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I can't find the post but someone wanted to see if we could find lava lamps on tv, movies, print ads.Just saw one.ABC.com full episode player, 5/5/08 DWTS, first commerical break, Discover card, lava lamp next to the computer, dead center, 32z silver base/cap, yellow/orange, still caught mid flow, hazy.KContinue
Ok, I think I've read though just about everything there is on here about the goo kits and regoo'ing, but I haven't come across anything that says how or what to use to get the water colored. I know I have read that in lamps where the water has faded members use food coloring. Is this what is used and how much is generally used? I guess you just add a few drops at a time until the liquid is the color you want? What is the best brand to use or does it not matter?Continue
Seems I am focusing on plasma lamps lately and I just don't have the room for everything so I'm offering up a few to thin the herd.17 inch emerald green/clear Clearview. No pictures at the moment. Brand new, flows well but takes a while to warm up. $20 plus shipping.14 inch rainbow, brand new, flows fairly well. This was a replacement sent to me directly from LL to replace a faulty one I had bought. No pictures at the moment. $20 plus shipping.Lightning Storm, great condition, has a box…Continue
Was wondering why some of these swirls have the Lava name in nice cursive writing on the bases and some do not. Does it make a difference? Were they updated and that's why some have it and some do not? Does this have anything to do with the value of the lamp? One purple swirl up for grabs doesn't have it. The one that does the seller states that it is "rare" to see this on the base. Funny because the lamp that does not have it, is going for more money.......guys???Continue
So I thought... We have a great music thread, random topic thread and various lava/glitter/fiber/rain/plasma/wave/motion image threads. I think we need one to support general photography, unique images and moving pictures (e.g. gifs and other things that move). Maybe it will be a quiet thread maybe it will get rowdy. I could be talking to myself here! Post images that move you, excite you, make you laugh maybe even cry! Express with imagery!Continue
So you want to change your lamp from clear fluid (or faded fluid) to a nice color that pops! Food coloring does a fine job but here is a method that I have heard about, but I don't remember anyone actually showing it being done. What is this method you ask?Highlighter pen ink!Water-soluble colors in a nice selection of bright neon colors. But does it work, and does it match? Well short answer is yes it does, long answer will take some time. Hey, I just colored it yesterday! I don't know…Continue
It's my own stupid fault. I see cheap lamps and I get excited. Every single one I bring home is disappointing. I don't know why I even bother. If I get one that's clear, the flow is crap (well, they all flow like crap). Residue on the bottom. Residue on the inside of the glass. Horrible flow. Cloudy. Hazy. Overheats quickly. They're all getting returned...except one I'm keeping to test out pinholes on the base. My very first "new" China Lava Lite. Got this summer of 2010. It didn't flow.…Continue
With all of the complaints about poor quality LL lamps from China I thought it would be interesting to note at least a couple of problem USA globes in my collection. Although the problems are different they seem to be coil related.First, the coil that won't connect. I have tried different things (short of opening the globe and changing it) to get this coil to stay in contact with the wax but to no avail. Just one of those lemons straight from the factory i guess. …Continue
I've had a remarkable year where Lava Lamps are concerned. I had been looking for an Imperial for a good while and thinking I might never find one. Sure, I knew where there are five or so, but they are in the hands of people who love them. I…Continue
I finally got to the hardware store. I purchased a cord with a socket attached and came to find no 40 watt bulbs fit the size socket said cord came stock with. Branching out of my comfort zone, I bought a ceramic light mounting base and decided…Continue
I just recieved my first Goo Kit,
Can anyone help with some input. There are no instructions, nothing is even marked. As a newbie who has never done a lamp, where do I start. ???
Apology for posting in the wrong…Continue
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