A lava lamp is a light fixture that contains melted wax. The wax moves up and down through the lamp, resembling the flow of lava. Caring for a lava lamp includes maintaining the correct room temperature and cleaning the surface. Lava lamps are sensitive to temperature fluctuations in a room, which can cause the wax to flow improperly.
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Things you need
- Soft cloth
Set the lava lamp on a flat, non-glass surface away from heating or cooling vents and direct sunlight. Maintain the room's temperature between 21.1 and 23.3 degrees C.
Allow the lava lamp five hours to warm up the first time you turn it on. Do not operate the lamp for more than 10 hours at a time.
Replace the bulb when necessary with the type recommended by the manufacturer for your particular model.
Unplug the lava lamp and allow it to cool completely; this takes approximately two to three hours. Wipe down the glass surface of the lava lamp with a damp cloth. Allow it to dry before you plug it back in.
Tips and warnings
- Do not remove the cap or add objects or liquid to the lamp.
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