Looking for the ultimate way to relax, zone out and forget the cares of the real world? With the Lava Lite 5225 16.3-Inch Silver Base Lava Lamp, you can be transported to a world of neon lava floes without ever leaving the comfort and safety of your own home. Combining the glowing vibrant colors of a light show with the hypnotic, oozing motion of floating jellyfish, the Lava Lite is perfect for ambient lighting, hours of amusement and as a unique conversation piece. Whether you’re an old hippie pining for a trip back to the 70s or just a laid-back person looking to chill out with a new toy, the Lava Lite 5225 16.3-Inch Silver Base Lava Lamp is the ideal product.
The lamp is comprised of a sealed glass bottle that rests inside a silver plastic base in a nose-cone shape, giving the whole lamp an angular, futuristic aesthetic. This product comes in a variety of color combinations of waxes and liquids, but I think the best combination is the yellow wax in purple liquid. As the heat from the light warms the solid wax, it melts and begins to rise and fall through the purple liquid. As it becomes backlit against the purple, the yellow wax takes on a reddish-orange color that is strikingly similar to real lava, which I think only contributes to the illusion and overall effect.
Lava Lite also manufactures lamps in a smaller, 14.5-Inch size, but for the full effect, and for only an additional six dollars, the full size is definitely the way to go.
Plus: The Lava Lite lives up to manufacturer’s claims, providing the soothing visual effects as advertised
Drawbacks: The Lava Lite is not without its flaws, however.
- Many consumers report problems with lamps featuring the clear liquid, saying that the liquid is cloudy.
- The base of the lamp does get rather hot after it’s been on for an hour or so. The manufacture warns not to leave it turned on for more than eight hours, though I have left mine on for almost twelve and didn’t experience any problems. Still, I would not recommend leaving the lamp turned on when you leave the house, as there is definitely the potential to start a fire if the lamp fell.
Overall, the Lava Lite 5225 16.3-Inch Silver Base Lava Lamp is a great decorative lamp and a great way to relax. And, for around 20 dollars, the Lava Lite is a great value.