When I was younger I remember my older sister getting a lava lamp for Christmas. It was the most wonderful thing ever. I used to stare at it for ages watching the molten wax rising up and falling down. Over the years I haven’t really thought about getting a lava lamp myself, although I would love one!
When the lovely people at Mathmos contacted me about the release of their new lava lamp called the Neo, I thought fantastic! My chance to finally have my own lava lamp, and to really explore how they work. Lava lamps are a beautiful work of science.
Mathmos are the original British lava lamps makers dating all the way back to 1963. For over 50 years they have been making lava lamps, isn’t that amazing? So if you buy a Mathmos lava lamp you know you are buying British quality from the best makers possible.
After having a browse around their site, I have to say I adore the Fireflow lava lamp. It’s powered by a tealight! How cool is that?
So today Mathmos are releasing their new lava lamp called the Neo as I said previously. The Neo is designed by Jonathan Coles and is the only lava lamp in the world that has been thoroughly tested and verified to be safe for customers of all ages. Yes it’s a lava lamp safe for children!
I have to say it’s pretty in the dark so had to add a photo of the Neo in my window!
The Neo Lava Lamp
The Neo is made from precision cast metal and is of low voltage. The lamp is powered by long-lasting halogen capsules for extended use. The Neo has an internal diffuser ensuring the heat and light are directed into the bottle. This makes the metal stand cooler to the touch and therefore safer for children. The bottle is also shatterproof.
I chose the chrome finish for the lamp only because it matches my living room decor much more than the copper finish would. I have to say that the copper looks very retro and much more unusual than the chrome finish.
Image from Mathmos
There are many colour combinations available for the Neo. I chose the purple liquid with the pink wax. The lamp will take up to 2 hours to get fully going so it takes a little patience. The chrome design gives the lamp a sleek and futuristic space look. I love it! The circular base design is a little unusual compared to the ‘normal’ shape lava lamps, which helps to give it a unique look.
I have one word for the Neo – Stunning!
Now onto the Giveaway. Mathmos have offered a chrome Neo to one of my readers – yes you! To enter the giveaway, please fill in the rafflecopter below.
*I was given a Neo Lava Lamp in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Terms and Conditions – There is one chrome Neo Lava Lamp to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter.com from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and email. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a valid UK address before a new winner is selected. The prize will be sent from Mathmos. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.