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Mathmos Telstar rocket shaped lava lamp

The Telstar design is inspired by the space race fever that gripped the 1960s.

Telstar legs are made with cast and polished zinc and each one is hand polished. Each product is individually inspected and tested to ensure that a Mathmos lava lamp is the best quality in the world. Telstars bottles are hand filled in Mathmos' British factory.

Spare parts, including bulbs, are available from Mathmos on an ongoing basis.


Hand poured in the UK

We fill every telstar bottle by hand with our unique Mathmos formula. This gives our lava lamps the best shape lava formations, the clearest liquids and the longest bottle life. Our long experience, our heritage and the superior quality of our overall product is what separates a Mathmos lava lamp from others.

Breathe life in to your lamp

Spare parts, including bulbs, are available for all Mathmos lava lamps dating back to 1963 enabling you to keep your lamp fresh and working perfectly for years to come. Buying a new bottle is the ideal way to breath new life in to your lava lamp. Click here to see colourways currently available. 

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Weight: 2kg
Product size: height 500mm
Light: 240V Max 30W E14 Spot bulb
Power: Mains power
Materials: Polished aluminium base and cap - Polished cast zinc legs - Glass Bottle - Mathmos lava formula
Mathmos astro lava lamp children advice

ATTENTION:

Lava lamps are not toys. Please position them well out of reach of children under 14 years old.


This luminaire is compatible with bulbs of the energy classes: D,E
The luminaire is sold with a bulb of the energy class: E (30W)

Mathmos lava lamp instructions

Position

Chose a position for your lamp on a level surface in a room with a temperature between 20 and 24°C or (69 to 75°F).

Place the lamp well away from;

  • children under 14 years – to prevent breakage
  • sunlight – to prevent fading
  • drafts – to prevent slow operation
  • cold places – to prevent freezing
  • hot places – to prevent overheating
  • animals – to prevent breakage
  • do not place on carpets or block the ventilation spaces beneath the lamp.

Set Up & Warm Up

Put the bottle on the base with the screw cap at the top. If it is not sitting straight please rotate a little. Then plug it in and turn it on. NB. It is normal for the glass to have small air bubbles and moulding scars.

Warm up takes between 1 and 3 hours depending on the size of the model and the surrounding temperature. Stalagmite shapes may form during the warm up process, these will then melt and the lava will begin to flow.

Operation

Your Mathmos lava lamp will operate best after it has been used for or five times. For the fist few times you may see small air bubbles in the lava. Please do not leave your lava lamp on for more than six hours a day; this will prolong the life of your lamp.

Overheating will shorten the light of the life of the lamp. Overheating is occurring if there is either one large bubble or many smaller ones. Never move or shake the lamp when it is in use or still warm as this causes irreparable clouding. It is normal for the base to become very hot.

Replacements

When your lava lamp has ended its life it will begin to go cloudy, the colours may fade and it will not move as well as it once did. This will happen after approximately 2000 hours of operation. You can then buy a new bottle at www.mathmos.com in the current colours available. Please note we do not refill bottles and please on no account open the bottle or add liquids.

If the bulb blows please replace it with one of the same type and wattage. Only fit the correct bulb, as stated on the label in the base. Again bulbs can be bought at www.mathmos.com as can many replacement parts.

Safety

This lamp has passed the relevant safety standards and carries the statutory guarantee of the country of purchase. The liquid in the lamps are not dangerous and can be disposed of normally. Never use a lamp if the bottle has been dropped as this will create weakness in the glass, obtain a replacement bottle and dispose of the old one. Do not leave the lamp unattended with small children. If the liquid is swallowed by mistake drink plenty of water. If it is spilt onto the skin or had contact with the eyes pour on cold water. If any symptoms appear please visit a doctor.

Please retain these instructions should be retained for future use. If you have further questions about your lava lamp please visit http://www.mathmos.com/lava_lamp_FAQ.html

  1. Q. Can I buy replacement parts for my lava lamp?
    A. Yes Mathmos lava lamps are designed to last please buy replacement parts here.
  2. Q. My lava lamp is faulty what can I do?
    A. Firstly read through these FAQs to see if your question has been answered. If not we offer a one year warranty on all our products.  If your lamp was purchased less than a year ago, please contact our customer service team who will be happy to assist. Please read our Faulty Product Returns Advice.
  3. Q. Why is my lava lamp cloudy?
    A. Lava lamps become cloudy for two reasons; either they have been shaken or moved whilst hot or they have reached the end of their life (2000 hours). You can purchase a replacement bottle for your lava lamp here.

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  4. Q. Why does my lava lamp have specs and bubbles in the glass?
    A. Mathmos lava lamp bottles are manufactured in one of the highest quality automated bottling factories in Britian. Even so small bubbles are a normal part of this manufacturing process, it is not a fault.

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  5. Q. What are the differences in quality between a Mathmos lava lamp and others?
    A. A different lava formulation giving better lava flow, longer life, clearer liquids and more vivid colours. The metal parts are of a thicker, higher grade metal allowing us to hand polish them to a high shine. Our bulbs are directional taking the heat away from the base and directing the light into the lava. We have a higher standard of safety and build quality audited by a number of different bodies. We provide a comprehensive range of spare parts unlike other throw away products. We have 50 years of British manufacturing excellence to draw on.
  6. Q. How long should it take for my lava lamp to warm up?
    A. Lava lamps should start working within an hour to an hour and a half of turning them on. First they will form stalagmite shapes, then they will start to form lava lamp shapes.

    If you lava lamp does not warm up in this time it may be positioned in the wrong place or the room may be too cold. Lava lamps should be positioned away from drafts and air conditioning. The room should be at least 20 degrees centigrade.

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  7. Q. My lava lamp just has one large bubble sitting at the top of the bottle that does not move?
    A. The lava lamp is overheated. It could have been on too long (more than 8 hours), so please turn it off and allow it too cool. Or it is positioned in a room that is too hot (more than 24 degrees) or next to a heater. Please reposition your lamp.

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  8. Q. How should I dispose of my lava lamp bottle when it reaches the end of its life?
    A. Please make a hole in the metal cap with a sharp point, then pour away the liquid. The bottle may then be recycled through your local recycling centre.

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  9. Q. Can I buy new liquids for my lava lamp?
    A. Lava lamp bottles are a sealed unit and so we do not sell the liquids separately, but you can buy a new bottle and contents for Mathmos lava lamps here.

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  10. Q. Can I buy a new cap for my lava lamp bottle?
    A. Lava lamp bottles are a sealed unit and so we do not sell the cap separately, but you can buy a new bottle and contents here.

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  11. Q. Why is my lava lamp bottle not sitting straight in the base?
    A. Lava lamp bottles do vary minutely as part of the manufacturing process. Turn your bottle round so that it finds a good fit with the base.

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  12. Q. How long do lava lamp bottles last?
    A. Mathmos Lava lamp bottles last for approximately 2000 hours of use. After this you can buy a replacement bottle here.

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  13. Q. Where can I buy replacement bulbs for my Mathmos lava lamp?
    A. Mathmos have large stocks of replacement bulbs for our lava lamps available here.

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  14. Q. Why don't you do replacement bottles in the colour I want?
    A. Mathmos have made a huge number of colourways over our long history, it is not possible to keep all the colours in stock. Please choose from the current range.

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  15. Q. Do you offer custom refills?
    A. We do this once a year for some bottles, please contact our customer service team for the proceedure. Please note this is an expensive process best suited to collectors.

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  16. Q. Why has my lava lamp made strange stalagmite shapes?
    A. This is a normal part of the warming up process. Please leave it on longer and then it will start to form moving lava shapes.

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  17. Q. My lava lamp is not lighting up?
    A. Please check that your bulb is working. You may buy a new bulb here. Alternatively, please check the integrity of the fuse in the plug.

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  18. Q. Can I buy Mathmos lava lamps for delivery to the USA and Canada?
    A. Not at the moment.

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  19. Q. Why can I see bubbles in the lava?
    A. Small bubbles in the lava are normal particularly when you first receive the lamp. As you use this over time the bubbles will reduce.
  20. Q. Why has the liquid in my bottle gone clear?
    A. Over time the dye in the lava liquid will fade, particularly if it is positioned in direct sunlight. If you lamp was bought within the last year and the instructions were followed please contact our customer service team. If your lamp was bought over a year ago you can buy a new bottle here.

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  21. Q. The liquid level of my lamp is too low. Can I top it up?
    A. No Mathmos lava lamp bottles are sealed units. Do not attempt to take off the cap and on no account top up the liquid. The heat from a lava lamp causes the water to expand and topping up the liquid could cause the lamp to be overfilled and put pressure on the glass as the liquids expand. If you are not happy with your bottle buy a new one here.

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  22. Q. Why is there wax sticking to the side of the bottle?
    A. If you use the lamp a few times this was should stick to the rest. If this does not happen and your lamp was bought less than a year ago please contact us here. If you lamp is over a year old please buy a replacement bottle here.

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  23. Q. Do you offer any colours in addition to what is shown on your website?
    A. No however we do constatnly add new colours so sign up to our mailing list to be notified of new colours as they are released.

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  24. Q. Why can I see a metal spring coil floating in my lava lamp bottle?
    A. The metal spring is an essential component of a lava lamp bottle. However it should be sitting at the bottom of the bottle. Run the lamp for several hours and hopefully the spring will settle in its right place.

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  25. Q. Why won't my new Telstar bottle fit on my old Telstar base?
    A. Bottles and base tolerances do vary a little over time, please contact customer services here.

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  26. Q. Why can I see a foreign object in my new lava lamp bottle?
    A. There should not be anything other than lava and liquid in the bottle, please contact customer services here.

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  27. Q. How old is my Lava Lamp?
    A. There have been many small changes in the manufacture of Mathmos lava lamps over our long period of production. Dating lava lamps is not something we can do for you. You might want to visit one of the specialist sites such as www.flowoflava.com to begin this process.
  28. Q. How can I clean my lava lamp?
    A. The bottle should be cleaned with glass cleaner and a cloth. The base and cap is aluminium so please use recomended products. If in doubt just use a soft cloth.

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  29. Q. My lava lamp broke on the floor. How do I clean it?
    A. Dispose of us much liquid and lava as you can remove from the floor. Then use recommended cleaning methods for removing coloured water and wax for whatever fooor you have.

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  30. Q. The replacement bottle I ordered doesn't fit my lamp. Can I change it?
    A. Yes please contact customer services here.

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  31. Q. Can I buy new liquid and wax?
    A. No please buy a complete new bottle here.

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  32. Q. Can I buy a glitter bottle?
    A. Glitter bottles are not currently available.
  33. Q. What is the lifespan of a bottle or bulb?
    A. Mathmos lava lamp bottles last 2000 hours. The life of the bulbs vary but are guaranteed for one year from purchase.

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  34. Q. Can I buy replacement bulbs for my USA Telstar lamp?
    A. Not from us I am afraid we suggest you look online in the US.

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  35. Q. Can I buy replacement bottles/bulbs for my 3-in-1 lava lamp?
    A. Whilst we do not have stock of the bottles or bulbs for this discontinued product you can buy regular bulbs and bottles here.

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  36. Q. I've lost the rubber protectors from the bottom of my Telstar. What can I do?
    A. Please purchase a set here.

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  37. Q. Are Mathmos lava lamps suitable for children?
    A. No lava lamps on the market are suitable for children under 14 years old. Mathmos lava lamps, as all lava lamps, should be placed well out of reach of children under 14.

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