Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate


Hello everyone, I know many of you are on the hunt or know of someone on the hunt for replacement fiber optics for their Fantasia lamp. Look no further!! As you all may or may not know already. I am currently in the process of making replacement glass fiber optic sprays. These will be identical to the original Fantasia sprays. I am overwhelmed with pre-orders and will most likely have a supply and demand issue on my hands at first, so I will do my best to have enough on hand when I begin selling them to go around. The first sprays that will be rolling out will be for the Sunburst 4000 model, Cosmos 5000 model, Regency 4001 model. All previous model Fantasia lamps, Cuda etc will have replacements as I make them available. These I hope to have ready by early to mid summer.

The large fiber optic sprays that will first be available, will be available in two lengths. The first one being a 14" spray that when inserted will hang and display its ends about mid globe on a Sunburst 4000.
The second length spray will be 18" long and is generally seen on the Black Sunburst 4000 model "Egg Shape" But will fit the Chrome and gold model Sunburst 4000 model lamps also.

The Cosmos lamp will need a measurement specific spray tailored for a exact fit within the lamp, essentialy the 14" spray should fit with no problems however I would not mind some feedback on the length of the fiber optic spray from a Cosmos 5000 model. "Measure from the ferrule to the end tips of the fibers, I know multiple sprays were used on the Cosmos, some shorter than others, just reply to this discussion with the measurements, please and thank you! :-)

These fiber optic sprays are in no way easy to make and will be made by hand and not in a factory, the cost of materials, especially the glass fiber optics is a bit pricy, the work and the process that goes into getting a spray fully assembled from start to finish with a haircut takes a bit of time. The price tag on these sprays will be most likely in the neighborhood of $100-125 each, that will be determined when they are made available for sale. I am a quality person and will make the price tag worth it's cost. I know you all know these sprays are not available anywhere unless you purchase another lamp somewhere and snag it's spray for a replacement.

keep your eyes peeled on ebay for these sprays as this will be where I will be hosting them for sale first as where I also have many other Fantasia related replacement parts for sale, color wheels etc. I will also give a heads up to you all on here prior to me listing them on ebay. Reply to this thread to give me an idea of how many "goo members" alone I will be helping out with sprays. I look forward in helping many of you get your vintage Fantasia lamps back!!
As a heads up I WILL NOT be offering "Heat Formed" replacement sprays as the process in doing this is very involved and requires special techniques and equipment I do not have access to, perhaps down the road when the lighting business I am trying to get launched is successfully up and running.

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Has anyone posted a picture of the 14,000 in their fantasia (big stainless ball, maybe sunburst 4000)? If so, where do I find the picture? Thanks so much, susan

I believe Kirk posted a video on March 24 at 3:41 AM showing the 14,000 fiber spray with his Sunburst 4000... SEE PAGE 12 OF THIS FORUM THREAD.  His video, and comments, convinced me to order 3 sprays... great advertising!

slbandy said:

Has anyone posted a picture of the 14,000 in their fantasia (big stainless ball, maybe sunburst 4000)? If so, where do I find the picture? Thanks so much, susan
Can anyone tell me how to clean the sprays please

When I receive an old spray that are pretty dirty / dusty, I lay it out flat on a tray and spray it with a cleaner like 409.  I let it set undisturbed for a few minutes.  I then place it in a sink of warm water with a little liquid laundry detergent, (such as Tide), again letting it set undisturbed for a few minutes.  After all the strands are saturated, WHILE THE SPRAY IS STILL UNDER WATER, I agitate the fibers very gently with my fingers.  After about 5 minutes of agitating, I gently remove the spray, holding it up-side-down by the base to drip,  and place it back on the tray.  I fill a sink with cold water, (I find cold water is best for rinsing, and creates less suds), and gently rinse using the same gentle agitation, AGAIN AGITATING WHILE THE SPRAY UNDER WATER.  After several rinses, until the water is clear, I place the spray on a clean dry tray and let it set undisturbed for several days, until it's dry, and can be handled. 

Perhaps some else can offer a better method, but this seems to work well for me.  As long as the fibers are handled gently, I've never been hurt, and there is very little breakage.  After the sprays are dry, they look new.  (I do live in an area with soft water, which may make a difference.)

I forgot to mention, when sending funds through PayPal, there is an option to send foreign currency.  I chose the Euro option, and simply entered the amount, (in Euros), quoted on Wilfried Vermond's invoice.  (In the comments section provided by PayPal, I notated the reason for my payment, including the invoice number, invoice date, merchandise description, model number, etc.  I also requested payment confirmation.  Mr. Vermond responded very quick via email advising my payment had been received.)  

The reciprocal of the 1.135504 exchange rate, (Euros to US$), is 0.880666... (1.0 divided by 1.135504 = 0.880666).  So, US $191.67 x 0.880666 equals 168.80 Euros. 

jmpenny32 said:

Does anyone know what that new price is converted from Euros to USD just in case any members are interested in purchasing a new spray and also vise versa USD to Euros so that when someone is to use paypal they will know what amounts to put in. Also from experience can any member disclose what it cost them to purchase and have shipped to them one of these sprays in USD?

The most important thing, when cleaning the glass fibers: Never touch the wet fibers after washing. (No hairdryer, towel or anything else!!) Take the brush out of the water and let it dry for some days. Then shake the brush a little bit and let it dry one or two days more.Then put it again on top of your lamp and be happy.


Can anyone tell me what bulb a snowflake fibre optic lamp takes
Hi S pinder, the snowflake from crestworth needs the same bulb like the galaxy! It is a G4 with 20Watt and 6Volt.

Here's an update for my order dated March 24 for three 14.000 fiber sprays shipped DHL from Germany to Denver, CO USA:

March 31... Shipment left Germany

April 3... Arrived in US

April 4... Awaiting US Customs clearance.

Sounds good!



If you do not use a thick enough layer of electrical tape on the ferrule, the bottom of the ferrule will damage your color wheel.

The Pyrofag ferrules are a little longer than the Fantasia ferrules, and they need a generous layer of electrical tape so they don't drag on the color wheel.

Thanks to my UK friend, Andy, for pointing this out to me.

The sprays still work great -- just be sure to use enough electrical tape.

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