Note: Every Inspiration is unique. There will be small differences in flow behavior from display to display and flow behavior can change over time as your Inspiration matures (up to 30 days). The ambient temperature, humidity, and airflow will all affect the flow of the ferrofluid when operating as a motion lamp.
Bubbles may form in the ferrofluid. This could be trapped liquid and/or gas. Turning the display on and letting the ferrofluid flow properly will help these substances find their way out. They can also be released by simply magnetizing the ferrofluid to pop the bubbles. Have fun!
We recommend starting with the provided 10 watt bulb.
If the ferrofluid becomes trapped at the bottom and doesn’t flow properly, make sure the coil is properly in place. The ferrofluid should completely cover the bottom of the bottle and flow up from the center. If it creeps up the side and leaves the center exposed, it may not flow properly. Simply move the ferrofluid with the magnet so that it covers the bottom properly. Refrain from magnetizing the coil as much as possible as this will only exacerbate the issue.
If the above does not work, replace the 10 watt bulb with the provided 15 watt bulb.
If your display gets too hot, the ferrofluid will float to the top and stay there. Simply turn your display off and let it cool down. You can also blow cool air on it.
Ferrofluid Floats to Top (with no heat)
After long periods of rest, the ferrofluid may start to float to the top. To restore the ferrofluid and bring it at rest at the bottom, simply use a magnet to mix the ferrofluid at the top and bottom together.
Important: Your display works best with a 10W bulb. The socket can handle a 30W bulb, but your display cannot; It will cause excessive overheating and possible permanent damage. Also, 30W will make the metal base hot and unsafe to touch!