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    Started by John in Collecting. Last reply by Keith 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

    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

    First year china lamp

    Started by Keith in Collecting. Last reply by Keith 11 hours ago. 4 Replies

    So I found this lamp at Goodwill for $7.00.  I could tell it was a china made globe but decided to take a chance.  Turns out it was produced on May 21, 2003.  It's got that china cloudy look that never goes awaybut when flowing it doesn't look bad, as a matter of fact from across the room it looks kind of good, it reminds me of deep ocean water18 years old and still enjoyable.That being said, if I had bought this new back then I would have been royally pissed at the quality changeContinue

    Ways to make a lava lamp less light?

    Started by Dee Pocha in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Claude J 12 hours ago. 5 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

    Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?

    Started by Ant Bee in General Goo. Last reply by Tevfik Dogruman 19 hours ago. 131 Replies

    In my quest to figure out exactly what the original formula is, one thing I haven't figured out is why they used Kerosene in the mixture.  It seems like it was a very small part of the mixture, something like 7% by volume.But what was the point?  Did it act as a preservative, or enhance the flow, or help to bind everything together?Speculations?Continue

    Fantasia fiber optic sprays UPDATED!!

    Started by Robert Israel in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by Jonas Clark-Elliott on Thursday. 4 Replies

    I've spoke with a fantasia designer/ artist who worked for them and im trying to see if he could make some sprays. He wants to see how big the market for it would be first, i don't blame him as its a lot of work and would be a risk. I wish there was a poll function on here. What type of spray would you want and how many?UPDATE!!! PLEASE LIST HOW MANY FANTASIA LAMPS IN YOUR COLLECTION. JUST A TOTAL NUMBER IS FINE.Continue

    Tags: spray, optic, fiber, Fantasia

    Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?

    Started by lampfancy in Problems & Questions. Last reply by BR4X on Wednesday. 1 Reply

    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

    Loft find!

    Started by Darren in Collecting. Last reply by andy ross on Wednesday. 7 Replies

    Hi Everyone, im new here and to be totally honest I’m only here because i found one of these in my loft.does anyone know much about it? im based in the UKmany thanks DarrenContinue

    Fluidium heat guard

    Started by Steven Russell in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by Steven Russell on Wednesday. 6 Replies

    Does anyone have a spare fluidium heat guard they could sell me?ThanksSteveContinue

    Tags: guard, heat, Fluidium

    Lava lamp overheating chart

    Started by Cate Smith in Collecting. Last reply by bob y on Wednesday. 1 Reply

    I’ve seen so picture charts with the different flows and if it’s to hot or cold  but the just right and the slightly too warm look the same to me in the pictures so I can never tell if/ when I should turn on my dimmers. What should I be looking for specifically and how much do I dim the lamps because sometimes I will turn the dimmer on and it stops flowing like it got to cold Continue

    70's Lava Lamp - Lava stops flowing

    Started by A in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Cate Smith on Tuesday. 7 Replies

    Hello,I recently found 70's Lava lamp at a thrift store, one with red lava and in beautiful condition. I was thrilled because this lamp is a lot nicer looking than my other 70's lamp with green lava that I found at an estate sale many months ago. The green lamp was cloudy when I got it but has cleared up with regular use, the lava is just faded, full of bubbles, and doesn't flow as nice as others, but it still works okay and I have enjoyed using it.After plugging in my new lamp I was amazed at…Continue

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    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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