Wouldn’t it be nice to project a starry image on your bedroom wall or ceiling? Now you can—BlissLights offers several different laser projectors that display stunningly beautiful colors that gently lull your children to a good night’s sleep. Here, we’re going to look at two of their laser projectors: the Sky Lite Classic and the Cobalt.
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Sky Lite Classic
Blue Galaxy and Green Nebula
In appearance, the Sky Lite Classic and the Sky Lite Cobalt are identical in every way. The only way they differ is by the image they project. The Classic model displays a field of shiny blue stars against a beautiful dark-blue nebula cloud. The images themselves aren’t too show so they shouldn’t distract users trying to fall asleep.
Direct Laser Diodes
BlissLights prides themselves in how their laser projects use real laser diodes instead of LEDs which is great for ambient lighting but not for projecting sharp images onto wide surfaces. With laser diodes, every blue star is easily distinguishable against the dark-blue cloudy background.
Both of these laser projectors have motion and still images to suit any mood and any environment. The motion setting shows moving stars against the blue background with a couple of shooting stars popping up here and there.
The one major point of complaint that people bring up about the Classic and Cobalt is the built-in timer function. You have the option to activate a six-hour timer that automatically kills the motor and lights when it expires, but the timer is non-adjustable. Thankfully, laser diodes are highly efficient sources of lights which do not create enough heat to cause overheating within the six-hour time frame.
Wall or Ceiling
The Classic and Cobalt can project their beautiful galaxy images on either ceilings or walls. It’s a simple matter of tilting the unit so its lasers are directed at the appropriate surface. The three stubby legs keep it in place on flat surfaces to prevent tipping.
Slow Transition Speed
When motion mode is activated, don’t expect to see immediate movement of the stars and clouds. It’s hardly noticeable if you’re not paying close attention to the images. The best thing we can say about slow transition speeds is that it shouldn’t cause dizziness.
Cobalt-Blue Galaxy and Blue Nebula
As we mentioned earlier, the only difference between this and the Classic model is the colors of their projections. The Cobalt displays a cobalt-blue starry galaxy against a blue nebula cloud background. The colors are nonadjustable and non-swappable so you’re stuck with what you get. What we can say is that regardless of whether you get this or the Classic, you can rest assured that they’ll help in creating a comfortable environment in any part of your home.
3-foot Power Cord
These laser projectors do not run on batteries; instead, they rely on an AC adapter (two-pin American plug) that plugs into a 120V to 220V receptacle. The short power cord means having to either use an extension cord to place the unit in the middle of a room or project images on the wall or a portion of the ceiling adjacent to the wall outlet.
Indoor Use Only
These starry-night laser projectors are rated for indoor-use only. Not to discourage you from using this device on balcony ceilings, but if there’s rain or snow, we can’t guarantee that water won’t splash into the laser diodes and motor and cause irreversible damage. Thankfully, they can work in extreme indoor temperatures of between 32°F and 104°F (0°C to 40°C).
Neither of these devices produces loud, annoying sounds while turned on. In fact, you’d have to place your ear pretty close to the heat exhaust to even have the slightest chance of heating any buzzing sounds. It’s also worth noting that these units do not double as white noise machines.
30 x 30-foot Coverage from 10 Feet
Both of these laser projectors produce a 30 x 30-foot image from a distance of ten feet away. Any farther and the stars start to become a little bit too distorted for our liking. Also, these units cannot project on dark surfaces so computer screens and TVs will act as black holes and absorb all colors (that’s pretty neat).
BlissLights Sky Lite Classic vs. Cobalt: Which Should I Get?
Other than the colors of their starry galaxy lasers, there’s absolutely nothing that distinguishes between the two. Whichever one you decide to get should be a thrill to have for parties, game rooms, or as a nightlight for children.