Ordered the RED (had no choice at the time)
Unless this lamps sits all by itself in a dark area, you cannot see anything going on inside when lit
Ambient lighting closes off all viewing of goo
I wish i had bought another regular astro
I just got my paws on the red / red metallic, your right about not being able to see the flow. Yes the concept is really good as it looks grate turned off (if nothing else). I do like the lamp but for actually seeing the flow that's a different matter altogether.
I was aiming for the blue / blue that would have probably given better results but were out of stock and I diden't want to wait any longer.
the told me to send back the lamp for credit
well, thats not gonna happen
Cost shipping both ways is nearly same as new lamp
Definitely contact them. I wrote some feedback for feefo that said that I thought the concept was great, but the excecution left a lot to be desired and Mathmos customer service emailed me within the day. After several emails and some pics, they offered to send me a new globe. Might be a few weeks as they are out of both the red and the blue...