Thanks to a wise decision by the E.C. my lava lamp recently stopped working. It needs 50 Watts of real heat, and some light in order to improve conditions in my apartment

Not to worry.

Toolmaster fnorkn acquired a 53 watt/850 lumen light-bulb at the local supermarket (energy label D- the horror!), removed the halogen bulb lurking inside, and soldered/crammed it in a small connector, required by the Matmos lava-lamp.

Apparently the E.C. is still OK with 53 watt bulbs, so I fail to seed the big win. Perhaps the fluorescent bulbs have become cheaper? Anywho, the Matmos is really going to town with it’s new bulb, and has not yet burst into flames. So all is well again.