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Cloudy Telstar Replacement Bottle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr T Aug 12. 3 Replies

Hey All, so the telstar I ordered a couple of months ago started having sticking wax. Mathmos recommended I run it longer, submerge it in hot (not boiling) water etc... Everything I tried didn't…Continue

Tags: bottle, cloudy, telstar, mathmos

Help with Re-Wiring Astro

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Jul 18. 1 Reply

Hey all,I was planning to convert my Astro to US wiring using the post by Brad on here, but the keyless socket I ordered looks a bit different than what was on the home depot website. Has the design…Continue

Tags: us, astro, rewiring, mathmos

Telstar Slow Flow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny Jun 17. 6 Replies

Hey all!I got my second imported Mathmos, a beautiful copper/black Telstar with Green/Blue bottle. I'm using a converter for the wattage. This is probably the 5th or 6th time I'm running it and it…Continue

Tags: new, flow, telstar, mathmos

Mathmos Wall Neos (Violet/Pink)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lava_Head_UK Jun 3. 11 Replies

Just thought I'd share these beauties that I had forwarded from the UK to here in the US so I could decorate my living room a bit :)…Continue

Tags: pink, wall, neo, mathmos

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Jezza replied to James's discussion Cloudy Telstar Replacement Bottle
"Hi there, beautiful lamp. Try running it for 6 hrs a day for a couple of weeks and see if it clears up. I have an astro blue green that goes cloudy when cold but clears beautifully after a few hours. Strange i know, but some Mathmos bottles can be…"
Aug 10
James posted a discussion

Cloudy Telstar Replacement Bottle

Hey All, so the telstar I ordered a couple of months ago started having sticking wax. Mathmos recommended I run it longer, submerge it in hot (not boiling) water etc... Everything I tried didn't help. They offered to send me a replacement bottle, which because I'm in the US, still cost me money to forward here. The bottle arrived upside down in the Mathmos box and it must've been shaken up in transit because it's all cloudy. I've run it a few days now, and it's cleared only the tiniest…See More
Aug 8
James replied to James's discussion Help with Re-Wiring Astro
"This is the item I ordered: https://rb.gy/wx8o0o"
Jul 18
James posted a discussion

Help with Re-Wiring Astro

Hey all,I was planning to convert my Astro to US wiring using the post by Brad on here, but the keyless socket I ordered looks a bit different than what was on the home depot website. Has the design changed or has anyone used this particular one? It seems the back plate/disk is now just this metal frame thing with the two screw holes. Not sure about mounting that underneath...…See More
Jul 18
James replied to Brad's discussion Converting Mathmos Astro for USA
"I'm so glad I found this post. I bought a used older astro base and cap off someone here and figured I could use that to make sure I can rewire these. If it works well, I'll be re-wiring the newer astro I have coming directly from Mathmos…"
Jul 4
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Jul 2
Johnny replied to James's discussion Telstar Slow Flow
"the pic in your link looks like its a good flow to be honest "
Jun 17
James replied to James's discussion Telstar Slow Flow
"Huh! I had seen some people complaining that the mathmos don't flow like the original crestworths did. Here's a timelapse of it going recently…"
Jun 17
Johnny replied to James's discussion Telstar Slow Flow
"that stretchy flow is what craven walker did, unlike just blobs, if the coil isnt covered and the wax is going up just on one side of it  then id say its to hot as in the wax isnt making contact with all of the coil. But if it is and youre…"
Jun 17
Zapiao replied to James's discussion Telstar Slow Flow
"Mine in summer operates at +30ºC and flows very well. You know when is overheating because it will make many bubles flowing."
Jun 17
James replied to James's discussion Telstar Slow Flow
"Interesting... Another collector just got his imported to the US as well and said he was convinced that the 28W bulb wasn't strong enough, I wonder if that's the case with mine, given that I'm operating it in a room that's at…"
Jun 17
Zapiao replied to James's discussion Telstar Slow Flow
"No overheating. Probably too low lamp temp."
Jun 17
James posted a discussion

Telstar Slow Flow

Hey all!I got my second imported Mathmos, a beautiful copper/black Telstar with Green/Blue bottle. I'm using a converter for the wattage. This is probably the 5th or 6th time I'm running it and it flows...just really slowly. Like, it'll shoot up a big blob like in the image, usually one at a time and very slowly. Could it just need more time to break in? We're having some warmer days here so it is operating at a higher ambient temp than recommended (around 78 in the apartment), and while I'd be…See More
Jun 16
Lava_Head_UK replied to James's discussion Mathmos Wall Neos (Violet/Pink)
"They look great your pretty lucky, neither of my 2 Pink / Violet bottles flow at all they just melt and sit at the bottom so they will be returned :( "
Jun 3
James replied to James's discussion Mathmos Wall Neos (Violet/Pink)
"I guess...the photos on the mathmos website are pretty close, but in person it's maybe a bit cooler in color temperature, slightly more purple (not much) and overall just more saturated. I usually have mine on in the evening, so the purple…"
Jun 2
lampfancy replied to James's discussion Mathmos Wall Neos (Violet/Pink)
"Was a bit confused about the violet/pink colourway as some photos online seem to make it look very pink, others purple, whereas in some it just looks red, of course the colours don't always come out accurately on camera - which would you say…"
Jun 2

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Something Interesting About Me:
I'm an animator/motion graphics artist and have always been into games/toons/movies.
Where I Live:
Boston, MA
My First Lava Lamp was:
I think it was a 17" Silver Base with clear liquid and red wax, back in the 90s.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
4
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
My Mathmos Wall Neo units, silver fixture, violet fluid with pink wax.
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