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Mathmos lamp quality

Started this discussion. Last reply by LukyDuck Oct 12. 7 Replies

Well, this is disappointing. While I might have expected this with China lamps, I certainly wasn't expecting this with supposedly the best lava lamp company in the world.I've had this lamp for about…Continue

Mathmos rewiring question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Sep 10. 4 Replies

I was just wondering if a Mathmos Astro lamp is roughly the same size as that of a 17 inch 32oz US China lamp.I am considering getting a Mathmos Astro at some point and I thought since I have a few…Continue

Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Besaw Jr Sep 19. 15 Replies

Just warning others NOT to purchase lava lamps directly from Lava Lite unless you want to be left high and dry should you get a bad one.Last week I ordered an 11.5 inch white wax/blue liquid lava…Continue

WTB Spencer's Limited Edition Zombie lamp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr MaGoo Oct 21, 2019. 10 Replies

Hi everyoneFairly new collector here and I would like to add a Spencer's Limited Edition Zombie lamp to my collection. I was wondering if someone has one that they would like to part with at a good…Continue

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LukyDuck replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Mathmos lamp quality
"Good idea! I will do it soon at a computer. It will be easier that way."
Oct 12
Keith replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Mathmos lamp quality
"Hey, LukyDuck, that's a great write up on reddit!  It could be helpful if you would create a post here with the same info so more people can see it."
Oct 12
LukyDuck replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Mathmos lamp quality
"I also try to adhere to the 6 hour limit. I have wifi outlets that allow you to set a timer. So they always go off after 6 hours.  I posted the following on Reddit about purchasing Mathmos lamps from the U.K. It tells you most everything you…"
Oct 12
Donald Besaw Jr replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Mathmos lamp quality
"I actually bought this from an Ebay vendor in the UK. The total came out to about $197 or so with about $65 of that being shipping. I was wondering how you could order directly from Mathmos as I didn't think they shipped to US or Canada…"
Oct 12
LukyDuck replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Mathmos lamp quality
"Copied from the Mathmos website: “If you use the lamp a few times this wax should join the rest of the lava. If this does not happen and your lamp was bought less than a year ago please contact us here. If you lamp is over a year old please…"
Oct 12
Donald Besaw Jr replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Mathmos lamp quality
"Hi I actually changed the bulb to a 130V 40W reflector so no upconverter needed. I know the UK bulbs need 240V for proper operation. The flow is ok other than the wax sticking to the bottle although it's more of the smaller spherical blobs that…"
Oct 11
Donald Besaw Jr posted a discussion

Mathmos lamp quality

Well, this is disappointing. While I might have expected this with China lamps, I certainly wasn't expecting this with supposedly the best lava lamp company in the world.I've had this lamp for about 2 weeks now and just noticed this sticking going on just today. Looks like I might need a new bottle for this lamp already. This is an Astro red/violet. I also have another Mathmos yellow/orange coming. Hopefully I'll have better luck with that one.I have contacted the Ebay vendor that I purchased…See More
Oct 10
Donald Besaw Jr replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite
"These are the bulbs I ordered and they were mentioned in another Mathmos Astro lamp thread. https://www.bulbtown.com/40R14FL_E14_130V_European_Base_Bulb_p/l9844.htm The poster said they work great too."
Sep 19
Autumn replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite
"If his 130 volt 40 watt bulbs fit the European socket it should work with the adapter."
Sep 19
Mr MaGoo replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite
"Donald, you did buy an up converter correct from 110 to 220?  Just a travel adapter will get it into the plug but will not raise the voltage to run the bulb at proper temperature for the lamp to function correctly.  Thanks.  Shoot…"
Sep 19
Donald Besaw Jr replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite
"Hopefully my Mathmos Astro lamp from the UK will be here in a few more days along with the UK to US plug adapters and the 130V 40W reflector bulbs I ordered as well."
Sep 19
Mr MaGoo replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite
"I wont buy anything post 2003, all that crap is China made.  Study well what is available on ebay, offer up, craigslist.  There are quite a number of lamps that are out there worth having.  Just be sure to ask questions, don't be…"
Sep 19
Donald Besaw Jr replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite
"Hi Autumn Thanks for your reply. I have seen issues with China lamps too. I had 2 beautiful metallic purple lamps from Spencer's that started sticking early on. Very disappointing to say the least."
Sep 19
Autumn replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite
"Donald, If I were you I'd skip on giving them more money because I can almost assure you that the lamp will arrive cloudy. The current state of Lava Lite is disappointing and has been an issue for almost 20 years now. They changed their formula…"
Sep 19
Mr MaGoo replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite
"Feels a tear rising up.  Oh lord, I think I am verklempt!  Talk amongst yourselves.  Claude saves the day again!  Thanks bro! MaGoo!"
Sep 19
Claude J replied to Donald Besaw Jr's discussion Do NOT buy direct from Lava Lite
"Karen is awesome It pays to have friends to help other friends!"
Sep 18

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Something Interesting About Me:
Collecting lava lamps
Where I Live:
Fort Myers, FL
My First Lava Lamp was:
A Lava Lite back in the 90's.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
20-25
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