"Yes, depending on the bottle it can overheat without dimmer. But some bottles need as much heat as possible and even do not run good with the 40W bulb.
Anyway, you should use a glas insert, if your lamp does not have one.It will protect your base…"
"As Marcel suggested, the 40w halogen reflector spots are the stye that Mathmos now sell for the Fluidium.
However, in my experience they cause overheating, so I'd recommend using a dimmer switch with them.
Alternatively, you can use a 30w spot…"
"Be aware if you attemp to flip your bottle upside down when hot, as Fluidium have 2 coils, if they interweave in the process you will end up with a bigger problem.
You can try to rotate the bottle clockwise gently, then quickly turn in the opposite…"
"when the wax has melted completely aka blobbing, lift the bottle out slowly dont shake it mad, lay it on its side on a folded towel ,start to lift the bottom end till the coil slides, then slowly turn the bottle upright it could fall into place, As…"
"I have the same problem with my opral.I tried with magnets but no chance.
At the end I had to shake it to get ir right, it got cloudy but after some weeks of letting the bottle resting, is is now as clear as before. But if you have no luck, it will…"
"The last fluidium I bought was the same, and it wouldn't settle naturally.
As Keith suggested, just remove the cap (you may need to run a hair dryer over it for a couple of minutes to loosen the glue) and just gently push it back into…"
"Yes these are better. From those it looks like the coil is okay. I've never had a coil stay suspended in the wax like that, they've always sank down when the wax melted. I've never had a Fluidium either though. …"
Look at the USA Mathmos webside. You can order there all Mathmos candle lights. But the Fireflow O1 is only for pre order. Mathmos said to me that the Fireflow O1 is shipable at the middle of October. You can only order a R1 with the replacement bottles.
Here is the link:
I hope i could help you.
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Glad that you like my ceramics (evil clown, devil, alien, Ect.) These are from the 90's and are very hard to find. Sometimes you can luck across one on e-bay, but they usually sell for over $100. I have a few duplicates that I am getting ready to list on e-bay if you are interested.
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