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Anyone know a webstore in the US who sells replacement bulbs for Mathmos Astro cheap? :)

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Now that's interesting.  With a special plug adapter you wouldn't even need to rewire the lamp cord.

Dr. WHAT?! said:
UK does run on a different voltage then we do and yes the bulb sockets are different as well. But the link I posted are bulbs made for US voltage not UK they just have a UK socket so you don't have to re-fit the lamp base with a US socket. I know when I rewired mine i just replace the cord with a US cord and bought these bulbs. Simple, fast and easy.

Taking another peek.I've used those Satco Euro based bulbs with a UK to USA plug adapter on my Crestworth Jardines.

>> 40 Watt 130 Volt R14 E14/Euro (Mignon) Base Frost Reflector Flood Light Bulb

 

When you consider we usually run 110-115 maybe 120, The 40W drops down to 30w or 35w.

 

This

http://www.110220volts.com/Univ-5.html

Along with the Satco Euro based bulb worked for me in some lamps.

In others, the satco bulb was a little too long to fit correctly.

 

The universal power strip I posted elsewhere would also work without a rewiring change.

 

Oh I know looked into those options but it was much cheaper to do it this way not to mention it takes up a lot less real estate on my power strips.

WeeboTech said:
Now that's interesting.  With a special plug adapter you wouldn't even need to rewire the lamp cord.

Dr. WHAT?! said:
UK does run on a different voltage then we do and yes the bulb sockets are different as well. But the link I posted are bulbs made for US voltage not UK they just have a UK socket so you don't have to re-fit the lamp base with a US socket. I know when I rewired mine i just replace the cord with a US cord and bought these bulbs. Simple, fast and easy.
True, but for those who do not want to rewire or are not technically inclined it's an alternative (as is the universal powerstrip).
yup different strokes for different folks :)
Question will a 30w Astrobaby bulb work in the Astro?


WeeboTech said:
Correct.

Marcel said:

Arent an Astro 40W?

And Astobaby 30W Spot?

Just wondering if anyone has the latest on this thought. My new Heritage Astros seem to operate very differently. The black/plum globe takes an eternity to flow at all... the blue globe gets moving in a reasonable amount of time. I am thinking of taking the 40W Reflector bulb out of the telstar from lights.com to see if that focuses the heat enough to get the Astro moving.

The lightbulb emporium link that Dr.What?! included is now a dead link (store is gone)... so if anyone has an alternative supplier or ideas for bulbs, I'd love to hear it! The 110V G14 bulb that I bought "works" but doesn't seem to work well enough for the black globe. I know that running the lamp more improves flow... but this is pretty bad. Even the blue starts to flow very slowly. I thought I read somewhere that Astros used reflector bulbs at one point anyway then Mathmos switched to golfball bulbs... is that true?

I have a unique problem...I am the proud owner of a vintage Crestworth Limited Copper Astro. Only problem here is the bulb--this lamp is equipped with a double contact socket where the bulb has no threads, it only has two side pins that lock the bulb down into the spring loaded socket. The only markings on the bulb are-- 40W 3K Made In GB...that's all. Is there a Crestworth authority out there who can give me the info on identifying the correct size and acquiring some replacement bulbs? I live in the US so I haven't a clue on these bulbs!

That'll be a bayonet fitting ... I can't remember if it's small or large - as there are 2 variations.

Thanks Simon. I have found a UK supplier with these bayonet type (small) bulbs in both 40W and 60W versions. I bought 2 of each and they arrived here in the US in about 2 weeks. They work just fine and now I can keep my early Crestworth Astro Copper in it's original pristine condition as well as my other Mathmos lamps. I also bought a power converter with UK outlets to use with my Crestworths and Mathmos lamps. Now I can run 4 lava lamps at a time without needing a power strip!

Super stuff!

Follow up to previous info about the unthreaded Astro bulbs: They are called bayonet golf ball bulbs and the size is small(code B15). As far as I know, these bulbs were only used in the early Crestworth lava lamps.

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