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7 Fun and Educational Light Up Globes Reviewed

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We’ve collected 7 of what we think are the best light up globes and reviewed them so you can easily choose from the winners to keep your children happy and learning about geography (and the cosmos!).

Here they are: the best illuminated globes on the market today, reviewed for you!

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What are the best light up globes?

Here’s our list of the best light up globes for you to choose from:

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USA Toyz LED Illuminated Globe of the World. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This beautiful globe has detailed earth geography, LED globe constellations, and also functions as a plug-in nightlight. A constellation booklet is included for astronomy lovers. The constellation function shows zodiac signs, the earth’s elliptical path, and planetary locations.

Used to teach the geography of the earth, the globe has latitude and longitude, major rivers, deserts, reefs, oceans and seas.

The globe sits on a tip-resistant, durable chrome steel stand, and has 88 constellations, stars, and navigational lines that show up in the dark. A replaceable LED globe light bulb is included and a power cord.

Users love that this globe has the sturdy feel and finish of a nice globe to be used in a classroom, rather than a toy. They also love the light-up feature with the constellations and the constellation booklet.

More Details – USA Toyz LED Illuminated Globe of the World:
  • Package dimensions: 15.43 x 9.76 x 9.69 inches
  • Globe dimensions: 13.5 inches tall (base to top) x 9 inches diameter
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up
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Illuminated Spinning World Globe. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This LED-illuminated, spinning globe features the countries of the world, cities, oceans and waterways. The rotating display attracts even young children to the wonders of geography as it is colorful and vibrant.

The globe lights up to act as a nightlight, showing all 88 constellations including our immediate neighbors in our solar system.

The globe comes with a “Let’s Travel” card game with each card featuring information about one of the world’s 52 most populated countries, such as its capital, population, area etc., and a constellation guide. On the back of each card is the flag of that country.

Users love that the globe spins easily, is a good size for children to be able to carry around, and has a beautiful night setting with the constellations.

More Details – Illuminated Spinning World Globe:

  • Globe dimensions: 11.6 inches high (including stand), 9 inches in diameter
  • Item weight: 3.14 pounds
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World Globes Lamp for Kids. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This desktop world globe has a map scale of 1:55,900,000 and clearly features all continents, major rivers, oceans and countries. The countries are printed in different colors with lettering that is easy to read.

The globe is made of a durable and smooth plastic and is easy for small fingers to spin. The base is made of metal with flannel underneath to avoid scratching furniture and to avoid slipping while rotating.

The blue oceans light up thanks to the LED lamp to see the world’s land boundaries clearly at night time, and acts as a nice nightlight. No batteries needed, as the power plug is included. The globe is beautiful and can sit in a classroom, at home or in the office.

This globe won the Best Homeschool Curriculum and Resources award.

Users love the manageable size of this globe, and the double axes which enable the globe to be rotated in various ways without having to remove it or lift the base.

More Details – World Globes Lamp for Kids:

  • Package dimensions: 12.6 x 9.84 x 9.76 inches
  • Globe dimensions: 12 inches tall (including the stand) x 9 inches diameter
  • Item weight: 2.89 pounds
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World Globe with Illuminated Constellations. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This large globe features each country and body of water as well as constellations and stars that appear when the globe is lit. The large size makes the information easy to see and to read. It doubles as a nightlight or just to teach children about astronomy as well as geography.

The globe’s geography is beautifully represented, showing mountains, deserts, major rivers, etc. A compass is also included with this globe as a bonus. There is also a free digital booklet with games as well as fun facts and information about our world.

The globe rests on a metal base and includes a power cord. This globe is suitable not only for school, but for the home and the office.

Users love that this globe is beautiful to look at, with vivid colors and an overall very good quality. They also love the light-up feature to see the constellations.

More Details – World Globe with Illuminated Constellations:

  • Globe dimensions: 15 inches high (including the stand) x 12.6 inches in diameter
  • Item weight: 4.84 pounds
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Little Experimenter Globe for Kids. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This beautiful globe for younger children shows clearly the Earth’s countries, boundaries, capital cities, deserts, oceans and seas in an easy-to-read text. It also lights up automatically thanks to a hidden sensor that activates as the room darkens.

When the globe is lit, children can see a map of the constellations and other stars. There is a projector feature on the top of the globe that shows a softly lit pattern of a moon and stars in steady color-changing motion.

The globe is made of durable, child-safe materials and comes with a money-back guarantee. The base is wide and is made of plastic.

The light-up feature requires 4 AAA batteries for cord-free convenience (batteries not included).

Users love that the globe is very cute and that it projects stars onto the ceiling. They also love that it’s very durable and can withstand the play of small children!

More Details – Little Experimenter Globe for Kids:

  • Package dimensions: 10.3 x 8 x 8 inches
  • Globe dimensions: 7.8 inches in diameter
  • Item weight: 1.35 pounds
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Replogle Globes Rotating Globe. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This beautiful globe features vibrant colors to facilitate easy reading and learning for children with more than 125 educational drawings of people, landmarks and animals, along with easy-to-read place names.

There are also hidden aquatic animals such as lantern fish, hidden shipwrecks like the Titanic, the Earth’s tectonic plates, the Pacific’s ‘ring of fire’ and more. Children can also find earthquakes, volcanic activity, mountain-building and oceanic trench formations.

The globe comes with an AC adaptor and cord.

Children can hold it in their hands to explore, or leave it to rotate on the base. It also acts as a night light. The rotation and the LED light can be enabled separately.

Users love the design of this globe, and that the LEDs are bright enough to light up the globe during the day as well as at night. Useful for the classroom!

Users also say that children love this globe and are fascinated by its rotation, the lights, and the illustrations.

More Details – Replogle Globes Rotating Globe:

  • Product dimensions: 10.3 x 14.5 x 9.8 inches
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TTKTK Illuminated World Globe. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This antique-style globe looks beautiful in the classroom but also at home or in an office setting or library. The switch-controlled LED lights have it light up to further highlight the countries.

The globe features oceans, seas, US states and capitals, major cities, countries and capitals, islands, and continents. It sits on a beautiful wooden base and serves as a decorative as well as educational piece. An artistic way to teach children about geography.

Users love that this globe adds a touch of ‘old school’ to a room, and that the light-up feature provides a calm light source in the evening.

More Details – TTKTK Illuminated World Globe:

  • Globe dimensions: 11 inches tall (including the stand) x 8 inches diameter
  • Item weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 years and up
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The Best Light Up Globes Reviewed – Thanks For Reading!

Be sure to check out our other great educational prouct review guides, such as our detailed guide on the best kids learning globes and our Oregon Scientific globes review!

Written by Barbara Fernandez

Barbara Fernandez is a languages teacher, performer and online business owner. She has written everything from raw food recipes to parody song lyrics to stories about what it’s like to be a fruit. She now spends most of her time writing, recording, and making delicious food.

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