What happened to the Luminator light up footballs TealCo.net used to sell?
TealCo.net used to sell Luminator foam mini-footballs with an LED inside. They were a lot better than the 80’s “glow in the dark” footballs, and they sold like crazy every day… until the manufacturer went out of business. They quit making them, so we had to quit selling them. People would send emails every day, asking when we would have more Luminator football balls, but we didn’t know where to get any to sell!
The emails kept pouring in, day after day, week after week. “When will you have more Luminator footballs for sale???” they said. “When will you have another lighted football like the Luminator for sale?” We searched high and low, but the Luminator brand lighted football toy was nowhere to be found. What could we do?
Why didn’t you just carry some other brand of light-up football or glow in the dark football?
We looked and looked, but the only other lighted footballs we could find were completely unsatisfactory- they were either flimsy, dim, or just stupid. For example, we found one glow in the dark football that had blue LED light on its tips and put it to the test. Unfortunately, since the lights were on the tips of the football, you could only see them if the ball was going directly at you or directly away from you. The football looked cool in the light, but we could barely see it in the dark, so it was no fun to play with. It was more like a big Christmas ornament than a usable night football.
After a lot of unsuccessful searching, we decided to make our own LED-lighted footballs – and they are the best light up, glow in the dark football balls anywhere!
Are these new light-up footballs as much fun as the Luminator football toys were, or the old glow in the dark footballs?
Oh yeah! The Luminator footballs were fun and popular, but they were miniature size, and they were Nerf-like foam. Luminator footballs were fun to play catch with at night, but more suited for children anf not as much fun as throwing a real football. TealCo.net footballs feel JUST LIKE a standard football. A blind person wouldn’t be able to tell one of ours from a Wilson by feeling them! They’re tough like a Wilson, too. Punt, tackle, spike the ball when you score – they can take it! This is not a light up football toy – it’s a real football!
The TealCo Light Up Football ball, and all the other lighted sports balls we sell now, are inflatable; none are foam. They are made of very similar material to the material used in regular balls, and they feel like regular sports balls.
All of our light-up sports balls are also LED-lighted. They are very bright, and very easy to see at night, even from the other end of a football field! LEDs are plastic, not glass, and they don’t have a filament to burn out. They also use a fraction of the electricity that a light bulb uses, so the batteries are smaller and last longer than they would with a regular light bulb. And when the batteries do finally go belly-up, they are cheap and easy to replace. (Batteries are included with all light-up sports balls at TealCo.net.) See Lighted Football Battery-Changing Instructions for help changing the batteries.
We were all incredibly impressed with this football. Even the hardcore skeptic was impressed!
Very cool football!!
Appears to be a great quality. My adult son also had bought a lighted football from another company and this one is much much better. appears to be great quality. My dog sun also have bought a lighted football from another company and this 1 is much much better. Works great and arrived with extra batteries and instructions for changing when needed.
Delivered 2 days early! Packaged nicely and exactly as described. This IS a full-size, full-weight football with a very sticky surface. The illumination is as bright as displayed in the picture! I recommend.
Love the light up football and extra batteries!!!!!!!!!
WOW! have enJOYed endless hours day & night with this fantastic light-up football. The kids brought it for a weekend long scout camp, which was in the mid 40’s & rainy. They played w/ it excessively in those conditions w/ no problems. If a lithium battery product can last all weekend long in cold rain, it’s won my heart! A great product,excellent grip,perfect size. The GLOW it produces is amazing.
Good value. Rugged construction. Easy to grip.
My son was very happy with this ball. He is a 10th grade JV QB. He had a big grin when he lit it up for the first time. It got a thumbs-up from him.
Worked great. Lit up for a night football game and was easy for everyone to see! use it for hours and never stopped working perfectly! Would definitely order again. We even got extra batteries and bulbs with our order.
Item arrived on time and is exactly as described. Football is great! Seller recommended.
Awesome football. Perfect for night football.
This is a great product! Really lights up well, perfect for end of day ball throwing! Sturdy and many batteries come with it, which is really nice.
This is exactly what I was looking for. My 12 year old son can now play football after dinner, (6pm) it gets dark so early.
Very cool purchase. Lights up brightly. Nice feel and grip to it. Bought it for my son, he loves it!
REASONS YOU WANT THIS ONE! I tried EVERY Light Up Football sold on Amazon. 1) The others light up for a SHORT while after BOUNCED but a Football is THROWN. This has an ON/OFF BUTTON. Smart! 2) Absolutely the BRIGHTEST & EVENLY LIT. 3) TOUGH, RIGHT SIZE, & TEXTURE. 4) 10 SPARE BATTERIES! 5) A SPARE REPLACEMENT LIGHT & BUTTON! 6) No other had either & are cheap knock offs.
I am satisfied with this football. It will be fun on the warm summer nights ahead of us.
It’s so hot in late afternoon, thought this would be fun to play with my son (I’m a mom:)) who’s 14 after dark and it’s been a BLAST!! It’s got a tacky feel so easy to catch and the light is awesome..the whole family loves it and we play every night..neighbors have been asking what ball is that??!! Thanks for a great product! Happy Mom
I love this football. I had a child size one when I was younger and never could find an official light up ball to throw at night. It glows very bright. It is very fun to play at night and has been a conversation piece for everyone who has seen it. I would definitely recommend getting one.
Every experience all around was good with them. I emailed them about a question, got an answer back in about 5 minutes. Shipping came like 3 days earlier than the proposed date! THANKS SO MUCH!!! Football is great!!
This light up football is the brightest I have ever owned. I have had other light up footballs that you have to hit or slap to turn on. They are not only dimmer in brightness, but they usually break after using them for a short time. They all fail in comparison to this one. This light up football has a button you depress to turn the light on. To turn it off, you depress it again until it clicks and turns off. The top of this button also has a flat head screwdriver to loosen when its time to replace the batteries. In conclusion, I have never seen or used any other light up footballs that are as bright as this one since June of 2015. If anyone finds a better light up football, please let me know.
Item arrived on time. Just as described. Great feel.
Fast delivery, good product