This is our V4 Deluxe version of our 107mm standard size (International and USA) bocce ball.
The image above shows the Version numbers of the plugs of our product and the years they were introduced. The balls themselves are still made of the same material and are identical to when we first introduced the product all those years ago. Each version of plugs replaced the versions before. V3 and V4 were patented.
For reference as we get asked this question from customers trying to make a buying decision. The Waters Sports Lighted bocce that you see advertised elsewhere online, is not our product. It uses the V1 plugs, we discontinued as you can see above, many years ago. That old design V1 plug is Flashing only and has none of the features of our Rev V4 plugs.
Based on our valued customers feedback, comments and suggestions over more than 15 years, all of those issues we fixed, by totally changing and improving our patented Plugs designs. Yes we did have a V2, V3 and are now at the V4. See below.
- Recessed push button external switch. So it won't bump off when the ball hits the ground
- Plug stays in the ball except to change the batteries
- Plug seals to ball so is sand, grit and water resistant.
- Built in to the switch both Flash OR Non Flash LED function.
- Simple fast battery change. No screwdriver needed.
- New design larger size 50mm target ball with V4 plug.
This set includes ALL of the following.
Set of 8 External Switch Glo lighted bocce balls. Press once for Flashing press again for Static Glo, press once more to turn off.
2 Glow Green, 2 Glow Blue, 2 Glow Red, 2 Glow Yellow
1 50mm (2 inch dia) Glow White jack (pallina). Press once for Flashing press again for Static Glo, press once more to turn off.
Deluxe Nylon carry case with webbing handles, upgraded heavy duty zipper. Extra compartments under lid and on the outside of the bag.
1 set of batteries are preinstalled. Simply unscrew the plugs and pull the tab to connect for the first use.
Instructions and rules of play
Measuring string and Tape measure
The balls are made of a high quality, durable hard plastic material, with the Playaboule logo molded in. Because the balls are translucent the LED light can shine through making the balls flash and glow in the dark. They can be easily seen in the dark from more than 100ft away. Simply press the recessed button to turn the light on/off to activate in flash mode or press again for non flash.
We designed these balls to be pretty close to a solid sphere. But due the plug in the side of course the balls there is weight on one side so they don't roll in a straight line on a hard surface. Not designed to be a replacement for a competition set. Great recreational set and perfect for evening play! At the beach, camping, back yard, etc. When the sun goes down don't stop playing, START playing with this glo bocce ball set. These balls weigh approx 1.25 lbs each, about 2/3rds the weight of a competition bocce ball. This is plenty of heft even for the most aggressive player and has the extra advantage that the balls will not drop dead in very soft sand like a regular bocce ball does.There is a small air pocket/s left inside after molding. A threaded a hole is molded in the side for the LED plug. Being close to solid as possible, these balls are almost unbreakable.!!! You can crash the balls together without fear of damaging the balls or the LED components.
The balls have a 1 year warranty against breakage or cracking. Not covered of course is hitting something harder and than the ball is, like cement, rocks, etc, even then they usually just bounce off. The plugs have a 90 day warranty. The reason for this is that if any problems are going to occur due to manufacturing/assembly, they will be evident, certainly within 90 days. Every plug is tested before packing, issues with the plug are rare. Long term the only issues we hear of are circuit board/battery corrosion, most often because the set is stored with the batteries left in for long periods of storage, damp with plugs not tight, foreign material, sand, water etc entering the plug enclosure because the plugs are not screwed properly creating a seal.
Spare or replacement plugs and batteries are available here. CLICK
Depending on usage, batteries can last 15 hours or more of typical playing times.
Cross Reference for batteries (3 for each ball and 3 for the target ball): LR54 Duracell D189A, Rayovac 189-1, Panasonic LR1130 ANSI/NEDA 1168A, Sony 189, Varta V10GA, GP89A, Vinnic L1131, Maxell LR1130
Shipping Note: If you choose the USPS LRG FRB box option we will break the set/s down and fit into a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Box/s. Delivery 2-3 days and includes Alaska and Hawaii!!!!!
Note- When shipping Internationally, there may additional charges assessed at your end for Import and brokerage fees. This applies especially to orders you choose to ship via UPS. They will charge brokerage fees assessed and must be paid when they deliver to you. Please check your countries import rules and regulations. We recommend USPS.