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 Poi 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.
Lithium Ion Cells in LED PoiSome of our LED 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 spinning. They also power your phones, laptops, tablets and many other handy items. Because 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.
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 LED Poi trail effectYou will see a lot of pictures with circular light trails behind the LED Poi ball, just like a comet tail 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 LED poi 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:
'To help everyone discover and shine in the performance arts.'
And that includes YOU!
We even have a poi store you can visit!