"Yes a dimmer was needed for several reasons1) To control the flow
(BTY 150Watt ceramic is not the same as 150Watt Incandescent)2) to have a wiring distribution point as the LEDs need full voltage to the power supply
I used a fluorescent blue…"
"Making the need for a white ish oil in order for the LED changing colors to do its business ?
This kind of heat source requires also a dimmer like theone used on the lunar, did you put the LED (s ?) on the outer boundary of the bottle ?"
"When the globes are cold, Pour the master fluid into a pitcher(s)Heat the bottles in a water bath to melt the waxCoat the new lunar bottle with SURF(If you do not have SURF, you might get away with using some of the master fluid, but no guarantee of…"
I own 16 lava lamps, 15 of them made by mathmos, the last one a standard one in pink/white combination, just bought a lunar with a dent on cap to be fixed,, now looking for a vase. Even if I live in a small flat, a Galaxy should be the sherry on top! hi hi hi
Apart from this, I usually work in I.T but trying to establish my own company and if not successfull going back to music, making Drum n' Bass or electroacoustic. I designed some watches too (which never hit the shelves) with one I'd love to find the way to make it work.
If I wasn't soooo lazy, I'd have a SF scenario written by now. My favorites writers in SF are William Gibson, P.K Dick, robert Sheckley,
Where I Live:
I live in pAris (France)
My First Lava Lamp was:
I bought a purple/red telstar one year ago and shazaammm, I got addicted! Damned.
AS I try color combinations, liquid is often an issue so I emailed Mathmos on this and guess what... I was (nicely and kindly) turned down... Too bad
HI! Thank you for the wonderful complents on my custom lamps! Since these are my personal creations it makes me feel good when someone likes them! Should you want to own lamps like these, I will be glad to make some customs just for you!