Newest Review: ... have always been fascinated with these lamps since seeing them on old black and white TV programmes way back in the 60s. They would often... more
Member Name: tomleedsuk
Advantages: Stylish, attractive
Disadvantages: Can get warm
I can't remember what my room looks like without my lava lamp! It gives any room a much needed hit of bright fluorescent colour, with attractive contemporary styling and swirling, interesting patterns from the 'lava' making it a truely mesmorising little ornament. I opted for a Mathmos lava lamp, which I think personally is the only way to go. It is styled like a rocket, complete with three legged stand, acting as stabilising wings.
A lava lamp really will brighten up any room and is available in a whole host of bright, eye-catching colours. I have owned mine for around 6 years now, and It is still going strong and have at no point needed to replaced the glass container containing the liquid substance. Power is supplied by a main cable, so no need to faff around with fiddly batteries etc.
The concept of the design is simple but genius. The liquid lava is heated by a bight buld underneath the glass container and after a few minutes lots of interesting shapes will begin bobbing up and down. My only word of advice is be careful as they can get very hot after being on for too long.
Summary: Perfect for any room