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    New One Day Astro Colours!

    Started by Jezza in Collecting. Last reply by Lava_Head_UK 2 hours ago. 25 Replies

    Voting is now open for a one day astro special filling. Colours areBlue YellowViolet GreenBlue OrangeI am not on fbook so cannot vote, but am hoping for Violet Green. £90 for a complete lamp or £45 for just the bottle. Continue

    Replacement or possibly just a globe with right color liquid for a coachlite

    Started by Keith Maxwell Richards in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

    Hello I'm new to this site member wise but I've been in and out of it multiple times as I love the older lava lamps and how they run and flow. I'm currently in the process of looking for a 52oz globe of the blue liquid that goes to the green wax out of the coachlite lava lamp collection. I will attach photos of what mine currently looks like and I'll also attache the color im looking for. They are screw on caps so I have a decent globe just the cap busted because I had a good friend go get it…Continue

    Cost of operating one lava lamp for one year.

    Started by Keith in General Goo 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

    So I came across this factoid and thought I would share and extrapolate.  Based doubling the time in the attached graphic it costs about ten dollars per year to run a lava lamp daily.  So that's something you can share with whoever may be concerned about wasted energy.Here's the information from the GE Reveal bulb.Lighting Facts Per BulbBrightness320 lumensEstimated…Continue

    Lunar / io bottle issues.

    Started by Lava_Head_UK in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Lava_Head_UK 12 hours ago. 10 Replies

    I’m curious to discover what issues people are having with the Yellow/ Orange and the Pink / Turquoise bottles I have had 5 Y / O bottles so far and all have had sticky wax & some cloudy residue on the inside of the glass.3 T /P bottles with sticky wax and one very scratched bottle.Mathmos have been very helpful but where do you draw the line,my Y / O bottles have been back & forth for almost a year now. I can’t be that unlucky to receive so many sub standard bottles from Mathmos…Continue

    Tags: io, Lunar, Mathmos

    Aduki Battery

    Started by Maurice in Problems & Questions. Last reply by john 12 hours ago. 3 Replies

    Hi,i bought a Aduki. But the Battery is defect i guess. When I pull the plug it starts flashing. Can I change the battery?Continue

    help me out here

    Started by Susan Shannon in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Susan Shannon 13 hours ago. 2 Replies

    So-I suck at math.I just emptied and cleaned the glass-it only holds 2 cups of water. The goo kit includes enough to refurbish a 250 OZ lamp. 20% goo to water ratio.If my lamp holds 2 cups that is 16 oz so this means I add 1/4 cup of goo to 3 cups water right?Duh. Thanks!Continue

    Tags: lamp., sized, small, goo

    Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?

    Started by Ant Bee in General Goo. Last reply by Autumn 14 hours ago. 134 Replies

    In my quest to figure out exactly what the original formula is, one thing I haven't figured out is why they used Kerosene in the mixture.  It seems like it was a very small part of the mixture, something like 7% by volume.But what was the point?  Did it act as a preservative, or enhance the flow, or help to bind everything together?Speculations?Continue

    Colossus Lava Lamp (Miami, FL)

    Started by kevin pedro in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by Mike 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

    Does anyone have one for sale? I’m located in Miami Florida and would be willing to drive to pick it up. :)Continue

    Ways to get water bubbles out of wax?

    Started by Fin Crowe in Problems & Questions on Thursday. 0 Replies

    So, i have had Aeolus for a couple weeks now, and he has had water bubbles in his wax from the beginning (which was an issue i knew about before buying him). I have been trying to cycle him by using the following method:1. Leave it on until it is in full-flow.2. Turn off for about 5 minutes, or until all the wax has merged into a dome at the bottom, but isnt cooled off.3. Turn on again and make sure the bubbles at the top of the dome are popping or merging.4. Turn off again when the bubbles…Continue

    Tags: vintage, lamp, bubbles, Water, Question

    Mathmos Astro Metallic

    Started by Lamp Addict in Collecting. Last reply by Lava_Head_UK on Thursday. 8 Replies

    So I just broke down and bought a yellow and a red Metallic Astro.  I wanted to hear people's thoughts on them and start a little discussion.  Thanks!Continue

    Blog Posts

    The vintage Crestworth I scored on ebay finally came

    Posted by Michael Strong on April 9, 2021 at 8:42pm 5 Comments

    The only thing that sucks is the cap is broken. They tried to fix it by gluing the screw on cap to the…

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    wanted

    Posted by Rob Landenberger on April 3, 2021 at 5:29pm 0 Comments

    Looking for icon series toppers . I have Alien , need any of the others . Thanks.   Rob

    re-doing my lamp set up part 2

    Posted by Cate Smith on March 22, 2021 at 5:00pm 5 Comments

    first off sorry its been so long since my last blog post all my teachers have decided to drown me in work. I've decided that i'm going to go with spot 2 but I'm keeping the owl painting. thanks for your guys' suggestions. Also originally I wanted…

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    Re doing my lamp set up

    Posted by Cate Smith on March 12, 2021 at 3:26pm 8 Comments

    My current lamp set up isn’t much of a set up as it’s just 3( of six because I don’t have room for the rest)lamps siting in a cluster on my vanity/desk. But I’ve decided to change this because a it will look better and b I would like to be able…

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