My first lava lamp was given to me by my first love when I was 16. Don't know what ever happened to the guy or the lamp. I bought a lamp a couple of years ago to help relax my kids while the family was going through a trying time. Since then I've acquired 4 more - I'm an amateur by oozinggoo standards!
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No. I don't think so. I have one plug that goes to a splitter in my shelf, then four splitters coming off that. Then all the lamps are plugged into the splitters inside the shelf. It works great, you can't see all the wires. But I didn't do any cutting/splicing of the wiring.
The lamp cords can be wired together without a problem. Each lamp draws about 50W at most, and you can pigtail them together. I wired 3 lamp cords and a pigtail together (3 times), connected the three pigtails together with another pigtail (rated for 10A) and fitted with a plug. The total draw was probably 500W, and the lamps together put out some significant heat (think a hair dryer on the low setting). This setup worked fine for years until I sold it. I can understand the idea of using a big powerstrip though, either way would work. Certainly the possibility of selling the lamps separately would favor the powerstrip approach.