Lava Lamps - Review
Lava lamps are back in style and motion! These inexpensive
lamps provide a fun way to accent light a college dorm room. They
are also popular with kids and teenagers, and can really liven up
What types of lava lamps are available? You'll find them as table
lamps, torchieres and even 2-arm lamps. But still the most common
is the traditional glass globe filled with colored liquid that moves
and swirls around creating interesting patterns. How much do they
cost? Prices range from $20 to $100.
Though the lava lamp is a favorite of the demographic mentioned,
it is also taking hold in home decorating. In particular, lava torchieres
with names like "Volcano Motion".
Why buy a lava lamp?
Did you know that lava lamps are good Feng Shui stimulators and
that they introduce "Yang" energy with a combination of
water, movement and light. Take a look at
www.fengshui-ci.co.uk for more information about this topic.
They also provide wonderful accent lighting in the right room,
and people love to watch the pink, blue and purple lava-liquid swirl.
Lava lamps: history
Originating in the 60's as the Astro Lamp, by Edward Craven-Walker,
of England, the name soon became changed when two Americans bought
the rights to the lamp and called it instead: The Lava Brand Motion
Lamp. Today, these retro light fixtures are enjoying a come back.
Other funky fixtures from the 50's and 60's? amoeba, starburst
and atomic lamps. These lamps were the result of the post WW2 mixing
of science, new materials and production techniques. This included
the lava table lamp.