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Lava Lamp Classic Lava Lamp, 14.5-inch, Purple/ Yellow
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- The Original Classic Lava Lamp
- Melted wax flows for a calming effect
- Provides relaxing soft light
- Brushed aluminium base and cap
- 25 watt light bulb included
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The first motion lamp was designed in 1963 by an English engineer, Edward Craven Walker, who marketed it under the name Astro Lamp. In 1965, two American entrepreneurs saw the Astro lamp displayed at a trade show in Brussels, bought the rights to market the lamp worldwide and formed the Lava Corporation in Chicago. The Astro Lamp was renamed the Lava Lamp and an icon was born. Watch the different-sized formations of melted wax collide, flow, and split apart as they ooze their way up and down the glass globe. Provides relaxing, soft light , 25 watt light bulb included. Plugs into a power outlet.
1 x cap
1 x base
1 x glass globe
1 x instruction booklet
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Top Customer Reviews
The purple liquid glows a purply red with the bubbles at the bottom glowing deep yellow through to a burnt reddy orange on rising. The bubbles in my photo look more orange when they are actually much more red than this.
It took about 1 1/2 hours from cold to start gaining movement, but was bubbling well in about 2 hours, but it really does depend on the ambient room temperature and if it has been in use hours before. On first use there appears to be no issues with my new 'lavalite' lamp and it is just what I was looking for.
Don't worry if the liquid sits short of the top cap level at first, this soon disappears as the liquid heats up and expands. WARNING! The lamp does become very hot so I advise caution with young children.
Update: However, after only a few uses the wax refused to bubble, no matter how long it was given to heat up. My daughter had to return 2 faulty Lavalite lamps to another seller before she got one that worked; one faulty lamp gave off a worrying electrical crackle and so was immediately returned, the other stopped bubbling after only a few uses, so I suppose it's a case of finding one that works.
It appears to be a good quality product, and does not feel cheapy as some others I have seen in shops have.
This item arrived quickly and well packaged.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product as described. Well packaged, quick shipping. Good quality and Looks really funky!Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
This product arrived puntually and in perfect condition. The light is gorgeous and I think that I will buy also another colour.Published 1 month ago by laura bresciani
This is a very good lava lamp it has had many hours of use and still works as good as new would definitely buy this product again.Published 1 month ago by Jack
My daughter really loves the changing colours in this lamp. Now she looks forward to bedtime so she can watch the sparkling lights.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I'm sure these one star reviews about colour fading and the bulb breaking are fake plants by people who work for Mathmos, the company cannot stand that this lamp is only £12 and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. L. Smith