(Topic ID: 275268)

Lava lamps


By swampfire

9 months ago

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  • I love EM pins, and I love lava lamps 89 votes
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  • I love EM pins but have no interest in lava lamps 11 votes
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  • I hate EM pins but I like lava lamps 35 votes
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  • EMs and lava lamps are slow and boring 12 votes
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#251 33 days ago

I got some new bulbs in a pack of 6 made by Haraq. Type R39, E17, 25 watt. They seem to work fine and last a lot longer than the original bulbs that were supplied with the lamp. I still think I would like a dimmer, described on this thread. The Haraq bulb is on the left in the photo, original 40 watt bulb on the right in the attached photo. The 40 watt bulbs did not last more than 24 hours in my lamp.

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#252 13 days ago

Enter the maw

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#253 12 days ago
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#254 12 days ago

Three really nice looking ones!

#255 12 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

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Those look really bad ass. The clear looks so much cleaner and clearer than most. Did you do something special to get that look ?

#256 12 days ago

Lamp on the left in green/red has a 40 watt bulb with no dimmer. Red lamp on the right has a 25 watt Haraq bulb and is on a dimmer. Virtually no difference in operation that I can detect other than the fact that the 25 watt bulb has lasted more than a week and the 40 watt bulb has to be turned off after a few hours, or it will burn out. The green lamp with the 40 watt bulb is starting to show small pieces in the mix, where the 25 watt bulb on a dimmer keeps the wax mostly intact.

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#257 12 days ago

Finally got a non- cloudy 27" after 3 lamps. Its perfectly clear just doesn't photograph well.

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#258 11 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Postal:

Those look really bad ass. The clear looks so much cleaner and clearer than most. Did you do something special to get that look ?

I was experimenting with Propylene Glycol to see if I could get the lava stringier like my old Humungo

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#259 11 days ago

Bought one of the $11.99 lava lamps (lites?) from Home Depot nearly two years ago. After near 24-7 operation and five replacement 25watt bulbs the wax has separated and looks burnt. Thinking about replacing it with the 27” model and being a bit more responsible with its use. Does anyone have a diameter measurement for it? Can’t find that detail anywhere?

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#260 11 days ago
Quoted from EasternBloc:

Thinking about replacing it with the 27” model and being a bit more responsible with its use. Does anyone have a diameter measurement for it?

The Grande is about 7" at the thickest point, and holds about 1.7 gallons of liquid

#261 10 days ago

Thank you, Grande ordered!

#262 10 days ago
Quoted from EasternBloc:

Thank you, Grande ordered!

It will be fun to see how many cloudy ones you get before you finally get one acceptably clear.

Some guys have returned so many on the lava lamp forum, that Amazon quits letting them exchange them - refund only

#263 10 days ago

That's the good thing about buying them at Menards, you can open them and make sure they are not milky

#264 10 days ago

I've purchased around eight or so standard lava lamps from Amazon and not one was cloudy. Is this something specific to the grande?

#265 10 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

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That cup looks like trouble!

#266 10 days ago
Quoted from xian222:

I've purchased around eight or so standard lava lamps from Amazon and not one was cloudy. Is this something specific to the grande?

Maybe.

It just looks like someone puked in them.

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#267 10 days ago

Both the pink or blue water looks like chunder in most of the Grande from the last couple of batches.

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#268 10 days ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

That cup looks like trouble!

Unleash the Kraken

#269 10 days ago

It’s been a long time since I bought mine, but I think I got it direct from the manufacturer

#270 10 days ago
Quoted from undrdog:

It’s been a long time since I bought mine, but I think I got it direct from the manufacturer

They used to be in Chicago, but now China

#271 10 days ago

Because nothing says "cool" and 70s like China.

#272 10 days ago

My friend is trying to attract more traffic to his mall arcade, and I told him to put a grande on the floor by the front window. It’ll pull kids and/or their parents close enough to notice that the place has 10 pins.

#273 10 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

My friend is trying to attract more traffic to his mall arcade, and I told him to put a grande on the floor by the front window. It’ll pull kids and/or their parents close enough to notice that the place has 10 pins.

Kids will probably come in just to shake it.

Wallgreens had those Colossus lamps in their stores.

At 100 lbs, there was no chance of kids shaking them.

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#274 10 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Kids will probably come in just to shake it.
Wallgreens had those Colossus lamps in their stores.
At 100 lbs, there was no chance of kids shaking them.

...but a small chance that the Colossus would explode all over the kid.

#275 10 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

...but a small chance that the Colossus would explode all over the kid.

It would be fun to rig a Grande to totally blow its top when shaken

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#276 6 days ago

Today's find at Spencer's.

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#277 6 days ago

∆ never saw that before.... how real is it in person?

#278 6 days ago

It's dated 2016 so it may have been lost in the backroom for a long time.

It looks very good in person. The color changes are also very smooth. It was about $30 bucks so it was overpriced for what it is, however, I have never seen one before and it will pacify me while my real lava lamps heat up.

#279 6 days ago

Reminds me of those plasma ones I've always been looking at

#280 5 days ago
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#281 5 days ago

I also have two of these.

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#282 5 days ago

Yeah those ones. #jellyfish

#283 5 days ago

Shopping out Aerosmith with Beach Fossils, bloody knuckles and wine. I love the lava lamp startup phase more than anything.

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#284 5 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Kids will probably come in just to shake it.
Wallgreens had those Colossus lamps in their stores.
At 100 lbs, there was no chance of kids shaking them.[quoted image]

walgreens ? WTF

#285 5 days ago

Yep, look at a lava lamp while you wait for a mouse pad with your grandkids picture on it

#286 2 days ago

Here's my new lamp. The black has a great sheen to it.20210511_180431 (resized).jpg

#287 2 days ago

Here's my other two. They have a great balance I think.20210508_010511 (resized).jpg

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#289 2 days ago

Here’s mine…dontfeed we have a similar balance going

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