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Member Name: MikeBorry
Advantages: Pretty, gloopy lamps.
Disadvantages: See review.
~ Lava Lamps ~
Over the years I have had a good few different lava lamps, the latest is a set of three that sit on a base. There are three pin style bottles (like the pins in bowling), one is coloured in pink, the other blue and the last being yellow. There is the same colour wax in the bottles as the liquid and they sit on a round silver light up base. There is a long lead leading from the base that plugs into the wall socket, on this lead is the on/off switch to operate the lamp.
I was bought this for Christmas about three years ago by my step mother and I am not entirely sure why she thought it was a good gift idea, it doesn't go with any of my decor nor did I particularly want one but there you go!
So it is in my son's bedroom, on his computer desk. He puts it on in the evenings rather than the main light as it offers a much dimmer glow and is more relaxing. For about two months I did have it in my kitchen and whilst I do find the gloopy wax patterns really relaxing it just wasn't practical!
Lava lamps are really cool to look at and I could sit for hours just watching the wax float around in the liquid, making patterns and floating up and down.
When off the lamps don't look anything special really, the wax sits at the bottom and does nothing until it is put on, the heat of the lamp then warms up the wax and it is then the fun begins, but they can take a while to warm up.
You can get lava lamps in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours and the prices vary greatly. If you want a lava lamp you will be spoilt for choice. You can get small ones, normal sizes ones, large ones and massive ones! I know at the moment B&M Bargains have large lava lamps available for around £10 which is a good price. You will also find a good range available on Amazon.
I do however have a slight horror story about lava lamps or a lava lamp should that be. When me and my brother were younger we were both bought a lava lamp for Christmas, I rarely used mine but my brother was scared of the dark so he would use it as a night light. He would put it on when he got into bed and then my mum would turn it off within an hour when he was asleep, baring in mind they need to be put on for a while to warm up so the wax goes gloopy I really don't think what happened should have happened! Anyway, he put the lamp on one night and as she did every night my mum went up to turn it off only to find that the lamp had exploded all over the wall, the bedside cabinet and my brothers bed! Luckily my brother was facing the wall and his blanket was up over him or he would have ended up being burned by the hot wax! We had no idea as to how this happened, the lamp had not been dropped or moved at all but I would definitely say not to put a lava lamp near your bed!
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: They do look very pretty.
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