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    Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?

    Started by lampfancy in Problems & Questions. Last reply by BR4X 1 hour ago. 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 8 hours ago. 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 10 hours ago. 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 16 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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

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

    Started by Ant Bee in General Goo. Last reply by BamaMatt yesterday. 122 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

    Telstar rewiring help needed please!

    Started by Lizzie in Problems & Questions. Last reply by MichaelN77 yesterday. 12 Replies

    Hi everyone!I searched for instructions on how to rewire my Mathmos Telstar and though I found Astro rewiring help, no such luck for my lamp.I moved to Califormia from England a few years ago and have been faffing around and procrastinating when it comes to certain things -one of these things is sorting out my lamp so I can actually use it again!Could someone give me some advice please? Or better yet, link me to a step by step tutorial?!Thank you in advance!LizzieContinue

    Tags: Lamp, Lava, Telstar, Mathmos

    LED + Heat lamp

    Started by Michael Williams in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Claude J yesterday. 6 Replies

    Hi guys. Not sure how active this site is anymore but i would like to investigate the possibilities for upgrading my Mathmos Lunar with fresh water and wax as the old water is faded and the wax looks a little strange. First off, where will i find the stuff to replace the wax and water in the bottle? second. I have been playing with the idea of putting in white wax and clear water and the instead of a normal bulb, the install an LED ring + a heating lamp that don´t emits any light but only heat…Continue

    Ways to make a lava lamp less light?

    Started by Dee Pocha in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Keith yesterday. 1 Reply

    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

    FOR SALE: A pair of Crestworth Rockets

    Started by MileHigh in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by MileHigh on Monday. 1 Reply

    I am selling two Crestworth Rocket lamps for $600 plus shipping costs.They are both in very nice conditon and come with 2 extra bottles and two extra bulbs.It should be noted that all 4 bottles are refills and one of the bottles is actually a Fantasia bottle however it's the same size as a Jet bottle so it fits in the Rocket base fine.…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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