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Fluidium bulb socket's gone pop

Started this discussion. Last reply by john May 18. 3 Replies

It would appear I'm having no luck at all with my Fluidium!Firstly I couldn't get hold of the correct bulb for it and managed to scorch the base with a halogen bulb (don't do it folks!). But after…Continue

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Rejuvenate Fluidium after 2 years

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Gill Feb 15, 2012. 13 Replies

Hi all,Just joined this site, and I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out!I've got a Fluidium lamp (the one with the Ross Lovegrove logo on the front). It hasn't been used for over two years.…Continue

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john replied to squibn's discussion Fluidium bulb socket's gone pop
"Your welcome also I use the 40w r39 reflector bulbs but like you say they are hard to get hold off, I always keep soke fuses as I had same issue with a old telstsr before glad you got it in working order again thanks john "
May 18
squibn replied to squibn's discussion Fluidium bulb socket's gone pop
"Oh my, how embarrassing! It was the the fuse! Thank you so much John that should have been the very first thing I checked! We're back in business! Good to know that the old astro baby cord/socket are the same as the Fluidiums tho.Cheers,Squibn"
May 18
john replied to squibn's discussion Fluidium bulb socket's gone pop
"You can use these plug in adapter have you changed your fuse as seems odd when your socket keep blowing unless something tripping out like short circuiting another think you can do and will work is to get a old astro baby base and swap the new cord…"
May 18
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Fluidium bulb socket's gone pop

It would appear I'm having no luck at all with my Fluidium!Firstly I couldn't get hold of the correct bulb for it and managed to scorch the base with a halogen bulb (don't do it folks!). But after some great advice on here I managed to track down the correct type.I finally got it working nicely, and was pretty chuffed with it only for the socket to go pop one morning when I turned it on... Nooooo!So my question is this, I know I could/should probably take it to an electrician, but they're gonna…See More
May 18
squibn replied to Steven Russell's discussion Fluidium heat guard
"Hi Steve, Did you manage to get hold of a heat guard for your Fluidium? I'm also trying to get hold of one myself but no joy at the minute:( Cheers,Squibn"
Apr 13
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Apr 4
squibn replied to Sue's discussion Fluidium green
"Hi John,  Just wondered if you'd received my message about those heat shields for the Fluidium? Would be great to get the info I need to order one. Thanks,Squibn"
Apr 1
squibn replied to Sue's discussion Fluidium green
"Thanks for both your offers Autumn and Arne, I think the cheapest way of getting a heat shield is by DM'ing John and getting the details of the company here in the UK as if I did get it from Goolamps I'm still gonna have to pay European…"
Mar 29
squibn replied to Sue's discussion Fluidium green
"A little update on my Fluidium issue, I managed to get some 40w incandescent reflector bulbs, and YES! I have a working  lamp (see pictures) The only issue I now have is it doesn't run great, I just get a big ball that goes up, then comes…"
Mar 27
squibn replied to Sue's discussion Fluidium green
"In that case Lampfancy I've got a phase 1, as mine has the motif on the bottle. I'm going to go to my local hardware store tomorrow to see if they've got one of those incandescent ones like you've posted a link to. I saw those…"
Mar 19
squibn replied to Sue's discussion Fluidium green
"Hi Lampfancy, Thanks for your reply, yeh I've tried one of those bulbs and the wax just doesn't move at all, it just lights up the base! I've attached the bulb I tried, it looks the same as the one you are suggesting, but there may…"
Mar 18
squibn replied to Sue's discussion Fluidium green
"Hello,  Apologies for replying to this post (nearly) 10 years later. Haha! I'm having the exact same issue as the original poster. I bought a bulb that looked like the right type from Mathmos but it was a halogen one and began to scorch…"
Mar 18

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