Hi everyone!I searched for instructions on how to rewire my Mathmos Telstar and though I found Astro rewiring help, no such luck for my lamp.I moved to Califormia from England a few years ago and…Continue
Slightly off topic question, but how did you add more than 3 photos?
I want to upload my Telstar rewire, but I can't work it out....
Thanks in advance. (Also, thanks for the head start info. to get me motivated to do my own…"
"Ok, so the last piece finally arrived.... My lava lamp is now happily gooing away!! I'll put up my rewiring photos in a separate post so they're easy to find if someone else needs them. Thanks everyone!"
"Just ordered all of the parts....
I'll take photos as I go once everything arrives, (and share where I got all the bits from) exciting!
We live with an electrician so I'll be sure to show him my work before I plug anything in haha!"
"any lamp replacement cable will work. they can be found in the lamp parts section of a hardware store. you can add an in-line dimmer switch, but they tend to be on the large side. another option is the cord dimmer, which plugs in…"
I'm definitely going to re-wire rather than go the step-up transformer route, I really don't want to have to deal with one of those chunky things!
Bridget, with the travel adapter option, does the lamp get hot enough?…"
"a wall converter alone won't work as US voltage is 120, and UK is 240. it will light up, but won't flow.
you can purchase an step-up voltage transformer, but these are somewhat costly and bulky.
the best option IMO is to re-wire the…"
"I found plenty of info on how to rewire the Astro, but not the Telstar and since I don't own any Mathmos lamps and don't know much about the whole rewire project, not sure if that would help you any. If the bulb set is set up the…"
"Quickest way would be to get an adapter and just use that to power the lamp. On the one I had imported, I accepted that I would just have to find the special sized bulb (US light bases don't fit), and cut off the wall end and replaced it…"
Hi everyone!I searched for instructions on how to rewire my Mathmos Telstar and though I found Astro rewiring help, no such luck for my lamp.I moved to Califormia from England a few years ago and have been faffing around and procrastinating when it comes to certain things -one of these things is sorting out my lamp so I can actually use it again!Could someone give me some advice please? Or better yet, link me to a step by step tutorial?!Thank you in advance!LizzieSee More