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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The only thing that sucks is the cap is broken. They tried to fix it by gluing the screw on cap to the…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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