Hello everyone, me again, with more questions, never any solutions! Today I received a Lava Lite Colour Changing Lamp, bought off Ebay. Works by LEDs and what I think is a heating coil / element. There were no instructions as such, just basic details. It has a button on the front which I can press to change the lamps effects. I can either have colour changing, single colour or colour changing strobe, I think. Unfortunately it appears that it will only colour change 3 of the colours in a sequence, and not all the colours it could / can make. But I suppose my question regards the strobing feature, does anyone know of any easy way to make the strobe slower, its pretty fast to be honest, disco material! I've looked online and cannot find this lamp anywhere, so I'm guessing it's a prototype.
I was too impatient! When I was flicking through the switch, I thought I was switching it off, but it now is rotating through about 12 colours!! It's not going yet, but I'll post a picture of the box it came in, it's about 1 and a half times the height of a standard 14.5 inch lava lite. I have high hopes for this now!!
Thanks for the reply
Ps the file size of the original photo was 5.01MB, so it wouldn't send. I've had to shrink the picture, which I don't know much about, hope you can still see it! The box says, amongst other things,
New Patented Technology
You can change the colour of your lamp instantly
Choose from 15 color (sic) settings including constant on, color phasing, strobe like
And thats about it!!
Have done. It's not going fully yet, although it's getting there. First picture, the lamp is top right, 14.5 inches, same as my other lava lites. Second picture shows the ring of LEDs and the heating element above. Third picture shows base button. I'm excited now!!
And yeah, clear fluid, white wax / goo.
I know Mathmos has the Smart Astro that runs color changing LEDs and heats with a heating element. Pretty cool looking but sounds like there are some issues with the touch sensitive power panel, still want one though.
Maybe Lava is trying to follow suit with their own version? I heard from LL that they were working on Halogen/reflector options for existing lamps, I am wondering if there might be the possibility of some kind of ceramic adapter that heats up and has a ring of LEDs in the center to update our existing lamps IF these bulbs disappear from Lavas grip.
Thanks all, be interesting to see how it all pains out
pans, not pains!
That is a cool find, I am not seeing ANYTHING in terms of a Lava color changer/LED lamp! Mind if I ask what price you won it at? Maybe Lava is disguising themselves within Ebay and trying to filter a couple lamps out, test market!
James Cotton said:
pans, not pains!
Not at all my friend, I got it for only £15, inc P & P, so I was very happy. However, it's been on now for a while, 4 hours, and there's not a great deal of movement going on. It keeps threatening to go, and threatening, but doesn't move. And bugger me, it's just blobbed, the first time I've seen it do that for a while. I'll attach a photo of it 4 hours on. It's the one on the top right in the first picture