That dimmer is a great feature. You can just set it for optimal running temperature and leave it or use it as they suggest for a quick start (possibly with a slightly higher wattage bulb).
That would look cheap to me. Let me know what you end up doing. Being able to fit a plastic bottom will determine whether or not I get one of the centuries.
Dr. WHAT?! said:
maybe the shipping tube will work then since those tend to be a tad wider then the original bottoms?
not sure if I'm getting any of them except for a grande :) So maybe someone else can give it a whirl
I didn't even notice the plastic bottom missing from the Century......that's a turn off for me too, but I already bought one. I guess we'll see what it looks like when it arrives.
What bothers me though is they do not have a plastic bottom plate. That is a big turn off for me when it comes to these lamps.
Rodrigo said:That choice was easy for me, I want the copper base and I've been looking for yellow red lately so I got it.
I WISH I could afford a neon Grande !!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT !!! *pout*
My two cents: Love these. Glad to see them back in some form. I really hope the pinholes on the Grandes are as slightly-random as they appear in the illustrations!
It sounds as though production won't be moving back to the USA at all? Or is it just that these are the last China products? I, too, would love to see a Consort. I'd even send them an empty one to use as a model!
i still dont get why there is a dimmer on these?
40watt bulb barely gets the 52oz neon series going. i had to amp mine up to a 60watt clear and then add a dimmer to that (in essence creating what would be the equivelant of a 50watt) to get any sort of flow that wasnt just a motionless bubble at the bottom. why would you want to dim down 40watt to even less??
We'll see, I hope they ship well. As nice as they are, I still didn't get on of the 52oz b/c I know I can scrounge a probably really nice one on e-bay. But the grande's and a red wizard....well I couldn't resist. Fingers crossed
Regardless of why they added the dimmers, I am very pleased to see them built in like this. I've purchased enough plug-in dimmers for my older lamps to thrill Amazon. Inline will be very handy. Jamie, all my 52 oz. lamps run on 60 watt bulbs, some have have dimmers and some don't. The 40 watt bulbs have never gotten my larger lamps to flow at all.
I got a response from Dave Seguin. These lamps are a one off. When they are gone, they are gone for good. This is where we put our money where our mouths are. If they sell very quickly a new round of Heritage lamps will come out, but they will be of styles and colors. This looks to be Lava Lite dipping its toes in the premium lava lamp market. So if these lamps are as good as they should be everyone needs to buy some lamps, otherwise this will be the beginning and end of the Heritage line.
Last month i bought a blue red 52 oz and it heats up and flows like a charm! IM sorry to hear that your globe wont heat up on a 40 watt