In a way, I hope it is not candle powered. From what I can see so far of the design, you would need to remove the globe every time you have to put a new tea light into the base. Also could potentialy be a bit of a fire hazard. I am sure fire and parafin wax do not mix too well!!
update you can now pre-order the fireflow R1 And Fireflow 01 will be released in the september.
But Also you can buy the spare bottles at £14.95 And also they are doing the R1 in chome and black finish
oh it takes so long until they are available :(
But now something makes sense to me :)
I talked with a mathmos employe the last days and we talked about the future of mathmos and the lavalamps because of the light bulbs which will not be allowed anymore in 2012.