Tips To Caring Your Lava Lamps
The lava lamps can last for many years if treated appropriately. Here are several tips to caring your lava lamps. Set the lava lamp in an area where you can easily view it, but it won’t be disturbed. Avoid shaking the lamp at all times and do not move it when it’s warm. Display the lamp away from direct sunlight, and do not place it near a brightly lit window. Sunlight causes color fading. Operate the lamp for no more than eight to 10 hours at a time. Leaving the lamp on for too long leads to overheating, which can ruin the lamp or cause the lava to no longer flow properly. Store lava lamps in an area where temperatures remain above freezing. Keep the lamps indoors where temperatures remain fairly constant. Avoid unscrewing the cap or removing the lava globe from the lamp.
Only access the interior of the lamp through the bulb hatch and only for bulb replacement. Breaking the seal on the globe ruins the lamp. Replace the bulb when it burns out or if the lamp fails to heat and circulate the lava. Most lava lamps use small appliance bulbs, but check the manufacturer’s recommendation for the proper bulb for your model. Monitor the lava lamp at all times when it’s in operation. Keep flammable materials, such as paper and fabric, away from the lamp.