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    Can someone name this Fiber Optic?

    Started by Lamp Addict in Collecting. Last reply by andy ross 5 hours ago. 5 Replies

    Can someone name this Fiber Optic please?Continue

    Schylling and Lava Lamp's Future

    Started by Ryan in General Goo. Last reply by Chris 21 hours ago. 11 Replies

    I haven't posted here in quite some time, so I apologize if this has already been discussed. Is it just me or does it seem like Schylling is running Lava Lamp into the ground? The Lava Lamp website shows pretty much every product out of stock. I see that Schylling offers some lava lamps on their website, but the selection isn't that big. Moreover, Spencer's isn't offering many lava lamp selections on their website either. I would love to hear more input on this.Continue

    Tags: Schylling

    Best homemade liquid/wax recipe?

    Started by Fin Crowe in General Goo yesterday. 0 Replies

    I've been thinkin' a lot about making my own goo for a while. I have seen a few recipes floating around, but I would like to know if y'all have any really good ones.Continue

    Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?

    Started by lampfancy in Problems & Questions. Last reply by BR4X yesterday. 3 Replies

    I touched on this in another thread, but with that now ‘buried’ thought it might be worth starting a separate thread for this issue.

 I recently swapped the master-fluid between two Astro bottles a blue/ pink and violet/ turquoise, so now have a violet/pink and blue/ turquoise - since the swap though both bottles now seem to have flow issues, namely that wax tends to stick around the sides of the bottle particularly towards the bottom, creating a sort of ‘tide line’ around the base and…Continue

    Any solution to this flow issue?

    Started by Kyle S in Problems & Questions yesterday. 0 Replies

    Hi all,I have a 90s USA lamp with some strange flow. I have uploaded photos below;The majority of the melted wax tends to stay in a dome at the bottom, while releasing little "bubbles". It stays at the bottom the entire time, even though there is still some minimal flow. I tilt it side to side, and the wax at the bottom moves around- it's almost like the wax stays with the coil.The issue may not be the heat output.. I leave it on for 4 hours and it flows this way. I left it on overnight, and it…Continue

    New to the group

    Started by John in Collecting. Last reply by John yesterday. 12 Replies

    Not  new to lava lamps. I remember them from when I was a kid and though I never had one I always wanted one and now I'm decorating my house with a 70s theme I'd like to find a lamp (Or perhaps a few) lamps manufactured from 1970-1980. How does one accurately determine the age of a lamp that is not dated? Is there an easy and accurate way to determine dates of manufacture? I will need to limit my choices to those $100 or less.Continue


    Started by Tevfik Dogruman in Collecting. Last reply by Tevfik Dogruman yesterday. 3 Replies

    I decided to make a glitter lamp this weekend. I did a research on the glitter lamp first on the internet. I did not come across much information. There are generally two practices (methods). 1. FREON, whose chemicals are now prohibited and not manufactured. 2. Saturated calcium chloride or calcium nitrate solution. Along with these two, not much mentioned glycerine + water, perchlorethylene + mineral oil.First I tried to do it with calcium chloride. Really troublesome method (for me). If a…Continue

    Tags: custom, lamp, glitter, Glitter

    .2 microns filter paper

    Started by Michael Strong in Problems & Questions on Sunday. 0 Replies

    Hi so I bought a Büchner funnel to filter my lamps, but I'm having trouble looking for a .2 microns filter paper. The lowest I've seen on Amazon are 1 microns. I don't know if that will work. Anyone here that's used a Büchner funnel know where to get a .2 microns filter paper. Preferably 75 mm in diameter.Continue

    Ways to make a lava lamp less light?

    Started by Dee Pocha in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Claude J on Sunday. 7 Replies

    I know it seems counterintuitive, but I have a lamp with white wax and clear fluid that I would like to light from the back with RGB LED lights instead. The lightbulb inside is pretty bright, but I need it to warm the globe to make the lava flow. If I were to add the RGB lighting behind it, the existing light coming from the lamp would cancel out the coloured lighting. Is there any way to make my existing bulb dimmer while still having it function properly as a warmer?Continue

    Lunar Phases running after turned off

    Started by Keith in General Goo on Saturday. 0 Replies

    When I turned off my lamp the other night it looked more "moonish" than when on.  It is a really bright color actually, but looks so cool when just turned off.  I may get a ceramic reptile heater so I can run it this way!Continue

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    Looking for icon series toppers . I have Alien , need any of the others . Thanks.   Rob

    re-doing my lamp set up part 2

    Posted by Cate Smith on March 22, 2021 at 5:00pm 5 Comments

    first off sorry its been so long since my last blog post all my teachers have decided to drown me in work. I've decided that i'm going to go with spot 2 but I'm keeping the owl painting. thanks for your guys' suggestions. Also originally I wanted…


    Re doing my lamp set up

    Posted by Cate Smith on March 12, 2021 at 3:26pm 8 Comments

    My current lamp set up isn’t much of a set up as it’s just 3( of six because I don’t have room for the rest)lamps siting in a cluster on my vanity/desk. But I’ve decided to change this because a it will look better and b I would like to be able…



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