Lava Lamp Simulation

Welcome to this online interactive simulation of the lava lamp which was popular in the '60s and '70s and has recently seen a revival for its 'retro' appeal.

Blobs of coloured liquid wax rise and fall in a column of clear coloured liquid, breaking up and recombining as they move. Start Lava Lamp now.

In an improvement over the real thing, this simulation allows you to gently drag the blobs using the mouse, or your finger on a touch device.


How to use this simulation

This retro lava lamp simulation can be viewed on a computer or mobile device. Switching the browser to full screen mode may enhance the experience - most desktop browsers use the F11 key to switch between full-screen and windowed views.

There is a row of buttons at the top of the screen. In order to provide an uncluttered display these buttons will be hidden after a short time, but will reappear if the mouse pointer is moved into that area.

Clicking the buttons allows you to stop or start the simulation, and to change the colours of the fluids in the lamp

About the Lava Lamp demo

The visual and audio effects on this site are created with HTML5. This content will display correctly in most modern web browsers, but some older browsers may not work. If this is the case you can download a free browser such as Chrome which will support HTML5.

The Retro Lamp demo uses pseudo random numbers as described at - which pulls out endless random numbers in a range specified by you.

If you liked this Lava Lamp then check out our Plasma Globe. The interactive lightning sphere rendered in HTML5

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