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Mathmos iO overheating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Dec 31, 2019. 5 Replies

Anyone had any problems with the iO overheating? In mine the wax goes into one big lump and detaches from the coil after about 6 hours... the room temperature is only about 21 degrees.Continue

Clear vs frosted bulb

Started this discussion. Last reply by perishingtardis Aug 17, 2017. 3 Replies

Hi all,I recently had to replace the bulb in my Mathmos Astro Baby. It takes a 30 watt reflector bulb. The original bulb from Mathmos was frosted, and I got a new one from ASDA but it is clear.I…Continue

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Mathmos Fireflow overheating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nee Jun 2, 2017. 5 Replies

Got a brand new Mathmos Fireflow R1 today. I used the supplied tealight. Within 20 minutes the lamp was bubbling very nicely, but within 1 hour it was bubbling furiously, and then within 1.5 hours it…Continue

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Mathmos bulbs

Started this discussion. Last reply by perishingtardis Feb 25, 2017. 5 Replies

Hi guys.I've just bought received a new GU10 bulb from Mathmos for my heritage Astro. As you probably know, they are very expensive - £9.80 each!When the bulb arrived, I noticed it does come in a…Continue

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Paul replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos iO overheating
"Considering the price of the lamps I totally agree they should all come with a dimmer, they don’t really work well without them and overheat really quickly. Every bottle is wildly different tho.  LEDs would have been cool in the iO too. I…"
Dec 31, 2019
perishingtardis replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos iO overheating
"They experimented with heating plates years ago with the Smart Astro. I never had one but apparently it didn't work well in practice, so I guess they abandoned the idea. I am gutted for you - it is not nice to have to send back something you…"
Dec 31, 2019
VintageLavaLamps replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos iO overheating
"Unfortunately the design and build of the IO seemed very rushed. Things like adding a dimmer would have been a simple thing. Or even added a heating element and then used led for the light source. Giving the lamp a more moden feel.  Im still so…"
Dec 31, 2019
perishingtardis replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos iO overheating
"Thanks for the advice Paul. I actually ordered a plug-in dimmer yesterday - hopefully it does the trick. Still though, if Mathmos have tested these they should know they overheat quickly and a dimmer should be supplied for free."
Dec 30, 2019
Paul replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos iO overheating
"Just needs a dimmer. I use them for every lamp, still no idea why the only one that included one was the Lunar.  I give it a couple of hours to warm up at max then drop it work to about 20%, should be good for hours then. "
Dec 30, 2019
perishingtardis replied to doddy's discussion The iO Magnificent Lava Lamp is here!
"Yes I actually ordered one of those dimmers shortly before you posted! This should help, as I've noticed it's actually very bright to look at too! Still, I feel that since a dimmer was not included (unlike the Lunar), the lamp ought to be…"
Dec 29, 2019
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Mathmos iO overheating

Anyone had any problems with the iO overheating? In mine the wax goes into one big lump and detaches from the coil after about 6 hours... the room temperature is only about 21 degrees.See More
Dec 29, 2019
perishingtardis replied to doddy's discussion The iO Magnificent Lava Lamp is here!
"Anyone had any problems with the iO overheating? In mine the wax goes into one big lump and detaches from the coil after about 6 hours... the room temperature is only about 21 degrees."
Dec 29, 2019
perishingtardis replied to doddy's discussion The iO Magnificent Lava Lamp is here!
"Ahh... I hadn't actually looked in the Pics thread, thanks for pointing that out. I can see now that the window is actually bigger on one side than the other, as the two metal rods aren't directly opposite each other. I am gonna love this.…"
Nov 26, 2019
perishingtardis replied to doddy's discussion The iO Magnificent Lava Lamp is here!
"Glad to hear it has a great flow! I never had a Lunar but very happy to hear this flows beautifully. It's strange that you've already got your lamp if it's not a numbered one. Did you order it on the first day it was released? I got…"
Nov 26, 2019
perishingtardis replied to doddy's discussion The iO Magnificent Lava Lamp is here!
"Looks brilliant! How does the flow compare with a Lunar?? (I ask since the bulb is different.)"
Nov 26, 2019
perishingtardis replied to doddy's discussion The iO Magnificent Lava Lamp is here!
"You've got me all excited for mine to arrive! What number of the First 100 did you get?"
Nov 25, 2019
perishingtardis replied to doddy's discussion The iO Magnificent Lava Lamp is here!
"I was lucky enough to get one. Now all I need is a place in the house to actually put it... guess I'll just take the drum kit out of my bedroom and scrap it haha, lava lamp more important"
Nov 12, 2019
perishingtardis replied to doddy's discussion The iO Magnificent Lava Lamp is here!
"The slimmer design than the Lunar is nice"
Nov 1, 2019
perishingtardis replied to doddy's discussion The iO Magnificent Lava Lamp is here!
"Finally! I'm getting one for Christmas!"
Nov 1, 2019

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My First Lava Lamp was:
Astro Baby
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
3
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
Heritage Astro.

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At 7:11pm on February 17, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi there and welcome to Oozing Goo. I've had trouble with these Mathmos bulbs. One blew after just a handful of runs (copper heritage Astro) the other one fared far worse still, just 20 minutes or less (new Astro metallic). None too impressed although Mathmos did kindly send some replacement bulbs.
 
 
 

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