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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Kirk... thanks for the heads-up.

 Kirk said:


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.

I can imagine that you can wrap around the sleeve a piece of wire above.


I would think making some type of washer that would snug up to the wide top area of the ferrule, thus raising it a tad, would work. The two I ordered should be here in about a week and I am curious to check into the matter.
I just always used electrical tape, it always did the trick. The key is to just wrap the electrical tape in a way that is even all around the plastic ferrule until you get closer to the top of the ferrule, at that point you will want that a bit thicker to prevent it from sliding too far down into the lamp near the glass color wheel.
Fantasia 4000 lamp making such a noise help
It could only be two things, either your color wheel and fiber optic spray synchronous motor is starting to seize up or its your cooling fan motor. Its more common for the fan motor to go on these. If you take a video of it capturing the noise and upload it to the video section i will take a look and let you know what it is.

The US Postal Service delivered 3 sprays this afternoon.  (I placed, and paid for, the order on March 24...  FAST SERVICE to Denver, Colorado USA.)

US Customs clearance only took a day or two.  I was not asked to pay any additional import duties.  The Customs Declaration / paperwork describes the merchandise as "Glass Fiber Spray", tariff (HTSU) number 9405 91 10.  (Doing a quick search of the HTSU schedule, I thought the glass sprays might fall under 9405.91.60.80.)

The sprays were very well packed and arrived in very good condition.

Awesome!! Looking forward to seeing the photos of the spray displayed! Wilfred is giving us exceptional customer service and helping us finally get our replacement fiber optic sprays :-)

I hope all the information posted here help others decide if they'd like to order.

jmpenny32 said:

Awesome!! Looking forward to seeing the photos of the spray displayed! Wilfred is giving us exceptional customer service and helping us finally get our replacement fiber optic sprays :-)
Looks lovely can't wait for mine to arrive

Kirk said:

I added a small layer of electrical tape to the Pyrofag ferrule so it fits more snugly in the Sunburst opening. It actually fits and rotates fine without the tape, too.

I've been running the Pyrofag spray for 10 hours now, and the hard plastic ferrule is warm, but that's it. No issue with the plastic ferrule.

The Pyrofag spray is gorgeous!

New lamp for our livingroom
Orginal from the 70s
Was Never used, in Original Box umpacked
Spray in Perfect conditions
Jasmin. Some pictures please...sounds exciting!!!!

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