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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From your picture of the box and spary, It appears to be a terrific find, in great condition. Well done!

I’ve never heard of an "ASTAX" lamp. From the picture of your box, the lamp's base appears cylindrical in shape, and is manufactured by Schott, in Mainz...?

I searched "Schott Mainz", and found SCHOTT in Mainz, Germany...Center of Excellence for ZERODUR Optical Materials & Processing. I also searched "ASTAX", with no results for lamps. Was this product made for the European market?
Jasmin Weigl said:

New lamp for our livingroom
Orginal from the 70s
Was Never used, in Original Box umpacked
Spray in Perfect conditions

Critter, Jasmin linked to this picture;

Critter said:

Jasmin. Some pictures please...sounds exciting!!!!
Keith. Thanks. I did finally see the pic on the full website. It does not show for me in the mobile version. But yep...still hope to see more pics of it out of the box and running!

Congrats Jasmin!!!
You wil See more pics soon

What I can say so far, the spray is a regular Spray Not to Compaire with the 14000
It does Not Turn, IT has only Little Colour Glases you can put in so only one cloulor at a Time, i have a Multi Coulour plate from an other lamp so IT Looks nicer for my Point of view
Pics to explain will follow
So far i can say that I Never Heard- of an ASTAX lamp before either.
The Sprays Vinfried sells are also from SCHOTT Mainz, as I wrote earlier
Before I bought IT I checked Google first and I found the only Information about that lamp here


There you can also See the bottom of the lamp

Maybe that helps those WHO arme interested in more Information

On eBay Germany there is still one for sale

Do you have to pay import and taxes from germany

andy ross said:

Please may I add my thanks from one (of many, more expert than me) Fantasia collector/s in UK?

And Rod, please would you try to build UK/Europe into the dhl (or whoever) admin at this formative stage?

Thanks from across the pond, andy

no you don't - as long as the UK stays in the EU

As Long als the UK is in the EU taxes have to be paid (19% German Taxes)

Give me strength!

The price Wilfried quoted and charged me may have included German or EU tax, I don't know - or really care....

But I paid no importation taxes or UK duty, that's the "benefit" of being in the EU!


Iam sorry that I Corrected you when you were wrong concerning the Taxes
Will Not Happen again

I gave you Guys all the Informations you Need to get new Sprays
Iam Out of this

Jasmin - I am talking only about uk import duty, that's the question I thought I was asked - and I took the trouble to answer

taxes? I dunno? taxes have to be paid - unless you are rich.... then you go offshore to Panama...

(I can't think who I mean....can you?)

Ha ha....so many have been outed by those Pesky Panama Papers!! LOL
Oops I seem to have caused a bit of fray sorry yes Andy that was the question I asked your answer is correct thankyou

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