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Telstar Rocket lava lamp
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Telstar Rocket lava lamp

The classic rocket shaped lava lamp, now in 7 colour combinations all with Mathmos' unique formulation.

Telstar Rocket lava lamp

The Telstar design is inspired by the space race fever that gripped the 1960s. Telstar legs are precision cast and then chromed, the bottles are hand filled in Mathmos' British factory with our unique lava lamp formula. Each product is individually inspected and tested to ensure that a Mathmos lava lamp is the best quality in the world. 

Spare parts, including bulbs, are available from Mathmos on an ongoing basis.

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Highest Quality

Mathmos makes the telstar lava lamp to the very highest quality and safety standards.

Spare Parts

Replacement parts including bulbs and bottles are available for telstar.

Gold Star Service

Mathmos is a Gold Star Trusted Merchant online; visit Feefoo to see reviews of our products and service.

Unique Lava Formula

Mathmos unique lava lamp formula has brighter, clearer liquids, lasts longer than other lava lamps. Our bottles are expertly filled in our factory in Poole, Dorset.

Stylish Packaging

Well designed gift packaging ensures your lamp arrives in perfect condition and is appreciated from the moment it is seen.

Weight: 2kg
Product size: height 500mm
Power: Mains power
Materials: Polished aluminium base and cap - Polished cast zinc legs - Glass Bottle - Mathmos lava formula

Light:240V Max 28W GU10 Spot bulb
This bulb is primarily used as a heat source.
For Mathmos lava lamps only. Not for household room illumination.
Colour temp: 2700K
Flood angle: 36°
Lumens 190lm
Kw/h 0.028

Mathmos astro lava lamp children advice


Lava lamps are not toys. Please position them well out of reach of children under 14 years old.

Mathmos lava lamp instructions


Choose a position for your lamp on a level surface in a room with a temperature between 20 and 24°C or (69 to 75°F).

Place the lamp well away from;

  • children under 14 years to prevent breakage
  • sunlight to prevent fading
  • drafts to prevent slow operation
  • cold places to prevent freezing
  • hot places to prevent overheating
  • animals to prevent breakage
  • do not place on carpets or block the ventilation spaces beneath the lamp.

Set Up & Warm Up

Put the bottle on the base with the screw cap at the top. If it is not sitting straight please rotate a little. Then plug it in and turn it on. NB. It is normal for the glass to have small air bubbles and moulding scars.

Warm up takes between 1 and 3 hours depending on the size of the model and the surrounding temperature. Stalagmite shapes may form during the warm up process, these will then melt and the lava will begin to flow.


Your Mathmos lava lamp will operate best after it has been used four or five times. For the first few times you may see small air bubbles in the lava. Please do not leave your lava lamp on for more than six hours a day; this will prolong the life of your lamp.

Overheating will shorten the light of the life of the lamp. Overheating is occurring if there is either one large bubble or many smaller ones. Never move or shake the lamp when it is in use or still warm as this causes irreparable clouding. It is normal for the base to become very hot.


When your lava lamp has ended its life it will begin to go cloudy, the colours may fade and it will not move as well as it once did. This will happen after approximately 2000 hours of operation. You can then buy a new bottle at in the current colours available. Please note we do not refill bottles and please on no account open the bottle or add liquids.

If the bulb blows please replace it with one of the same type and wattage. Only fit the correct bulb, as stated on the label in the base. Again bulbs can be bought at as can many replacement parts.


This lamp has passed the relevant safety standards and carries the statutory guarantee of the country of purchase. The liquid in the lamps are not dangerous and can be disposed of normally. Never use a lamp if the bottle has been dropped as this will create weakness in the glass, obtain a replacement bottle and dispose of the old one. Do not leave the lamp unattended with small children. If the liquid is swallowed by mistake drink plenty of water. If it is spilt onto the skin or had contact with the eyes pour on cold water. If any symptoms appear please visit a doctor.

Please retain these instructions should be retained for future use. If you have further questions about your lava lamp please visit


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