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All of our Captured Lightning sculptures are made in the USA

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Gallery 2 Sculptures
    With every new production run, our team of "Spark Whisperers" apply new and innovative techniques, including rotations, multiple beam passes, and innovative 2D and 3D masking techniques. We irradiate as many as six different planes to create complex 3D shapes, or physically rotate specimens while they're being irradiated by a high-energy electron beam. We continue to push technical boundaries while building upon hard-won knowledge gained from years of experience. The figures on this page are no exception - they reflect the current state of the art in making Captured Lightning® sculptures. See Gallery 1 for information about how these sculptures were created and why. Please visit our site often, as we add new specimens from our latest production runs. We combine shipping for multiple items.

    How to display your sculptures:
    The images on our site were taken using lighting conditions which highlight the delicate internal patterns. For best results, actively illuminate sculptures from below or along an edge using LED's or another source of bright light. This way, light is reflected by the tiny mirror-like fractures, causing the internal Lichtenberg figure to glow brilliantly with the color(s) of the light source(s). Illuminating a sculpture using only transmitted light, such as looking through the sculpture to a bright window, actually reduces the observed detail and inner beauty. We offer a wide variety of standard and custom LED light bases that optimally illuminate our sculptures. As with snowflakes, every Lichtenberg figure is unique. Although your figure may differ from the examples shown on our web site, we guarantee it will be of similar, or better, quality. Most specimens have small fractures and light charring near the exit point of the discharge. This is a natural consequence of the high energy discharge process. 

    By adding custom metal plaques to our bases, Captured Lightning sculptures make memorable gifts or unique academic, corporate, or retirement awards. We also offer custom laser engraving for our larger flat sculptures. Captured Lightning sculptures are treasured works of scientific art that will enhance the decor of any room or executive suite. Because demand is high and quantities limited, we recommend ordering soon to avoid possible disappointment. We combine shipping on multiple items whenever possible.


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  • Stoneridge Engineering LLC is the premiere source for the most beautiful Captured Lightning® sculptures in the world!

  Gallery 2: Styles 21 - 53
 
NOTE: Please read ordering information BEFORE you order!

12 x 4 x 1/2 Inch "Long John", Horizontal Edge Dendritic
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3" Cubes
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4" Star, Center Branched
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  Style 21A
4 x 12 x 0.5 inch "Long John", Style 21A
Individually cut and polished from cast acrylic sheet, so exact dimensions will vary slightly (+/- 1/16") from piece to piece.  Note that discharges in some sculptures may not fully extend to one or both far ends or to all corners, and discharges may not be fully symmetric. We recommend using our 12 inch wide model GAB1212L black-anodized aluminum light base with cool white LED's. Another lighting option (especially for displaying vertical edge dendritic sculptures in the upright position) is the 4 inch wide model GSB1204L light base. Both bases are available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.

  Style 21A Sculpture: $140
Discharge Type:
  Matching 12 inch wide black-anodized aluminum
light base with cool white LED's. The front surface measures 12" x 2", and the suggested maximum plaque size is 9" x 1.5".
Model GAB1212L: $95
Power Option:
Matching 4 inch wide black-anodized aluminum
light base with cool white LED's.
Model GSB1204L: $45
Power Option:

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  Style 22
Three-Inch Cube
Massive, sparkling 3" x 3" x 3" "Lightning Cube" specimens, carefully irradiated on all six sides to create a nearly cube-shaped internal discharge region. Individually cut and polished from 3-inch thick cast acrylic sheet, so dimensions will vary slightly (+/- 1/16") from piece to piece. Be sure to click on above image to see larger images with various lighting options.

Bases that will work in lower ambient lighting conditions include the 
CR35MC multicolor light base, or ROT45MC rotating multicolor light base.  For brighter locations, we suggest the 9-LED BD753MC color-changing base, the  LM2690 wood light base with natural white LED's, or the LM2699 rosewood base with natural white LED's. Click here to see a Style 22 sculpture on an ROT45MC rotating multicolor light base under low ambient lighting with a dark background.

AC adapters for the ROT45MC, BD753MC,  and BD754W bases are available only for 120 volt North American/US power.
However, the ROT45MC can be operated off three AA batteries (but does not rotate in order to extend battery life). The other bases are available with 120/240 volt AC adapters for North American/US, EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power options.



Style 22 Sculpture: $225
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  Style 23 - Back in stock now!
4 Inch Lightning Star
4" x 3/4" "Lightning Star". Most specimens have main discharge from near the center of the sculpture or from one or more inside corners.  Click on the above image to typical discharge appearance and larger images. We recommend illuminating using the BD985MC or CR35MC multicolor light base. This base is available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.


  Style 23
Sculpture: $40
Discharge Type:
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Lich Bricks

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2" Spheres
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Style 25
Massive 2 x 3 x 6 Inch "Lich Brick"
These are massive polished brick-like figures that contain beautiful 3D multi-layer discharges. Individually cut and polished from 2-inch thick cast acrylic sheet, so dimensions will vary slightly (+/- 1/16") from piece to piece. Measures approximately 3" x 6" x 2" . Please specify whether a Vertical Windblown Lightning, Horizontal Windblown Lightning, or Acacia Tree discharge is preferred. Click on the above image to see larger images of various discharge options. Matching lighted bases are sold separately. For horizontal orientation, the preferred base is the LM2689 with natural white LED's with either a gloss black or satin black finish. We can also provide blue or white LED's in our four-inch wide DK40x75 natural walnut light base. For vertical/upright sculpture orientation, our DK25x75 natural walnut light base with white or blue LED's is ideal. All bases are available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.

Style 25 Sculpture: $250
Discharge Type:
6-inch Wide base available in
Gloss Black or Satin Black: $46
(for Horizontal Sculpture Display)
Base Finish:
Power Option:

4-inch Wide Natural Walnut Light Base: $66
(for Horizontal Sculpture Display)
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2.5-inch Natural Walnut Light Base: $48
(for Vertical Sculpture Display)
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Style 29
Two inch "Ball Lightning" sphere
Crystal clear, these beautiful polished spheres contain multiple curving 3D discharges. Some discharges may go partially through the center as well. When supported by an acrylic ring (included), light can be directed from below by one of our many multicolor or white LED light bases.  Be sure to click on the image above to see larger images with various lighting options. For multicolor/color changing effects in subdued lighting, we recommend using the BD985MC small battery-powered multicolor base,  CR35MC leaded crystal light base, ROT45MC rotating multicolor light base. For brighter rooms, we recommend the 9-LED BD753MC multicolor base or a base with natural white LED's such as the LM2690LM2692,LM2699  wood light bases or the BD753W base with cool white LED's.

AC adapters for the ROT45MC and BD753MC light bases are available only for US power.
However, the ROT45MC can be operated off three AA batteries (but it does not rotate in order to extend battery life). All other recommended bases are available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU adapter power options.

Please note: Spheres should not be left in direct sunlight or illuminated by nearby halogen lights since bright light focused by the sphere may cause excessive heating and damage to nearby objects. 

Style 29 Sculpture: $75
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3" Spheres
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2 x 2 x 1.7 Prisms
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Styles 47 (2.5") and 30 (3.0")
2.5 and 3 Inch "Ball Lightning" spheres
These larger "Ball Lightning" spheres are similar to our Style 29 two inch spheres, but oh, what a difference the larger size makes! Created from polished crystal-clear optical acrylic. When supported by an acrylic ring (included), light can be directed from below by one of our many multicolor or white LED light bases. Be sure to click on above image to see larger images with various lighting options. For multicolor color changing effects in locations with subdued lighting, we recommend using the BD985MC small batter-powered multi-color base, CR35MC leaded crystal light base, or the ROT45MC rotating light base. For brighter rooms, we recommend the 9-LED BD753MC color-changing base, the LM2692 or LM2699 bases with natural white LED's, or the  BD753W light base with cool white LED's. AC adapters for the ROT45MC and BD753MC are only available for US power. However, the ROT45MC can be operated off three AA batteries (but it does not rotate in order to extend battery life).  All other recommended light bases are available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.

Please note: Spheres should not be left in direct sunlight or illuminated by nearby halogen light sources. Light is focused by the sphere, and may cause excessive heating and damage to nearby objects.
 
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Style 47 Sculpture: $130
Style 30 Sculpture: $175
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Style 31 - Discontinued
These sculptures were made from a batch of custom-fabricated acrylic, and they measure approximately 2" x 2" x 1.7". All prisms contain more complex 3D discharges.  Since we have sold out, this style is being discontinued. A few left over factory 2nd Specimens may be available. We recommend using the BD753MC or CR35MC multicolor light base, or the ROT45MC rotating multicolor light base. Other options include bases with natural white LED's such as the LM2690 or LM2699 wood light base. AC adapters for the BD753MC and ROT45MC are available only for US power. However, the ROT45MC can be operated off three AA batteries (but it does not rotate in order to extend battery life). All other recommended bases are available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.

Style 31 Sculpture
(Discontinued - we may have a few Factory 2nd Specimens left)
Style 35
8" x 3/4" Outline of the USA. All specimens self-discharged at various locations.


Style 35: $85
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Style 38, 12 x 16 x 1 Inch 2D Sculpture, Full Discharge
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Style 39A Specimen A

Style 39A (typical)
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Matrixed LightningLog-Spiral

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Style 38
12 x 16 x 1 Inch Museum-Size
These magnificent museum-size specimens are stunning in size and beauty. They are prized by discriminating collectors and institutions. They are created inside individually cut and polished pieces of cast acrylic, so exact dimensions may vary slightly from piece to piece. "Full Discharge" trees extend to the top edge, while some tips of "Partial Discharge" sculptures do not extend to the top edge, and appear more organic. Click on the above image to see examples of full and partial discharge sculptures we have in stock. Sculptures and bases are ordered separately.

Our matching custom natural walnut lighted bases come with a professional satin finish and are available with a variety of LED color options. Click on the above image for more product details and images of our current inventory. Light bases (below) are available with cool white, natural white, or "Electric Blue" LED's and are provided with 120 volt power adapters that work with North American/US, 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options. White LED's are suggested for locations with higher ambient light levels (such as offices). Click on the above image to see and order a specific specimen from our current inventory. Bases can be provided in other LED colors on a custom basis - contact us for details. 


Style 38 Sculpture: $650 
Discharge Type:
 

12" Wide Custom Walnut Light Base (sold separately) with "Electric Blue" or White LED's, and a variety of 120 and 240 volt power adapter options.

Model DK120x100 Lighted Base: $168
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Styles 38A and 39A
12 x 16 x 3/4 Inch
18 x 24 x 3/4 Inch
These were actually created as an experiment many years ago. All specimens self-discharged from multiple edge and interior locations as they were being irradiated. These are among some of the most complex and interesting specimens we've ever made - with a complex combination of dendritic and chaotic discharges. Click on above image to see photos of various Style 39A specimens in stock. Our style 38A specimens have similar patterns, but no photos are currently available.

We can also provide black anodized brushed aluminum bases with cool white LED's in 12" and 16" widths for Style 38A sculptures, or 18" width for Style 39A sculptures.

AC power adapters are normally provided for 120 volts that work with North American/US power. Bases can  be optionally ordered with a 120/240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter.

Style 38A: 12" x 16" x 3/4" Large Panel: $599
Select 12" or 16" wide base (below)
Style 38A Sculpture: $599
Matching 12 inch wide black-anodized aluminum
light base with cool white LED's. The front surface
measures 12" x 2", and the suggested maximum plaque
size is 9" x 1.5". Model GAB1912L: $95
Power Option:
Matching 16 inch wide black-anodized aluminum
light base with cool white LED's. The front surface
measures 16" x 2". Suggested maximum plaque
size is 13" x 1.5".  Model GAB1916L: $115
Power Option:

Style 39A: 18" x 24" x 3/4" Very Large Panel: $750
Use 18" wide base (below)

Matching 18 inch wide black-anodized aluminum
light base with cool white LED's. The front surface
measures 18" x 2". Suggested maximum plaque
size is 15" x 1.5".  Model GAB1918L: $125
Power Option:
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Looking for something very special?
High-End masked 2D and 3D sculptures
We have a variety of state-of-the-art experimental sculptures. See our High-End page to see the type of sculptures. Because we have limited quantities, please inquire about pricing and availability of these gorgeous specimens. 
3" Disk
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4" Disks
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2.5" Magnabrites

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Style 43
3 x 3/4 Inch Disk
3" x 3/4" disk with 3/4" flat. Specimens are discharged from the flat edge. Click on above image for various discharge options and larger images. For rooms with subdued lighting, we recommend illuminating with the BD985MC, or CR35MC multi-color base, or the ROT45MC rotating multicolor light base. For brighter rooms, we recommend the BD753MC multi-color base with nine LED's, or the LM2690 or LM2692 wood light base with natural white LED's. The AC adapter for the ROT45MC is available only for US power. However, the ROT45MC can be operated off three AA batteries (but it does not rotate in order to extend battery life). The other recommended light bases are available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.

  Style 43 Sculpture: $50
Discharge Type:
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Style 44
4 x 3/4 Inch Disk
4" x 3/4" disk with 1" flat. All specimens are edge discharged from the flat edge.  Click on above image for various discharge options and larger images. For rooms with subdued lighting, we recommend illuminating with the BD985MC, or CR35MC multicolor base, or the ROT45MC rotating multicolor light base. For brighter rooms, we recommend the BD753MC multi-color base with none LED's, or the LM2690 or LM2692 wood light base with natural white LED's. The AC adapter for the ROT45MC is available only for US power. However, the ROT45MC can be operated off three AA batteries (but it does not rotate in order to extend battery life). The other recommended light bases are available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.


Style 44 Sculpture: $75
Discharge Type:
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Style 45
2.5 Inch Magnabrite
®
These started out as 2.5 inch Magnabrite® light capturing magnifiers. These precision optical elements are simply incredible - with two discharge layers and bridging discharges linking them! Tree-like branching discharges grow from the lower radiating discharge. Be sure to click on above image to see larger images with various lighting options. For brighter locations, we recommend illuminating these with the 7-LED CR35MC leaded-crystal, or the 9-LED BD753MC color-changing base. Bases with natural white LED's include the LM2690 or  LM2692 for higher ambient lighting conditions (such as commercial offices). For more subdued lighting locations, the BD985MC small battery-powered multi-color base or the ROT45MC rotating multicolor light base work well.  The AC adapter for the ROT45MC and BD753MC are available only for US power. However, the ROT45MC can be operated off three AA batteries (but it does not rotate in order to extend battery life). All other recommended bases are available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.

We also suggest ordering a round walnut base to cradle and prevent scratching the bottom of your sculpture. See a short video clip of a Style 45 sculpture on an ROT45MC Light Base..

Style 45 Sculpture: $135


  Base45BW Walnut Ring for Style 45: $7


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3.5" Magnabrites
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Style 53 Captured Lightning Cylinders

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Style 46
3.5 Inch Magnabrite
®
These started out as 3.5 inch Magnabrite® light capturing magnifiers. These precision optical elements were part of an experimental run, so there are only a limited number in existence. And, they really have to be seen to be believed! Be sure to click on above image to see larger images with various lighting options.

We offer two discharge types. A "single layer" discharge has a single tree-like discharge that begins at the base and branches to a curved discharge layer about 1/2" below the curved top surface. This allows the Magnabrite to still be used as a functional magnifier.  The "dual-layer" discharge type has two layers - a flat layer near the base and a curved layer above. The dense lower discharge layer adds to the complexity of the discharges, but it makes using the sculpture as a magnifier more difficult.

We also suggest getting a round walnut ring to cradle your sculptures. The ring helps to prevent your Magnabrite from becoming accidentally scratched. Due to its larger diameter, the walnut ring may not be usable with smaller light bases such as the CR35MC. Optional polyurethane protectors are included to protect top surface of light base and bottom of sculpture or ring. 

For subdued lighting areas, we recommend illuminating with the 
ROT45MC multicolor base. For brighter areas, we suggest the LM2692  light base with natural white LED's or the CR35MC multicolor crystal base. The Style 46 will slightly overhang the CR35MC base, but otherwise looks beautiful when illuminated by the brighter LED's in this base. AC adapters for the ROT45MC are available only for US power. However, the ROT45MC can be operated off three AA batteries but the turntable does not rotate in order to extend battery life. The LM2692 and CR35MC are available with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.

Style 46 Sculpture: $230
Sorry - single-layer dendritic is out of stock!
Discharge Type:

Round Walnut Ring for Style 46: $12

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Style 53
2 x 6 Inch Cylinders

These are stately 2" diameter Captured Lightning cylinders approximately 6" long.  Some sculptures were rotated as they were being irradiated in order to generate a cylindrical layer of charge deep inside.  When discharged, the sparks followed the cylindrical charge layer, creating a hollow cylinder of captured lightning that is magnified by the cylindrical shape of the sculpture.

For subdued lighting locations, we recommend using the 
CR35MC or ROT45MC multicolor light bases. For brighter locations, we suggest using the BD753MC multicolor base with nine LED's, or LM2690 or LM2692 wood light bases with an array of five natural white LED's.

AC adapters for the ROT45MC and BD753MC are available only for North American power.
However, the ROT45MC can be operated off three AA batteries but the turntable does not rotate in order to extend battery life. All of the other bases can be supplied with 120 volt AC adapters for North American/US customers, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options for our international customers.






  Style 53 Sculpture: $125
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Style 84
6 x 6 x 1 Inch TWO-LAYER Sculptures

This is a brand new style that was created during our 2015 production run. Gorgeous 6 x 6 x 1" sculptures with polished edges and TWO interacting charge layers separated by about 1/2". They were created by passing specimens through the electron beam on one side, flipping them over, and passing them through the beam once again. This created two separate charge layers, each  about 1/4" below the major surfaces.

The doubly-charged specimens were then carefully discharged, either along an edge or in the center of one face. This created a pair of discharge layers linked by hundreds/thousands of smaller discharges that fill the gap between the major layers. The resulting 3D discharge structure is extremely difficult to photograph, but is infinitely detailed and incredibly beautiful.  

We recommend lighting these gorgeous specimens with our custom 6 inch wide natural walnut bases with cool white, natural white, or "electric blue" LED's (see below). These bases are also available, via special order, with red, green or yellow LED's. Contact us for details. Bases are available with 120 volt AC adapters for use with North American/US power, or 240 volt EC (Europlug), UK, or AU power adapter options.


Style 84 Two-Layer Sculpture: $145

Discharge Type:
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