Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

I really like the Lunar Chrome lights. Have started to keep my eyes open for one but before that, I should consider how big they are. What is the diameter of the base (fins) as well as the height? Also, do you change the bulb to a US 120VAC or is there other things you must do? Anything else to consider before purchase? What should one expect to pay for one in the US?

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The base across the fins is about 15" wide and the height is 34" to the top of the bullet tip.

You could run it on proper (UK) voltage with a stepdown voltage converter, or rewire to your US format. (Don't get blinded with science, but be careful, naturally.)

Note the new globe bulb wattage requirement is 100w, originally it was 75w. Reflectors are better than halogen, imho.

The Relco dimmer can be easily found on eBay UK, if it needs replacing, and is necessary to optimise lava flow/flowtime.

I don't know how easy they are to get on your side of the pond; here they come up pretty regularly but command high prices - typically £700+, depending on condition. Demand is high because many collectors agree with your opinion of these lamps.

New lava globes are available from Mathmos,  but they won't ship to USA  for contractual reasons - there are specialised shippers who will pick this up for you, (you can find threads on here), but remember the globe cannot be insured - at least, I think that's the case. The new specialist shippers may offer some form of cover? 

Alternatively you can get a glitter fill from Goolamp, Marcel founded and runs the company,  and is on OG

Good luck!



andy ross said:

The base across the fins is about 15" wide and the height is 34" to the top of the bullet tip.

You could run it on proper (UK) voltage with a stepdown voltage converter, or rewire to your US format. (Don't get blinded with science, but be careful, naturally.)

Note the new globe bulb wattage requirement is 100w, originally it was 75w. Reflectors are better than halogen, imho.

The Relco dimmer can be easily found on eBay UK, if it needs replacing, and is necessary to optimise lava flow/flowtime.

I don't know how easy they are to get on your side of the pond; here they come up pretty regularly but command high prices - typically £700+, depending on condition. Demand is high because many collectors agree with your opinion of these lamps.

New lava globes are available from Mathmos,  but they won't ship to USA  for contractual reasons - there are specialised shippers who will pick this up for you, (you can find threads on here), but remember the globe cannot be insured - at least, I think that's the case. The new specialist shippers may offer some form of cover? 

Alternatively you can get a glitter fill from Goolamp, Marcel founded and runs the company,  and is on OG

Good luck!

Thanks!!! Much taller than expected but about what I expected on the diameter. Your side of the pond certainly has an advantage having Mathmos local. Thought they might just be expensive here due to the rarity but sound pricey elsewhere too. 

KirkS said:



andy ross said:

The base across the fins is about 15" wide and the height is 34" to the top of the bullet tip.

You could run it on proper (UK) voltage with a stepdown voltage converter, or rewire to your US format. (Don't get blinded with science, but be careful, naturally.)

Note the new globe bulb wattage requirement is 100w, originally it was 75w. Reflectors are better than halogen, imho.

The Relco dimmer can be easily found on eBay UK, if it needs replacing, and is necessary to optimise lava flow/flowtime.

I don't know how easy they are to get on your side of the pond; here they come up pretty regularly but command high prices - typically £700+, depending on condition. Demand is high because many collectors agree with your opinion of these lamps.

New lava globes are available from Mathmos,  but they won't ship to USA  for contractual reasons - there are specialised shippers who will pick this up for you, (you can find threads on here), but remember the globe cannot be insured - at least, I think that's the case. The new specialist shippers may offer some form of cover? 

Alternatively you can get a glitter fill from Goolamp, Marcel founded and runs the company,  and is on OG

Good luck!

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