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Potion Bottle Bubble String Lights

Invented at ThinkGeek

Make your party or your holiday a little more magical

  • A string of seven bubbling potion bottles
  • These potions are not potable
  • A ThinkGeek creation
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Make your party or your holiday a little more magical

Some of our employees here at ThinkGeek World Domination HQ are young enough that they don't remember these on trees from holidays long past. These "bubble lights" were incredibly popular in the 50s and 60s. Basically, the light heats up a little vial of methylene chloride (boiling point 103.3° F) which bubbles away, creating a mesmerizing visual effect.

It's chemistry in action! When they're all bubbling, they remind us of something you might see in a mad scientist's lab. And then we thought, "Wait. It's also like magic." Can't you see some sorcerer or wizard busily brewing a new potion to sell to foolhardy adventurers? So we decided to put our own spin on these by creating our own version with seven little potion bottles bubbling away, perfect for the aspiring magic user.

As with any magical substance, keep these away from pets and small children. Instructions for neutralizing methylene chloride spills are included in case one breaks. The amount of chemical in one bulb is small (specifically 0.09 fl. oz. - not enough to cause serious poisoning), but do not take chemistry lightly.

Product Specifications
  • Potion Bottle Bubble String Lights 
  • A ThinkGeek creation
  • A string of seven bubbling potion bottles
  • Perfect for your favorite potions master
  • Science: the tubes contain methylene chloride, CH2Cl2
  • Clips on the lights' bases allow you to arrange them so they're upright 
  • 5 Watt max candelabra base bulbs
  • Outlet at the end so you can connect them end-to-end
  • Connect up to 12 strings end-to-end (which gives you 84 potions)
  • Materials: Plastic, glass, methylene chloride
  • Care Instructions: Be careful not to break! Instructions are included with the lights for how to safely clean up the substance if the glass cracks.
  • Imported
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" tall base to tip, 4 1/4" total bottle height, 11 1/2 ft. long cord
  • Equipped with overload protection fuse and replacement fuse (125V 5A max)
  • 120V 60Hz 0.29A 35W Type A polarized plug
  • Includes string of lights, replacement fuse, and instructions for neutralizing methylene chloride spills
  • Ages 14+
  • Note: Do not swallow methylene chloride. Avoid skin and eye contact. Do not use near gas or electric heaters, fireplaces, candles, or other sources of heat. Do not use as a nightlight in a child's room.

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