Battery Operated Lava Lamps: Is There Such A Thing?
If you were already old enough to live through the psychedelic funk of the Sixties and early Seventies – with its popular Flower Power Movement – chances are you would have had the opportunity to see a genuine lava lamp in the homes of trendy Hippies. Most likely, you would already know that these are stylish electric lamps that gobble up a lot of power. However, during these financially difficult times, homeowners of the new millennium who have never experienced this decade have been asking,
“Is there such a thing as ‘battery operated lava lamps’?”
Truth be told, the answer to this question is NO. The reason for this lies in how the lava lamp works. A lava lamp has a 25 to 40 watt (or even 100 watts for giant lava lamps) incandescent or halogen light bulb that heats up the water contained inside the lamp’s cylinder. So the battery operated lava lamps is something that is hard to do. This heat then causes wax globs to melt so that they rise to the surface. As they reach the top, these globs cool down and solidify so that they sink to the lamp bottom. This process continues over and over again until you switch the lamp off.
As you can see, for lava lamps to work efficiently, they need to have a steady and stable power supply. Add the fact that it generates a lot of heat, so that you will definitely need a good power source. Batteries cannot be effectively used with lava lamps because they will lose their charge and die out before you even see the wax globs start to rise (which is 2 to 3 hours when plugged in an AC outlet). Also, the fact that the lamp creates heat, there is a great risk of the batteries exploding when exposed to high temperatures.
However, because of the demand for battery powered lava lamps, manufacturers have come up with an alternative to the use of wax. Enter the battery operated Lava Lamp Mystical Glitter LED Light. Available in various colors and shapes (such as cylinders and globes), this lamp is considered a “cousin” of the traditional lava light, except that it contains glitters instead of wax. Instead of rising up and down, the glitters spin in a whirlpool generated by a spinning fan at the base. With a height and width of 10 inches and 2.5 inches respectively, the Mystical Glitter Lava Lamp has an LED light that requires three AA batteries or an optional DC 4.5V 200mA output adapter.
These glitter lamps are actually much safer to use than their wax counterparts. Because there is no significant heat generation involved, you have no fear of getting burned from accidentally touching hot surfaces or hot wax.
The Lava Lamp Mystical Glitter LED Light can be purchased from major online light and lamp retailers and distributors. Because of the stiff competition between these sites, you can find these lamps at marked down prices and with accompanying return policies and extended warranties.
Find out how the battery operated lava lamp can add sparkle to your home today!