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Mathmos Fireflow overheating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nee Jun 2. 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. 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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Nee replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos Fireflow overheating
"They were really good when I showed them my cloudy bottles and replaced them both. So send them a photo and explain your dilemna and theyll send you out a new one. Theyre really good like that. "
Jun 2
perishingtardis replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos Fireflow overheating
"UPDATE: I trimmed the wick down to about 5 mm and the lamp ran much better for the first 90 minutes - it didn't look like it was overheating at all. Then suddenly, at about 90 minutes in, it just went into one blob again and stuck awkwardly to…"
Jun 2
perishingtardis replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos Fireflow overheating
"Mine is the green one. It's a shame they are so temperamental as it's a nice concept. I might try trimming the wick shorter (to about 5 mm) before lighting - hopefully this will make a smaller flame and less heat."
Jun 2
Nee replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos Fireflow overheating
"It is always touch and go with fireflows. I took advanatge of the 25% off offer and got a turquoise and a pink. Both bottles were VERY cloudy but have cleared some but are not totally clear.  the pink one overheats every time at about 2 hours,…"
Jun 2
Johnny replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos Fireflow overheating
"sounds pretty normal, ive never had one on with the 3 hour tealight time, the bottle gets mega hot specialy if its in the chrome rocket version of the fireflow, you could email mathmos but reckon they will say its due to the hot weather :-("
Jun 1
perishingtardis posted a discussion

Mathmos Fireflow overheating

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 had completely overheated - just one big blob sticking awkwardly to the bottom. The temperature of the room is completely normal - about 21 Celsius, and there are no other nearby sources of other heat.Has anyone else had similar experiences with the Fireflow? Maybe the supplied tealight is not…See More
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Feb 26
perishingtardis replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos bulbs
"Thanks for the advice guys. I bought a pack of four 35w halogens from ebay. Tested them in the lamp and it seemed to run just as good as the "official" bulb.  lampfancy, it sounds weird that your new Astro runs too hot and is too…"
Feb 25
lampfancy replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos bulbs
"Just recently bought a new Astro, which came with a 35w screw-in halogen. Really don't like the way the lamp behaves with this bulb, seems to run the lamp far too hot, and makes the lamp far too bright, like to the point looking directly at it…"
Feb 25
Tim Gill replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos bulbs
"Bulbs are bulbs really, Mathmos is just trying to make extra bucks (understandable really) its like Apple accessories where a cable would cost $15 in the shop on Ebay its $2 say and it still does the same job. I don't know if there are going to…"
Feb 23
perishingtardis replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos bulbs
"Thanks, that's very informative! I have bought some GU10's to use once my Mathmos one blows (which will probably be a few months at most...). I can't understand why Mathmos charge so much for a single bulb that's a quarter of the…"
Feb 20
perishingtardis replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos bulbs
"Thanks, that's very informative! I have bought some GU10's to use once my Mathmos one blows (which will probably be a few months at most...). I can't understand why Mathmos charge so much for a single bulb that's a quarter of the…"
Feb 20
Claude J replied to perishingtardis's discussion Mathmos bulbs
"For GU10's 35 watt, go here to get 4 for less than one from Mathmos http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/35w-GU10-Halogen-240v-Spot-Light-Bulb-Dimmable-4-Pack-/261966265597?hash=item3cfe67fcfd:m:mU_o_7SDAN4Zv2xNvPnxaag As far as E14's SES's…"
Feb 19
perishingtardis left a comment for Modulo '70
"I'm on my 3rd Mathmos bulb for my heritage lamp. The first lasted about a month, the second lasted 5 months. If the third blows in short space of time, I think I'll just get something cheaper. You can apparently get a pack of 10 from…"
Feb 18
Modulo '70 left a comment for perishingtardis
"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…"
Feb 17
perishingtardis posted a discussion

Mathmos bulbs

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 little "Mathmos" bulb box.I was wondering if anyone knows whether these Mathmos-branded bulbs are actually any different better than a cheaper bulb I could get up the high street?Thanks!See More
Feb 16

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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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