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  • How do I care for my Lava Lamp?

  • How big are the lamps in relation to each other?

  • Why is my globe cloudy?

    First, we'll assume that you're referring to the globe of your Lava Lamp. If that is in fact correct, the only reason the globe will become cloudy is if the Lava Lamp has been shaken, stirred, moved, dropped, or caught in an earthquake while the blobs are warm. We're sorry to inform you that this is probably a permanent problem.


    If this unfortunate event should ever happen to you again, you may be able to save your lamp if you immediately turn it off and let the wax settle to the bottom of the globe and completely cools. Then, turn the lamp on until the wax breaks up and as soon as it begins, shut the lamp off again until it cools. Running the lamp in these short "bursts" may result in a clear lamp.

  • Why do the lava blobs stay as a glob at the bottom of the globe?

    A. The base of your unit may not be getting hot enough, or, conversely, may be getting too hot. (see the Illustrations below) If it isn't moving there are two things to check:


    Check your bulb to be sure it isn't burned out.
    \nBe sure not to use the lamp beyond recommended time which results in over heating.


  • Why do my lava blobs break up into a multitude of little balls?

    Each Lava Lamp has its own personality and these formations are often a normal occurrence. This can also be a symptom of the lamp overheating because it has been operating for too long.

  • Why are there speckles of light on my globe?

    Each globe is made of glass and is likely to have manufacturer's marks and bubbles, both of which are normal.

  • Why did the liquid color fade in my motion lamp?

    Ultraviolet rays, my friend. If you allow your lamp to sit in direct sunlight, the sun's rays can cause the color to fade. Unfortunately, it's also permanent.

  • Why is there airspace at the top of the globe?\n

    The reason for the airspace is to allow for the expansion of the liquid as it heats up. To allow for this space, there may be as much as a 2" gap from the top.

  • How do I remove the light bulb?

    Sometimes the light bulb can be difficult to remove. This is not a defect. To remove the bulb, unplug the Lava Lamp, press down lightly on the bulb and turn counterclockwise. If the bulb resists, don't give up—with a little persistence, it will come out.

  • What type of replacement light bulbs do I need?

    Need more information to help you figure out what light bulb you need? Our Bulb Specifications Chart will help.

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    Model NameOZ.Bulb Wattage, Model Number and Common NameProduct Number
    11.5"/ Accents1215 Watt (Sewing machine bulb)5016
    14.5" / Classic2025 Watt (Refrigerator bulb.) *5025
    17" / 32 oz3240 Watt A15 (Appliance bulb.)5032
    16.3" / 52 oz5240 Watt A15 (Appliance bulb.)5032
    27" Lava Grande (motion)259100 Watt 100R20F (Floodlight bulb.)5010

    * Delineates the same size base to bulb socket requirement.