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Crestworth Snowflake

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Lloyd Aug 4. 10 Replies

Hi all,I bought a Crestworth Snowflake fiber optic lamp on eBay, but I think I got scammed.The light is very dim and the color effects/changes are very underwhelming and kind of strange, so I decided…Continue

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Simon Lloyd replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"Both spray and colourwheel look consistent with Crestworth."
Aug 4
Jonas Clark-Elliott replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"Ferrule is correct. And plenty of owners of Fantasia glass-fibre lamps have cleaned sprays with water without harming them, myself included."
Aug 1
andy ross replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"Hi Glitterbug, well I call it a ferrule, don't know if it's the right name, but it seems to convey the information! I meant to get back to you again, as I didn't spell out clearly what may be your problem in my last post... 20w is…"
Jul 12
Glitterbug replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"Guys, thank you so much, this is awesome! I wasn't expecting so many very helpful answers! @The Lamp Caretaker: I totally understand that you advise against cleaning the spray, and I do appreciate your warning. However, firstly I think a lot of…"
Jul 12
Arne replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"I have cleaned several sprays and never had any issues. what I do is put the spray on flat surface like a sheet of perspex or so and spray the spray with window cleaner a lot untill its totally soaked. then I let it soak for a few hours with some…"
Jul 11
andy ross replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"Hi, I also own a couple of Snowflakes (a light snowfall?) and am intrigued by your post. On the sprays, you will generally find they came with metal ferrules, but you really need to post photos of the sprays in situ on the lamp; there were further…"
Jul 11
The Lamp Caretaker replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"I would not attempt to clean the spray.  There is a chemical that was applied to each glass fiber stran when they were made that due to age comes off when wet.  I've heard nightmare stories of people who have come to me after they…"
Jul 10
Glitterbug replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"Oh, I forgot: and how about the bulb wattage? Is 20 watts correct or should it be more?"
Jul 10
Glitterbug replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"Thank you so much, Arne! This is very helpful!Any tips on how to clean the spray and what product(s) to use for it? I've never done that. Or maybe you could point me to somewhere here where I can find more info? Sorry, I'm new here: first…"
Jul 10
Arne replied to Glitterbug's discussion Crestworth Snowflake
"The colourwheel looks original to me, its the typical pattern and the ones I had/have look the same. Cant say anything about the spray fitting, might be original although plastic is indeed strange...on the other hand the crestworth traction lamp…"
Jul 10
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Crestworth Snowflake

Hi all,I bought a Crestworth Snowflake fiber optic lamp on eBay, but I think I got scammed.The light is very dim and the color effects/changes are very underwhelming and kind of strange, so I decided to open the lamp to take a look inside, and I have a few questions:1. It has a 12v 20W bulb. Is this the correct one for this model, or does it need higher wattage?2. The fiber optic spray is not held together by a metal piece as you would expect in a lamp of this quality,  but by white plastic…See More
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Something Interesting About Me:
That I'm totally uninteresting.
Where I Live:
Belgium
My First Lava Lamp was:
Mathmos Jet with orange base and cap, and orange lava.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
3 lava lamps, 11 glitter lamps, 11 fiber optic lamps
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
glitter lamps:
- Hunter Sparkle-Lite
- some models of "Florence Art Co"
- many obscure French and Italian brands

lava lamps:
- Hunter Sata-Lite
- Mathmos Jet

fiber optic lamps:
- Fantasia Sunburst model 4000 (don't own one yet, unfortunately)
- almost anything from the brand "Cima International" (German)
- Pyrofag (German)
Relationship Status:
Single
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://frink.machighway.com/~edwardcr/optics/menu.html

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