Astro the original lava lamp: Black



Matt Black

The original Astro lava lamp in matt black designed in 1963 by Edward Craven Walker, the inventor of lava lamps and founder of Mathmos. This classic design is made in Britain; the metal is spun by hand, anodised in a matt black finish, then fitted with black feet and a white lead. The bottle is filled with Mathmos' unique lava lamp formula. Replacement parts are available from Mathmos on an ongoing basis for products bought in the 1960s right through to the present day. (Supplied with white cable and black feet)
Mathmos Astro Lava Lamp

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Height: 43 cm (16.92 in)
Width: 14 cm (5.51 in)
Weight: 2.95 kg


Bottles: Glass, Made in Britain
Metal: Aluminium base and cap with matt black anodised finish, hand spun in the UK
Lava: Mathmos special formula, Poole
Light: 35W halogen reflector bulb, GU10 240V
Lifespan: 2000hrs
Colour temp: 2700K
Flood angle: 36°
Lumens: 173lm
kW/h: 0.035


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Made in Britain

We are proud that our astro and astro baby lava lamps have been in continuous British production to the highest quality standards since 1963.

Recondition your lava lamp

Hand filled lava lamp bottles and bespoke halogen bulbs for the astro and astro baby are available for lava lamps made from 1963 to date; take advantage of the 30% spares discount when you buy a lamp.

Mathmos Lava Lamp Formula

Astro & Astro Baby bottles are hand filled in the Mathmos UK factory Mathmos unique lava lamp formula has brighter, clearer liquids, that last longer than other lava lamps.

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