poi, however you should not remove the LED unit and stare at the raw LED source as with all powerful lights this can hurt and in some cases damage your eyes. It is the same as holding a light torch close to and pointing into your eye.
The Poi Balls LED trail effectYou will see a lot of pictures with circular light trails behind the LED Poi ball, just like a comet tail or LED orbit when you spin poi. For a camera to get a good night time photo it will use a highly sensitive light setting or a long exposure light setting. The longer the camera exposure the longer any light trail will be. Some people spend a lot of time trying to get the right camera settings and exposure time to create the perfect LED Poi picture. The human eye also has a natural light exposure setting with the iris. The darker your spinning area becomes the larger the hole in your eye gets, letting in more light, and then you will begin to see that trail effect. The faster you spin your poi the longer the trail will appear. However unlike a camera your eye has a limitation to how long the LED trail will be.
Different perspectivesLooking at people spinning poi is delightful and filled with wonder. With beautiful trails of color swirling around and dancing with the person within.
Now imagine what it is like dancing to your favorite music where the flow of the poi lights is a colorful extension of the wonderful person you are and will be.
Juggling PoiYes, you can even juggle Poi. Already there are many people throwing, catching and juggling poi. Remember Poi is not limited to just two, using the latest knob handles you can do many juggling club routines to juggle 3, 4 or more.
PoiThe benefits to be obtained from Poi include
- Improved coordination, balance, dexterity, and body awareness,
- Improved focus, alertness, perception, patience, persistence,
- Improved brain function, creativity,
- Fun cardiovascular exercise,
- Greater self image, self esteem, confidence,
- and a great way of meeting new people, develop new friends and relationships
- And to be a part of helping people to achieve those benefits is our greatest achievement and drives our vision:
Our Poi Vision'To help everyone discover and shine in the performance arts.'
And that includes YOU!
We even have a poi store you can visit!