Disco Balls

Disco balls are slightly different to mirror balls, though they are widely known by the same term by many people.

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  1. Silver Glitter Mirror Ball - 20cm
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    Regular Price £20.99 Special test Price £14.69
    Silver Glitter Mirror Ball - 20cm
    • 20cm reflective disco ball
    • Built-in metal safety loop to mount on hooks
    • Several silver mirror segments that reflect light
    • Ideal when used with spotlights for a sparkling effect
    • Suitable for events in small venues and house parties
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  2. Glitter Mirror Ball 20cm with Motor
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    Glitter Mirror Ball 20cm with Motor
    • 20cm mirror reflective ball kit
    • Included motor with a mains-powered design
    • Perfect when used with spotlights and smoke machines
    • Suitable for small parties and discos at home
    • Chain-and-hook connection for simple set up
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  3. Silver Glitter Mirror Ball, 30cm
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    Silver Glitter Mirror Ball, 30cm
    • Silver 30cm mirror ball
    • Integrated mounting loop for increased safety
    • Multiple segments of polished mirrors spread across the ball
    • Best effect is achieved using an external spotlight and smoke machine
    • Ideal for discos and parties at home or in small venues
    Regular Price £43.99 Special test Price £40.00
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  4. Max Magic Jelly Ball LED Disco Ball Light
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    Max Magic Jelly Ball LED Disco Ball Light
    • LED disco ball light
    • Automatic light displays for plug-and-play functionality
    • 6x 1W RGBAW-UV LEDs for several colour options
    • Ideal when used with a smoke or haze machine
    • Suitable for house parties and events in small venues
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  5. BeamZ MB30 Silver Glitter Mirror Ball, 30cm
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    BeamZ MB30 Silver Glitter Mirror Ball, 30cm
    • 30cm/12-inch disco mirror ball
    • For medium to large venues
    • Pre-fitted eye-bolt for ceiling fixing
    • Glass mirror tiles
    £61.99
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  6. BeamZ JB90R Mini Star Ball - DMX LED Disco Ball
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    BeamZ JB90R Mini Star Ball - DMX LED Disco Ball
    • Jelly ball light for small parties
    • Room-filling effect from the spherical shape
    • Simple plug-and-play operation without any other equipment needed
    • DMX compatible for full control over the light output
    • Controlled via IR remote or the LCD display menu
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  7. Silver Glitter Mirror Ball - 10cm
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    Silver Glitter Mirror Ball - 10cm
    • Reflective 10cm disco ball
    • Integrated metal safety loop to mount on hooks
    • Lightweight plastic core with multiple polished mirror segments
    • Perfect when used with spotlights and smoke machines
    • Suitable for house parties and small-scale events
    Regular Price £7.00 Special test Price £5.20
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  8. Silver Glitter Mirror Ball - 40cm
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    Regular Price £69.00 Special test Price £61.99
    Silver Glitter Mirror Ball - 40cm
    • 40cm mirror reflective ball
    • Integrated safety loop to mount on hooks
    • Multiple silver mirror sections that reflect light
    • Perfect when used with spotlights and effect lighting
    • Suitable for house parties and events in small venues
    Regular Price £69.00 Special test Price £61.99
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  9. BeamZ Mirror Ball Motor with LED Disco Lights
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    BeamZ Mirror Ball Motor with LED Disco Lights
    • Small mirror ball motor
    • Battery powered design for ease of positioning
    • Integrated hook and chain to attach glitter balls
    • Built-in LEDs to illuminate an attached mirror ball
    • 2kg weight capacity suitable for most 30cm diameter mirror balls
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  10. BeamZ MB30 Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor & 6W LED Spotlight
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    BeamZ MB30 Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor & 6W LED Spotlight
    • 30cm reflective disco ball kit
    • Included mains-powered motor for plug-and-play operation
    • Metal loop and chain for simple installation
    • Included pinspot light with an adjustable bracket
    • Lightweight and compact design, suitable for small parties
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  11. Max Magic Jelly Ball LED Disco Ball Lights, Set of 4
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    Max Magic Jelly Ball LED Disco Ball Lights, Set of 4
    • LED party light package
    • Creates party atmosphere at house parties and small venues
    • Features four disco jelly ball lights with 6x 1W RGBAW-UV LEDs
    • Easy to use with automatic light shows and sound activation mode
    • Lightweight and durable design
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  12. Glitter Mirror Disco Ball 30cm with Motor
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    Glitter Mirror Disco Ball 30cm with Motor
    • Reflective 30cm mirror ball kit
    • Mains-powered motor included with power cable
    • Best utilised with spotlights and smoke machines
    • Perfect for house parties and events in small venues
    • Chain-and-hook connection for simple mounting
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  13. BeamZ MB30 Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor & 6W LED Spotlights
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    BeamZ MB30 Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor & 6W LED Spotlights
    • Mirror disco ball package - 30cm
    • Mains-powered motor supplied to rotate the ball
    • Easy installation with the metal loop and chain
    • Two pinspot lights with adjustable brackets included
    • Compact and lightweight design, ideal for small parties
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  14. Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor & 6W LED Spotlight
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    Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor & 6W LED Spotlight
    • Mirror disco ball package - 30cm
    • White LED pinspot light with an adjustable bracket
    • Continuous mirror ball rotation with the mains-powered motor
    • Included screws and built-in hooks for quick installation
    • Ideal when used with an external smoke machine
    £76.00
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  15. Cheetah Standing Rotating Mirror Ball 15cm with LEDs
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    Cheetah Standing Rotating Mirror Ball 15cm with LEDs
    • 15cm mirror reflective ball package
    • Desktop-mounted motor/stand for continuous rotation
    • Built-in white LEDs that reflect off of the mirror ball
    • Ideal for house parties and table displays
    • Mains powered base with included power adapter
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  16. BeamZ MB30 Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor
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    £70.99
    BeamZ MB30 Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor
    • 30cm mirror disco ball package
    • Mains-powered motor included for constant rotation
    • Built-in metal loop and chain for easy installation
    • Best when used with spotlights and smoke machines
    • Compact and lightweight design, suitable for small parties
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  17. Max Magic Jelly Ball LED Disco Ball Light Pair & Gear Sack
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    £55.00
    Max Magic Jelly Ball LED Disco Ball Light Pair & Gear Sack
    • Disco LED jelly ball package
    • Plastic domes and multiple LEDs
    • Pre-programmed automatic light shows
    • Included carry bag for simple transport and storage
    • Recommended to be used with a smoke machine
    £55.00
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  18. BeamZ MB30 Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor & 10W LED Spotlights
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    BeamZ MB30 Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor & 10W LED Spotlights
    • 30cm silver mirror disco ball kit
    • Supplied motor for continuous mirror ball rotation
    • Chain and hook to connect the ball and motor together
    • Two RGBW pinspot lights included with brackets
    • Compact and lightweight design for ease of transport
    £145.00
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  19. BeamZ MB20 Mirror Ball, 20cm
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    BeamZ MB20 Mirror Ball, 20cm
    • 20cm silver mirror ball
    • Lightweight fire-resistant PVC inner ball
    • Hundreds of polished mirror segments spread across the ball
    • Integrated durable metal mounting loop for installation
    • Perfect when used with spotlights and smoke machines
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  20. BeamZ Mirror Ball Motor
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    BeamZ Mirror Ball Motor
    • Compact motor for mirror balls
    • Mains powered with an included power cable
    • Built-in hook and chain to attach glitter balls
    • Screws included to fasten it to a suitable ceiling surface
    • 2.5kg weight capacity suitable for 30cm diameter mirror balls
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  21. Fuzzix MB30ML 30cm Mirror Disco Ball with Battery LED Motor
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    Fuzzix MB30ML 30cm Mirror Disco Ball with Battery LED Motor
    • 30cm disco ball motor with LEDs
    • Sound activation or auto mode LEDs
    • 3x AA batteries to power
    • Chain for disco ball
    • PVC inner sphere for strength
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  22. Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor
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    £55.00
    Glitter Mirror Ball 30cm with Motor
    • 30cm mirror reflective ball kit
    • Included motor with a mains-powered design
    • Best utilised with external spotlights and smoke machines
    • Perfect for house parties and small-sized events
    • Built-in hooks and included screws for installation
    £55.00
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  23. Cheetah Mirror Ball with 4 Colour Mini Spot Light 6 Inch
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    Cheetah Mirror Ball with 4 Colour Mini Spot Light 6 Inch
    • Compact mirror ball with motor
    • Battery-powered motor for freedom of positioning
    • Included mini spotlight with four coloured filters
    • Simple installation using the provided hooks and brackets
    • Perfect for parties at home and in small venues
    £25.99
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  24. Fuzzix MBM400 Mirror Disco Ball Motor - 10kg Max Load
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    Fuzzix MBM400 Mirror Disco Ball Motor - 10kg Max Load
    • Low noise disco ball motor
    • Supports up to 10KG
    • Dual mounting point for ball and safety cable
    • 3 RPM motor speed
    • Power lead and moulded mains plug
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What's the difference between a disco ball and a mirror ball? It's a question that many have since asked. For both of these lighting effects, there are pros and cons between them both. Here we will explain the specific effects of each device and more importantly how they can be used best in a venue setting.

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Rotating lights are an excellent centrepiece to any celebration when the lights turn into many multiple rays of revolving colour. These systems just need plugging in and switching on, with most light-up disco balls having their own remote control too so you can operate the colours and speeds from a distance. The most noticeable difference between disco and mirror balls is the intensity of the effect which we will cover in the next section.

You’ll notice with mirror balls they are often hung up in the centre of a room, allowing lights to be refracted in every direction. Sometimes though this bounces bright beams of light into the eyes of audiences, their disco counterparts still provide a lot of light but have a much more diffused light effect. This makes the item a slightly more comfortable option for the guests at your party or the audience to your performances.

Mirror balls are attached to a small motor hung on the ceiling which revolves around the ball itself, there is no other electrical element to them. Lights are then directed toward the ball itself, which is totally covered in hundreds of tessellated pieces of reflective material. This method spreads your light effect all across the room in question, a technique that has been in use for decades.

Uses for light-up disco balls

We see a lot of working professionals using this lighting beneath their DJ booths, the DJ booths can be covered in stretchy white lycra or similar material. This translucent cover allows the light effects created by the ball to still be visible, producing an interesting effect that stands out in a crowd. More often than not we see the balls placed right beside DJs to direct the audience's focus to the DJ themselves. Light up disco balls are also an excellent inclusion to any party preparation as they are a quick solution to most poorly lit situations.

They have been a nightlife mainstay for a fairly long time at this stage but we are often seeing these systems used as part of modern home decor. An unanticipated home design trend that claims decorative disco and mirror balls give off the impression that the residents don’t take life too seriously. We even see them used as a quick solution to Christmas decorations, covering the room in lights as opposed to fairy lights, wreaths and other festive items.

On the other hand, mirror balls are now used prominently at weddings with couples holding them in photoshoots, hanging above the altar or even the main dining tables. Many like to hang mirror balls of varying sizes together for a more striking effect or even place a bunch as decoration for the aisles. They also look exceptional when placed inside a tented or marquee based wedding venue, with this much light all around the venue, your pictures will look stunning.

How to place a disco ball correctly?

The electronic aspect of the disco ball light systems limits them to stay near a power source, so are best kept indoors in case of poor weather. The placement of the ball is important, some use them in corners of rooms to highlight where corners are but usually, they are a centrepiece item. Whether they are on a stand or mounted to the ceiling, the best option is to let them rotate and let them deliver their full intended effect.

The placement of your ball is important, but coupling the lighting with a smoke effect of some kind is highly advised. Smoke effects such as haze and fog will make any beams of light created far more visible, a method used by venue staff and pro DJs for decades. Whether you are using a disco or mirror ball you can get even better results by considering a smoke effect.

Where the beams of light still pierce through the smoke, the smoke will highlight the entire length of the light. However, where the balls themselves will be revolving, the smoke embellished beams of light will follow suit providing an amazing lighting effect. If you would prefer light effects beside you, it will always look a lot more cohesive if you have a pair of lighting fixtures at either side of you.

Origins of this light effect

Originally the mirror ball was patented in 1917 and went by the name of a Myriad Reflector, which makes sense due to its multiple instances of light created. Although it took a good fifty years for them to hit their heyday in the 1970s when they became known for their effects during the Motown/disco musical era. Ever since this time the mirror ball has experienced peaks and troughs in popularity, going through a resurgence in the early '00s and is now back again twenty years later.

Disco and mirror balls are popular all year round, but as people get ready for their end of year work parties we see a large rise in orders. This goes to show that people still view these items to be synonymous with celebrations, partying or just generally having fun. There are many choices around this type of item but be sure to order some extras to go with your ball.

This is testament to the global appeal of items like this, of course, the idea has been expanded upon with a more modern touch. Nevertheless, the original myriad reflector model is still hugely sought after and remains globally popular an entire century after conception. The balls that contain their own light source have become just as fashionable and can be used with equal simplicity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are disco balls?

Disco balls, sometimes referred to as mirror balls or glitter balls, are spheres that reflect light in all directions, upgrading a party ambience massively. They first came about in the 1970s for dance parties and have been present in nightclubs and home parties ever since they first emerged.

Their function is to rotate slowly to cause the mirrors to reflect light, typically shone from a spotlight, across the room in lots of small beams. The lighting effects of a disco ball can be further enhanced by using a coloured spotlight to shine on it.

How do you shine a light on a disco ball?

To get the best out of a disco ball, you must shine a spotlight on it at an angle. This can be done by putting the light on a stand, or mounting it on the ceiling near the disco ball. You should choose your colour of choice for the light and make sure that it is bright enough for your room/area.

What is inside a disco ball?

The inside of a disco ball is normally a hollow sphere that is coated in small, flat mirrors. The mirrors are arranged in a pattern on the surface of the sphere so that they reflect light in every direction. The ball is normally suspended from the ceiling of a room and illuminated by a spotlight.

Where should I put my disco ball?

Traditionally, disco balls are placed in the middle of a room hanging from the ceiling, which allows the light to spread evenly across the room.

However, there are other ways to position disco balls. In smaller rooms, disco balls are sometimes better off in the corner rather than in the middle of the room; this allows the light beams to reflect off the walls, which creates a shimmering effect.

Disco balls can also be positioned on a stand or table when using a floor-mounted motor, which can work well for outdoor events or larger spaces where you want it to be visible from multiple angles.

Can you spray paint a disco ball?

No, it is not recommended to spray paint your disco ball. Instead, it would be more practical to use coloured lights, as spray painting the disco ball can damage the ball’s ability to reflect light and even add weight to the ball.

What light is used for disco balls?

Usually, disco balls are illuminated with spotlights and sometimes beam lights. The spotlight can be a standard white colour, or it can be changed to other colours such as red, green or blue, depending on the colours the light can shine.

Some lights that can move with sound/music are popular with disco balls in the modern day, since they can change colour on the beat of a song for instance; this enhances the party atmosphere and can create stunning visual lighting effects.

What is the difference between disco balls and mirror balls?

There is no difference between disco balls and mirror balls - they are the same thing. The term ‘disco ball’ originates from the 1970s, as they were used during the height of the disco era. The term ‘mirror ball’ merely describes a disco ball’s function; it reflects light around a room/space.

That being said, there are also LED disco balls, also referred to as jelly balls, which use built-in LED lights with a sphere and motor to project several light beams around a room or party venue.

Why are disco balls popular?

One reason why disco balls are so popular is because they are visually appealing and add a fun and vibrant atmosphere to any party.

Another reason is because of the nostalgia associated with disco balls. Disco balls first started being used in nightclubs and party settings in the 1970s, which was a time when dance music was on the rise. When people who grew up in the 70s see a disco ball, it brings back all the nostalgic memories of fun and a carefree time in their lives.

How do you clean a disco ball?

Firstly, a soft, dry cloth can help to get rid of any loose debris like dirt or dust. Next, a spray of water and white vinegar should be used with a cloth to help remove any stains or grime on the ball. Make sure that you spray it into the cloth instead of the mirror ball itself, because it could damage the surface.

How heavy are disco balls?

Of course, the weight of a disco ball depends on the size of the disco ball. Typically, the average weight of a disco ball is roughly five pounds. They are usually made from materials like plastic or acrylic, which helps to keep their weight manageable. That being said, there are some disco balls that are made from glass, which can increase their weight.