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Lava Lamp for All Ages
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Lava Lamp for All Ages

A low voltage, surface mounted lava lamp for sensory environments

A surface mounted lava lamp for sensory rooms

The Neo lava lamp by the inventors of the lava lamp, Mathmos is tested safe for children and adults. The calming lava movements and new safety features make it perfect for relaxation and sensory environments for people of all ages. It's unique safety features include secure surface fixing points so you can attach Neo to most surfaces. It also has shatter-proof glass, an inaccessible bulb and a low voltage 25w capsule bulb meaning it runs cooler than most lava lamps. It is beautifully designed and made in solid cast aluminum. Neo is brilliant used in multiples and in conjunction with the wall mounted version. Replacement parts are available.

Mathmos Neo lava lamp - table lineup

Neo lava lamps are a great addition to any multi-sensory environment. They can be used to encourage relaxation and reduce aggressive behavior. Also to focus attention, increasing concentration and promoting intellectual activity.


Constantly moving lava shapes provide a point of focus for eye-tracking work to improve visual development. Helpful working with Autism or Brain Trauma.


Neo is a great tool for promoting calming relaxation . Choose blues, greens and violets to calm the mood. Good for working with those with Insomnia, Epilepsy, ADHD and Autism.


Neo produces a soft gentle glow perfect for gently waking up, or as a safe night light. Its soft light does not hurt the eyes of those with photosensitivity to light or these suffering from Autism with hyper-sensitivity to light. It is also useful for working with Dementia, Brain Trauma, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy and Insomnia.


Colorful lava lamps with ever-changing shapes can help stimulate the visual sensory system activating different perception areas to support overall development for those that are neurologically impaired. Helpful for working with Autism, Brain Trauma, Downs Syndrome, Dementia and Light Sensitivity.


Neo helps people focus on the movement of the lava as opposed to physical pain and discomfort from medical conditions or painful physiotherapy. The lava also acts as a distraction for those with a variety of mental health issues.


Child Safety Tests

Neo has passed the stringent safety tests for both children and adults. This involves attaching the bottle to the base, ensuring it is not possible to touch the bulb without a tool to disassemble the product, making it very stable and not too hot.


Low Voltage

The lamp is low voltage, powered by a 20w long lasting halogen capsule bulb, included. The built in reflector means that heat and light are directed towards the liquids and away from the metal.


Shatter Proof Bottle

The bottle has a coating of shatter proof glass ensuring that should the bottle fall and break the glass will be held together.


Secure Fixing Points

The base has two fixing points allowing it to be to fixed to a surface for extra safety in busy sensory environments.


Quality & Usability

Lighting designer Jonathan Coles and his team spent two years working with Mathmos to make sure every aspect of Neo is top quality to last as long as possible and very easy to use and service.


Precision Cast Metal

Neo is made of solid precision cast metal. Whilst they are complex moulding designs it could not be simpler to assemble with just two pieces to put together and one screw, Allen key provided.


Longer Lasting Formulation

The bottle is made in Britain and filled by hand in our factory in Dorset with our unique formula. Over 50 years of experience and expertise ensures that the lava flows better, is clearer and lasts longer.


Unique Shape

The unique sweeping back plate has been designed to both look good from any angle and hold the product securely together.


Great service & Simple returns

We are a Gold Star Trusted Merchant on review site Feefo. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase we have a simple returns procedure.


Spare Parts

Spare parts including bottles and bulbs are available from us. Capsule bulbs (20w) are also easy to find. Changing the bottle and bulb at the end of their lives is very simple.


Free delivery & Multiple payment methods

All orders from are delivered swiftly and free, see here for delivery information. We offer many ways to pay for your products, see here.


Fresh from the Factory

When you buy from Sensory Lights by Mathmos you are buying product sent directly from our Dorset factory. Direct contact with the people who made the product and can best support you.

Weight: 2.54kg
Product Size: Height: 420mm
Power: Mains
Materials: Die-casting with zinc-alloy material + Chrome plated

Light: 12V 20W GY6.35 Halogen Capsule Bulb
This bulb is primarily used as a heat source.
For Mathmos lava lamps only. Not for household room illumination.
Lifespan: 2000hrs
Colour temp: 2800K
Lumens 374lm
Kw/h 20



  • Choose a position inside on a clean and horizontal surface.
  • Do not place near sources of heat or cold, such as a heater or air conditioner. The product operates at its best in a room between 68º F/20º C and 75º F/24ºC.
  • Keep the cable away from heated surfaces.
  • This product is not suitable to be set up on glass surfaces.
  • For best performance we recommend you keep the product away from: sunlight to prevent fading drafts and cold places to prevent slow operation and freezing, hot places to prevent overheating.
  • For indoor use only.


This product has been manufactured to relevant safety standards. However, for use with children we suggest to ensure that the product is not knocked to the floor and that you fix the product to a surface, see below. When Neo is not fully assembled do not leave it in reach of children as it contains small parts.


This product comes with 8 components:

  1. Base
  2. Bottle
  3. Long arm piece
  4. M4 Screw x 1
  5. M2.5 Allen key x 1
  6. Switching power adapter
  7. UK interchangeable plug
  8. EU interchangeable plug

To assemble:

  1. Place the base on a stable and flat surface. OPTIONAL: The base ring has x2 screw holes that allow you to fix the base (if required) onto a suitable flat even surface. We recommend you use suitable screws (x2 of the same specification) for the desired surface you will be fixing the base onto. You must ensure the base is positioned and secured safely onto to the desired surface. Once fixed, the base should be free from movement at all times. (fixing screws not supplied) (figure 1)
  2. Take the bottle and place the long arm piece over the top of the bottle and push in place (figure 2)
  3. Firmly hold the bottle and arm piece using both hands and carefully place into the base and line up with the screw hole on the base - please do this by slotting the arm piece into the cavity (below the screw hole) in the base. (figure 3)
  4. Insert the screw provided and tighten with the allen key till firm (figure 4)
  5. Slide the correct plug (EU plug or UK plug) onto the switching power adapter until it clicks (figure 5)
  6. Plug the switching adaptor provided into base cable port. Plug the product in and turn it on (figure 6)


Warm up takes between 1-3 hours depending on the surrounding temperature. Stalagmite shapes may form during the warm up process, these will then melt and the lava will begin to flow. It is normal for the glass to have small air bubbles and moulding scars.


  • Your Mathmos product 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 note the heating time will decrease after several uses.
  • Please do not leave the product on for more than six hours a day or allow it to overheat; this will prolong the life of your product. Overheating will shorten the life of the product; if it is overheating there will be either only one large bubble at the top of the bottle or a lot of very small bubbles.
  • Never move or shake the product when it is in use or still warm, as this causes irreparable clouding.


When your product 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 in operation. Whether your product has ended its life or when you wish to have an alternative colour combination, visit our website at for more information on a replacement bottle or full product. Please note we do not refill bottles. Please on no account open the secure cap and add liquids.

If the bulb blows, please replace it with one of the same type and wattage. Only fit the correct bulb, as stated in the label in the base. Visit our website at for more information on replacement bulbs.

IMPORTANT! Always allow your product to cool down completely prior to handling or moving the product.
Once your product has completely cooled, using the allen key provided to unscrew and remove the back screw out (keep these components safe). Carefully, holding both the bottle and arm piece, lift and remove the bottle and arm piece from the base. Carefully take the arm piece off the bottle and place it onto the bottle you would like to use. Now refer to ‘set up’ for instructions on how to assemble.


  • This product carries the statutory guarantee of the country of purchase and meets all the applicable standards requirements.Use this product only for its intended use as described in these instructions. Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Do not use any other means to heat up the bottle other than the bulb provided nor attempt to cool it down artificially.
  • Do not operate the product for more than 6 hours a day.
  • The liquids in the product are not dangerous and can be disposed of normally (for details, see our online FAQ’s at If the liquid is swallowed by mistake, drink plenty of water. If any symptoms appear, please visit a doctor.
  • Never use this product if the bottle has been dropped as this will create weakness; obtain a replacement bottle and dispose of the old one. If the contents are spilt, please dispose of as much liquid and lava as you can remove, then use recommended cleaning methods for removing coloured water and wax for whatever floor you have.

To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, or injury to persons:

  • Unplug from outlet before putting on or taking off parts or before cleaning.
  • Never operate this product if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or if it has been submerged in water.
  • The external flexible cable of this product cannot be replaced. If the cable is damaged, the product shall be discarded.
  • To disconnect, turn the switch to the off position, then remove plug from outlet.
  • Never touch the bulb if the product is switched on or if it has just been switched off in order to avoid burning. To replace a defective bulb, unplug the product and let it cool down sufficiently.

The product manufacturer cannot be made liable for damage or injury caused by improper handling, installation or use of its products.

“Thank you to Mathmos for supporting Maggie’s. The ambience of our centres is crucial in welcoming and inspiring visitors who are living with a cancer diagnosis. We rely completely on the support of creative companies such as Mathmos to ensure we can bring the right support to people living with cancer across the UK now.” - Marie McQuade of Maggie’s Centres.

“Bedtimes can be difficult for my autstic son as he struggles with other noises in the house and how his pyjamas feel on his legs. Having the lava lamp on helps him focus on something visual which helps him relax at bedtime. The safety features of the Neo lava lamp is very reassuring to us as it's a complete lamp, the bottle cannot fall off.” - Jane Hodges, Kent

“Mathmos allows all children including those with diagnosed or emerging disabilities the chance focus on moving scenes encouraging hand eye co-ordination, social, emotional and language development; whilst in a haven of tranquillity. Allowing time for them to bond with parents/carers relaxing and watching the soothing moving colours. It offers a comforting environment for all. ” - Eve Dewson, Swansea

Click here to download a spreadsheet of current EANs and SKUs

PRINT - Click here to view and download print images

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Click here to view and download 'Neo Desk Declaration of Conformity' (pdf).

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