LED Hula Hoop Product Review Guide

LED Hula Hoop Product Review Guide

A great way to add some extra excitement to your ‘Hula Hooping’ is by using a dazzling, brightly glowing LED Hula Hoop. These ‘futuristic’ Hula Hoops utilize some of the latest technology such as programmable software, USB adaptability and wireless remote controls to help you put on an amazing fluorescent display of lights and patterns every time you swirl your hoop.

There is a huge selection of different LED Hula Hoops available out there on the market so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list detailing the features of some of the very best. With a wide variety of different manufacturer’s and customizable options to choose from, there is guaranteed to be a LED Hula Hoop to suit people of any age, shape or size.

Best LED Hula Hoops

Atomic Evoke – by Astral Hoops

The Atomic Evoke LED Hula Hoop is the 4th generation model from Astral Hoops and was specifically designed for the more serious and professional ‘Hoopers’. Professional performers have used the Atomic Evoke to captivate audiences on entertainment stages all over the world. With over 165 mode selections and preset functions to choose from, you are guaranteed to find the perfect light patterns and displays to compliment your LED Hula Hooping routine.

Specifications & Features

Manufacturer: Astral Hoops

Price: $339 + shipping (with coupon code: Isabel)

Sizes: 13″-45″ inside diameter

Tubing: 5/8″, 3/4″ [Polypro], 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″ [HDPE]

Weight: ~8 ounces (30″ ID, 5/8″ PP, light battery option)

Availability: Now, 1-3 weeks build time.

Seamless LED’s (no gap): YES (on models other than 5/8 tubing)

Favorite Mode Save: YES

Adjustable Brightness: YES

Pattern Customizability: LOW – You can customize presets with modes to create custom light shoes, however you cannot customize he actual light patterns.

Warranty: 1 Year

Remote Control: NO

Removable Battery (can keep extras handy): NO

Mode Selection: Select from 165 different modes. Access favorite modes quickly with preset feature. Cycle through presets or mode sets at 10s or 30s intervals using scan feature. Two random pattern generation modes.

HELIX – by Proton Labs

The Helix LED Hula Hoop by Proton Labs boasts some amazing features that will allow you to customize your performance and put on a dazzling light display. This LED Hula Hoop is designed with 256 preset functions, a custom designed graphics processor, 3 different shuffle modes that fade into new patterns while you swirl, and a sophisticated energy management system that gives you a massive 10 hours of battery life! Proton Labs claim that their Helix LED Hoops actually spin 4 times faster than similar LED Hula Hoops on the market so they guarantee an amazing light show whenever their hoops are spinning.

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Specifications & Features

Manufacturer: Proton Labs

Price: $360 + shipping (with $40 off sale)

Sizes: 26″-36″ inside diameter

Tubing: 3/4″ Polypro, 3/4″ HDPE

Weight: ~11.2 ounces (31″ ID PP)

Availability: Now, 1-4 weeks build time

Seamless LED’s (no gaps): NO

Favorite Mode Save: NO

Adjustable Brightness: NO

Pattern Customizability: Yes (using PC software only)

Warranty: 1 Year

Remote Control: NO

Removable Battery (can keep extras handy): NO

Mode Selection: Select from 200+ modes. Edit modes using the included PC software. Several random mode cycle options available.

SYNTH – by LED Artistry

The Synth LED Hula Hoop by LED Artistry has some cool in-built features that have been preset by the manufacturers to enhance your performance. These preset features allow you to create a variety of wild shapes and patterns with total ease. With 160 different settings to choose from, you can easily create a variety of glowing shapes such as hearts, flowers and even a half-moon! This Hula Hoop comes with a unique feature that allows you to program and preset your Hula Hoop to randomly skip through a series of different shapes, colors and patterns while you swirl.

Specifications & Features

Manufacturer: LED Artistry

Price: $325 + shipping

Sizes: 30″, 33″, 34″, 37″ outside diameter

Tubing: 3/4″ Polypro, 3/4″ HDPE

Weight: ~11.7 ounces (32″ ID PP)

Availability: Preorder via email, build time 2-5 months

Seamless LED’s (no gaps): YES

Favorite Mode Save: YES

Adjustable Brightness: YES

Pattern Customizability: Low. Can customize favorite banks with modes to create custom light shows. No customizations of the actual light patterns.

Warranty: 1 Year

Remote Control: NO

Removable Battery (can keep extras handy): NO

Mode Selection: Select from 160 modes. Random function cycles through all pattern modes at adjustable intervals.

FUTURE HOOP by Mood Hoops

The Future Hoop made by Mood Hoops is capable of generating an impressive number of mesmerizing shapes and patterns – allowing you to put on an equally impressive light show display. The Future Hoop by Mood Hoops has special built-in modes and functions that can produce thousands of different color, pattern and shape combinations on demand.

Another great feature of the Future Hoop Hula Hoop is the strategic use of rechargeable batteries. Mood Hoops will supply you with 4 high quality, long-lasting lithium-ion batteries PLUS a charger. The ‘Future Hoop’ is designed to operate using only 1 Lithium-ion battery – leaving you 3 spare and fully charged batteries to interchange at your will.

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Specifications & Features

Manufacturer: Mood Hoops

Price: $299 + shipping (for basic model)

Sizes: 30″, 33″, 34″, 37″ outside diameter

Tubing: 3/4″ Polypro, 3/4″ HDPE

Weight: ~11.7 ounces (32″ ID PP)

Availability: Now 5 day build time

Seamless LED’s (no gaps): YES

Favorite Mode Save: YES

Adjustable Brightness: YES

Pattern Customizability: Low. Can customize favorite banks to create custom light shows.

Warranty: 1 Year

Remote Control: NO

Removable Battery (can keep extras handy): NO

Mode Selection: Select from 160 modes. Random function cycles through all pattern modes at adjustable intervals.

PHEONIX & PHEONIX HD HOOPS – by SpinFX

Take your Hula Hooping to the ‘next level’ with the Phoenix & Phoenix HD by SpinFX. These futuristic LED Hula Hoops are some of the most advanced LED Hula Hoops available. The Phoenix Hoops are completely programmable and have amazing some unique features including the ability to display custom graphics, text or logos. The SpinFx Team has used cutting-edge technology when making the Phoenix Hoops and we have listed a few of these brilliant technological features below:

· A USB interface for updating software, adding new patterns and designs, advanced pattern configuration options and charging.

· Bluetooth capabilities for remote control (Android only)

· The ability to Synch your performance with other Phoenix Hoop users.

· Easily charged with any micro USB cable (Cable comes included with purchase)

· High quality, rechargeable long lasting Lithium-ion batteries.

· A large library of preloaded images PLUS simple instructions given on how to create your own.

Specifications & Features

Manufacturer: SpinFX [formerly Hoop Daddy]

Price: $399 & $425 + shipping

Sizes: UNKNOWN

Tubing: UNKNOWN

Weight: ~11.5 oz (33″)

Availability: Late 2013 (Projected), build time unknown

Seamless: NO

Favorite Mode Save: UNKNOWN

Adjustable Brightness: YES

Pattern Customizability: Very high. Extremely powerful customization features allow you to create original light patterns. These can be uploaded to the hoop using any computer.

Warranty: 1 Year

Remote Control: YES

Removable Battery: (can keep extras handy): NO

Mode Selection: Choose from 200+ modes. Create your own modes and upload to the hoop via USB. Random function cycles through all modes.?

THE PHOTON HOOP – by The Battery Dude

The Photon Hoop has a selection of different options to help you put on a varied display of different images, patterns, shapes, colors and time modes. The Battery Dude’s CEO Daniel Rogers is very approachable to work with you on any ideas you may have and has said, “I strongly believe in and practice a high level of customer service and customer appreciation. I’m very easy to reach by phone, email, or Facebook at anytime and am happy to answer any questions you may have.”

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The Photon comes equipped with some very cool features including:

· A battery gap free design,

· 705 different modes (including 225 intricate and complex patterns PLUS 480 solid FX patterns),

· Custom modes available on request

· Themed mode banks available for purchase

· A variety of different sizes available upon request.

Specifications & Features

Manufacturer: Battery Dude

Price: $350 + shipping

Sizes: 30″, 32″, 33″, 35″

Tubing:

Weight: ~11.5 oz (33″)

Availability: Fall 2013 (projected), build time unknown

Seamless: YES

Favorite Mode Save:

Adjustable Brightness:

Pattern Customizability:

Warranty:

Remote Control:

Removable Battery: (can keep extras handy): NO

Mode Selection: Projected to include 500 modes.

THE KINETIC HOOP – by Electriclifestylz

The Kinetic Hoop was designed by Electricliestylz to be the first affordable (to the general public) Hula Hoop with LED technology and programmable software capabilities. This very affordable – yet very impressive LED Hula Hoop can cycle through 40 different modes every 10-12 sec; changing randomly through different color combinations with each new change in mode to produce a constantly changing display of fluorescent lights and patterns. The Kinetic Hoop is available in 3 different models including the STANDARD, REMOTE and MINIS. All models come fully equipped with either the base programming by the manufacturer or customized programming requested by you.

Specifications & Features

Manufacturer: Electric Lifestylz

Price: $399 & $425 + shipping

Sizes: UNKNOWN

Tubing: UNKNOWN

Weight: ~11.5 oz (33″)

Availability: Late 2013 (Projected), build time unknown

Seamless: NO

Favorite Mode Save: UNKNOWN

Adjustable Brightness: YES

Pattern Customizability: Very high. Extremely powerful customization features allow you to create original light patterns. These can be uploaded to the hoop using any computer.

Warranty: 1 Year

Remote Control: YES

Removable Battery (can keep extras handy): NO

Mode Selection: Choose from 200+ modes. Create your own modes and upload to the hoop via USB. Random function cycles through all modes.?