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Hey All -I'm struggling to locate a replacement bulb for my Astro Baby. I'm in the US and am searching for the #'s printed on my stock bulb: GU10 240V 28W.Might anyone have recommendations for a place to get a replacement bulb?Continue
Today I prepared this work to guide the friends who want to make a lava lamp.There is no basis for the amount of substances I use.It is completely improvised.First of all, I used the materials mentioned in the lava lamp. Paraffin, liquid paraffin, kerosene and PERC.My main purpose is to show how the opacity after a while.…Continue
On the Mathmos Blog, there's an important information notice about future first 100 releases. Anyone wishing to collect a first 100 lamp should read this first before buying. It looks like the UK gets half and Germany gets half of all new first 100 lamps. Personally, i think this is wrong as Mathmos is a UK company therefore we, sorry WE, should get first divvies. Yes here in the UK. However, I am looking forward to some new finishes and some new models too. But have practically given up on…Continue
Hi Folks -In a fit of lava induced euphoria I ordered my first Mathmos Astro and now need to figure out how I am going to get it flowing once it arrives....Seems that there are two camps here - (1) Power Converter and (2) Light Bulbs.Some posters indicate that a simple plug converter and 130V bulb is sufficient - no need for a converter or re-wiring... …Continue
New BIG lava lamp from Mathmos. Yep even bigger than the IO. Go tl their website and look at their youtube channel for 3 videos. Looks a lot like the Crestworth princess. But not as classy. Looks like only 1 colour too. Yellow with Red wax. Movement looks sluggish, nothing like the princess. Too big for me and probably expensive too. What are your thoughts? Continue
Hello!I have an almost new Lava brand 16.3" lamp, with purple liquid and yellow wax.When I received it I was pleased that the liquid wasn't cloudy like some of the really bad examples i'd seen photos of, but over time I've been getting frustrated with how dark the purple fluid is, and when heated it's not exactly cloudy but also not perfectly clear. It's almost like there's microscopic particles of something in it which block the light, and also make it harder to see the wax.I want to try…Continue
$400 for OG members https://www.ebay.com/itm/284546658751 Selling our personal (and last) of our custom wizard collection Custom 32 ounce Blue Lava/Blue Fluid Globes made in our labComes with brand new light bulbs.Both wizards have the long cone top and were chrome plated by a local company at great expense. Difficult and expensive to chrome plate, since the plating company has to multiple plate them in copper…Continue
Do you or someone you know lost interest in the lava lamp hobby?Preferably in or near the midwest USAI am a cash (or Paypal) buyer for the entire collectionOne lump sum and I'll take them allLavalabcreations@gmail.comContinue
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
Hi everyone, wondering if anyone has advice what this liquid is that is accumulating on the top of my lamp after a few hours of operation. It appears clear with lumps of wax inside. This is a 1977 lamp that I recently changed the water (distilled) and used glycerine to get the wax moving. I’ve removed some of this liquid with a syringe and it appeared to be wax so I put it back in. Disappears when the lamp cools down when turned off. I thought it may have been glycerine but it is not. …Continue
Hi I am selling a Highly desirable lava lamp made by Mathmos in the 1990s In good working order as can be seen in the photos with a new 100W bulb. Mathmos Lunar Lava lamp 34 inches tall plus extra power converter…Continue
Unfortunately my dimmer switch on my colossus is no longer working. It was always finicky, but recently stopped working all together. Has anyone replaced their dimmer switch? If yes, can you send me the website and part number you used?
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Check out Martina's image collection of the cool lava lamps of the past (and a few of the present.) It's still growing! Go there
This is the almighty inventor, well sort of... You can catch up with Craven Walker and learn how these crazy lamps came to be. Go there
You're going to need a lot of beakers (or margarine bowls) if you're going to make your own lava lamp. Craven Walker dares you to try. Go there