I was never fond of glitter lamps, until I bought my CrestworthTelstar Living Jewel:
I love this lamp! ( this is my fave right now).
And I want to know more about this kind of lamps.
I believe they contains toxic liquids (Perchlo or Trichloethylene) and not manufactured anymore for this reason.
And I was told the way to recognise them is to check if all the flakes stay at the top when the lamp is cold.
I saw this lamp for sale:
So, do the chineses continue to use forbidden toxic liquids, or is it something else?
Another lamp I saw on ebay:
So is it a fast glitter lamp, or a slow one with big flakes?
Any infos on glitter lamps (fast, slow, glitterlite, living jewel) is welcome.
I know there is a lot of knowledge on this board, so it is time to show off :-)
I'm wondering whether to put a few glass marbles in the bottom of the bottle
- displace the liquid up, but remaining unseen?
Well, I may have made a mistake:
Freon (R11) is trichlorotrifluoromethane aka CFC-11, not trichlorotrifluoroethane aka CFC-113.
So it's not the same.
Anyway I think it is nearly impossible to find today :-(
Are you taking the ??? ha ha ha
Honestly have you tried it?
I have a lovely blue/green Living Jewel bottle ... but its low on liquid (evern with a tall cap on)
The glass marbles trick worked GREAT for me!
Great minds think alike ;o)
I just saw this picture which confirm what was written on the add you saw:
Jonas Clark-Elliott said:
Apparently, Living Jewels contain freon, then! Thanks for that, Astralav! The old Living Jewel ad says that they contain "trichlorotrifluoroethane, a liquid many times 'safer' than that found in home stain removing kits." Perchloroethylene, sometimes known as Perc, is or was used in the USA for dry-cleaning.
I know some people have had good luck topping off French lamps using the bottles from the Fantasia "Glitter Lamp" shown above.
From this page:
trichlorotrifluoroethane can be mixed with methanol, alcohol, isopropanol and trichloromethane.
So maybe there is a way for adding some liquid in lamps needing one centimeter more liquid, without degrading the properties of the original liquid.
What do you think about adding alcool?