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Hey guys, I was just looking for a replacement bulb for my mathmos fludium and was wondering if these bulbs will work? 

I ran across these 

https://www.amazon.com/Reflector-Incandescent-Equivalent-Intermedia...

https://www.amazon.com/Reflector-Incandescent-Equivalent-Intermedia...

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No these are LED bulbs, you can not use them.
You should use one like this: http://goolamp.com/en/bulbs/42-40w-drop-bulb-e14-.html

As Marcel suggested, the 40w halogen reflector spots are the stye that Mathmos now sell for the Fluidium.

However, in my experience they cause overheating, so I'd recommend using a dimmer switch with them.

Alternatively, you can use a 30w spot (as used in the Mathmos Jet, Baby, and Telstars). It'll take longer to get started but then flow perfectly for hours.

Yes, depending on the bottle it can overheat without dimmer. But some bottles need as much heat as possible and even do not run good with the 40W bulb.

Anyway, you should use a glas insert, if your lamp does not have one.
It will protect your base from too much heat and helps to get the heat more concentrated to the bottle.
Some say you do not need it with the 40W reflector, but I did manny labor like tests and found out that it is recommended with all bulbs.
http://goolamp.com/en/equipment/44-3288-glass-insert-suitable-for-m...

Oh okay. Awesome. Can you send me a link to one you suggest? Im currently in the United States so I cant find one online lol

Mark said:

As Marcel suggested, the 40w halogen reflector spots are the stye that Mathmos now sell for the Fluidium.

However, in my experience they cause overheating, so I'd recommend using a dimmer switch with them.

Alternatively, you can use a 30w spot (as used in the Mathmos Jet, Baby, and Telstars). It'll take longer to get started but then flow perfectly for hours.

Marcel's 40w halogen reflectors are a very fair price (and Mathmos have been out of stock for as long as I can remember!): http://goolamp.com/en/bulbs/42-40w-drop-bulb-e14-.html

These are the 30w spots: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=3...  although trying to work out best price and quality these days is a bit of a minefield.

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