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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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Another Fantasia 4000 spray sold on ebay around Thanksgiving for $410….

I know.  I bid on it and lost.

Soylent Green said:

Another Fantasia 4000 spray sold on ebay around Thanksgiving for $410….



Without you, I'd know nothing about this product. Thanks again!

I'm afraid this product may encounter the same liability issues as the old Fantasia lamps   For that reason, If the spray works well with a Fantasia 4000 and Cosmos, I may order more than one spray,

Jasmin Weigl said:

@kirk the First Time someone calls me a Hero , I just posted a Link and made two calls, IT was my pleasure. Looking forward to Hear and See about your Order


I thought I would search the Schedule for a complete lamp.  The HTSU Tariff number that might apply is 9405.20.80.10 - Electric table, desk, bedside or floor-standing lamp, other than base material - Household, at General Duty rate is 3.9%.  (I also happened across Chapter 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof... at that point, I quit.)

I'll be curious to know the Tariff number declared on your paperwork.

You have to love a good mangel-wurzel, and that British sense of humor!  You made me smile.

andy ross said:

 it might help us humble peasants in our dim and distant future, as we struggle beneath our daily burden of spring greens, mathmos lunars and mangel-wurzels...

No metal ferrule, only plastic. You Must be carefull to use this spray on a fantasia with 50watt! The ferrule is not the same sice as from the fantasia 4000 sprays! Look my pictures, there you can see the different.

jmpenny32 said:
I think the metal ferrule that holds the fibers in place is similar in dimension. It should fit with no issues, you at worst case scenario would have to wrap electrical tape around the ferrule to widen it out a little but other than that these should work like a charm. They will not be like the really long 18" fibers many desire but they are pretty identical to the classic sunburst lamp and the sprays commonly found in the Cosmos model and some others. I think someone peraps even myself should purchase one of each and determine if these will work and if so what models. I would even be willing to buy a mass quantity to save on shipping and then sell within the United States. That too is always an option.

Christian - thanks for the pictures.  Much appreciated.

Christian... I would also like to thank you for the pictures.  From the way the spray moves in the videos, and the description "Glassfaserpinsel", I'm assuming the optical fibers are glass... correct?

Kirk... I have not yet received a response to my email inquiry.   How did you contact the company to purchase?

Since a Fantasia 4000, if working properly, has a cooling fan, I'm wondering what the temperature tolerance is for the plastic, and entire base.  Probably the only reliable way to find out is to purchase one and see out it performs.   Being plastic, the base may deteriorate over time.  I'm also wondering if there's a way to cut away most of the plastic and insert, then epoxy, what's left into an aluminum tube.  If I ruined one, it would be a rather expensive experiment.

I can see where the concern would be with the plastic ferrule, however it would take hours and hours of constant heat much worse than what the 50 watt bulb would be cranking at it to break the plastic down. It will be fine. Thank you for the pictures! On the plus side you can see how beautiful and perfect the trim job (haircut) is on the pyrofag fiber spray is. It is also very full and even. This guy definitely produces quality! To whomever was thinking about transferring and changing the ferrule, I do not think it would be worth the trouble and waste of a good spray even attempting. And yes these are 100% glass optics.

This morning, I received a reply from i.A. Wilfried R. Virmond, (in English), to my email Inquiry dated Feb 11. Mr. Virmond attached 2 pictures showing the difference between his "14.000 Glassfibres" and "10.000" Glassfibres", which I've resized and will try to attaché, along with an invoice for ONE "14.000 Glassfibres".

Following are the costs and other details listed on the invoice. (THE CURRENT EXCHANGE RATE IS 1.1255549, AND DOES CHANGE DAILY):


1 Glass Fibre Spray, appr 14.000 Glasfibres... 9000115...128.80 Euro (about US$144.97)

Shipping cost... 7.80 Euro (ABOUT US$ 8.78)

Additional postage (USA)... 45.80 (ABOUT US$ 51.55)

Paypal fee... 15.60 Euro (ABOUT US$ 17.55)

Total... 198.00 Euro (ABOUT US$ 222.85)

Please, pay in advance per Paypal to at info@pyrofag-leuchten.de

Please, enter your payment as at:

"VZ" + Your name, so as "VZ John Doe"

I assume the "shipping Costs" listed above are ProStar’s fees to prepare and have the shipment picked-up by DHL. The US Delivery Destination is not specified, and may only be delivery costs to a U.S. port of entry. Actual delivery costs to my home, (including any US Customs Duties, etc.), may be over and above the POSTAGE quoted.

The companies contact information listed on the invoice is:

PLV PyroStar e.K.


Hueffelsheimer Strasse 1A

55585 Norheim


Emal: info@pyrofag-leuchten.de

Tel. +49 671 92 00 240

Fax +49 671 92 00 241

Website: www.pyrofag-leuchten.de

I hope this information is useful.


I forgot to mention, the US$ conversion listed are my conversions, not Mr. Virmond's.  His invoice quotes are in EUROS.

Wow!! The 14.000 is the way to go, more fibers, much fuller.

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