Converted Lampshade

The light bulb as we know it, at least in Europe, is condemned to disappear.  In the future a usual lampshade will have no function anymore. The classic form of the conical lampshade was taken and unfolded in aluminium to adjust to its new function: It now serves as a heat sink for 4-high power LED’s, which are covered by a thin acrylic glass. Two steel ropes hold the lamp and conduct the current.

2011

prototype

aluminium, high power LEDs, acrylic glass, steel rope, electronic parts

photographs by Philipp Imlau

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