Star Shower Motion

Star Shower Motion Review: Does it Work?

Star Shower Motion is a laser light projector with moving lights. Does it work? Read my Star Shower Motion review.

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Note: For my 2022 review of the new Star Shower Ultra 9, please see this review, in which I compare the new model to the Star Shower Motion.

Star Shower Motion projects red and green stars onto any surface indoors or outdoors. It can be purchased in stores and online. This link will take you to the latest Amazon and Home Depot listings for it, where you can expect to pay about $30-$50. The official website (discussed below) sells it for $30.

The product website is, which was registered in November 2015. The screen capture below shows the official website in March 2016. As of 2022, the website has been redesigned and the price dropped to $29.99.

Star Shower Motion

What They Claim

  • Can choose to freeze stars in place or have them in motion
  • Weather-proof
  • Projects from 100 yards away and covers 3000 sq. ft.
  • Only comes with red and green stars
  • Designed to save power and work in dark rooms only


Star Shower Motion is a follow-up version of the highly-advertised Star Shower Laser Light which first appeared in mid-2015. Both products project red and green lights onto a surface such as the side of a house, wall, or landscape. The primary difference between the two is that Star Shower Laser Light projected a static array of lights, while Star Shower Motion projects moving lights.

While most reviewers found that the original product worked generally as advertised, there were a number of consumers who suggested that durability was questionable. A rather alarming number of consumers complained that either the green or red light stopped working, and this was never addressed or explained by the company. It is my assumption that these complaints, and the addition of the motion feature is what prompted this follow-up in 2016.

To use Star Shower Motion, you’ll place it in your yard using the included stake. It should be far enough back to project onto your desired surface, and you’ll want to be sure that no objects obstruct the conical beam pattern. There is a sensor which will only allow the product to work in the dark, so using it indoors may be problematic if the lights are on. The cord is only one foot long, so plan on using an extension cord unless it will be positioned right next to an outlet.

The limitation of red and green lights is unfortunate, as it seems to relegate the product to winter holidays. The addition of red, white, and blue would open up more appropriate possibilities for the product to be used for summer holidays. (Note: A later “Star Shower Patriot” did include blue lights) Additionally, to achieve the dramatic results seen in the commercial, you’ll likely need multiple units – which is why they offer multiple units for a discount on the order page.

Star Shower Motion includes a selector switch which allows you to toggle through its color options of green only, red+green, or off. There is no red-only option. There is also a red button that toggles between motion and static lights. When projected onto the side of my house, I found that a single unit was able to cover the entire structure if placed far back enough. It’s an impressive display considering the little amount of effort it takes to set it up.

For some people, the idea of simply projecting a laser display onto their home is a superior option to dragging out a ladder and hanging lights. For that segment of the holiday crowd, products in the Star Shower line may be appealing. Even those who do like to go overboard in decorating may find this to be a nice addition to their arsenal.

When I first evaluated Star Shower Motion back in early 2016, there was an option to add a motion base for indoor use, but this accessory no longer appears on the site or as an option to purchase.

There were some news reports in late 2015 that products such as Star Shower Laser Light could pose a safety risk for pilots. If you live within 10 nautical miles of an airport, you’ll want to be sure the angle of your Star Shower Motion does not point any lasers into the sky.

Video Review

See my hands-on review in the video below.


Ever since the original Star Shower Laser Lights swamped airwaves, a number of similar and competing products have hit the market. You may be interested to peruse the numerous holiday laser lights that are now available. You may be interested in later models of Star Shower, such as the Star Shower Slideshow, reviewed here.

Have you used Star Shower Motion? Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Updated November 2022

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7 years ago

Paid $50.00 for it at Walmart. 5 days later it doesn’t want to move. Starts & stops in fits…Checked at Walmart website and about half of those who bought it proclaim it junk…guess I should have checked before I bought…

Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
6 years ago

Paid $70.00 at Lowe’s worked fine for 2months now nothing.expensive junk.

Robert Ross
Robert Ross
6 years ago


Greg Stevens
Greg Stevens
6 years ago

I ordered 2 Star Showers from a TV ad, using a credit card to pay. I got a phishing e-mail on the same day for the same card. I called the bank and found that I had been charged double the price and would receive 4 units. I had not ordered 4 units, just 2. I called Star Shower Customer support and learned that none of my units would be shipped until January 2018. As I wanted them for Christmas this year, I canceled the entire order. After reading these reviews, I will not be going to Walmart or Target… Read more »