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Very nice, but do have a couple of flaws
on 6 March 2015
Over the past few years I have had 3 of these exact lava lamps, in different colours. They are very nice, and have all worked very well, especially for the cost of them. In the darker months I turn them on about an hour before it gets dark, and by the time you are closing the curtains for the evening, they are up and running perfectly.
I have found two problems with them. The first arises in the first year, and that is that the inside of the glass appears to get smoggy. This is a shame because it spoils the look of it somewhat. I even move them out of the sun when the Summer months come, so I don't know why this happens. The other problem occurs after a couple of years, and that is that the seal on the top of the bottle starts to smell strongly of whatever chemical is inside (it smells like petrol). I have serious health problems, including migraines, so as soon as this smell starts to get strong, I throw them out. It might be something to be aware of if you are thinking of locating one next to where you are sitting. I would recommend these lava lamps, but you do probably get what you pay for.