This is my review for the Mathmos Fireflow O1 (the suspended bottle one) and the R1 (the rocket one). I purchased both items from Mathmos.us (orders fulfilled by LampLust). That did not go so well (read about it here). It took me about three weeks to receive my lamps. I placed my order on 02/24/2012 and received them 03/15/2012. They arrived in great shape though, so yay for that. The O1 was $57 and the R1 was $43.50. Since my order was over $100 total, shipping was free.
You recommend the R1, but it seems to have its own set of problems. I think I will pass on the fireflows all together. If it was me in your situation I would have just returned them.
For now, I am content to keep them. I'm going to try them in a few different areas. I'll post back what I find out.
Don't pass on the Fireflow.
I love my R1s.
I bought 3, and they're great. (Well I only got 2 now, because I've some issues with a shop, not cleared yet).
The lava is one of the best, nearly like a jelly, you want to eat it!
Flow is perfect. They're so cute!
Erin, about the coil, I had one like this.
I carefully moved the bottle while it was hot, to seat the coil on the bottom of the bottle.
Now it is perfectly centered. Give it a try...
Astralav, have yours ever disconnected from the coil?
Thanks for the tip, I'll try that tonight.
No, but some part of the coil wasn't seated at the bottom and I cured it on the first run, so maybe it's the reason of your problem.
Be cautious and take your time.
Good luck :-)
I purchased the R1 about the time you did. Im sure i benifited from your work on getting it from mathmos us. I found that the tea candle they supplied with it was just too short and had no ooomph to it. So i put in a little taller tea candle maybe a half inch taller and now it flows beautifully! No problems whatsoever!!!
Thank you for your advice! The R1 I actually have problems with overheating. It's the O1 that seems hard to get moving, even with a candle holder around the tealight.
How many did you get of the R1?
Also, what is the temp inside your house? Ours has been about 76 when I have the lamps lit.
House is around 70, I have no problems of it overheating at all.The tea candle i put in has a little plastic casing around it. Ive use it about 6 times,,, works just great!
Finally had a chance to run these in my room with no windows open and no fans moving. They worked perfectly. The R1 does run hotter however. Just thought I'd post an update. :)