A light trip…

None of my group turned up today so I decided to get with it on my own, and try and get this thing nailed. We have a week left, and I have a lot of other college commitments during that week too.

I went to a lighting place in town but they were of no help, and so I drove to meet a guy at Lighting Direct in Tahuna (thanks for the link up Morgan!). Scooterm the manager of Lighting Direct, was extremely helpful. I took my small *ball* of twigs as a demo to see what bulb would work best. After looking at a few bulbs, I purchased two of these beauties… Scooter calls them Dollies.

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Aren’t they gorgeous? They are 42 watt halogen points, which gives the equivalent of 60 watts. They are fairly economical, and they are exactly what I need, with a very small pinpoint of light and a clear glass bulb. The large bulb means that the lap doesn;t give out too much heat which is perfect.

Now I need to make my shade. I did some tests in the gallery but couldn’t do it properly or photograph them as an exhibition was in progress. I did work out hat the shade needs to be much bigger that this baby.

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I am planning a new shape too, a new approach, influenced by this earlier post, just to compare the effects. I may do some card cutting today… I did some iPad sketches, (see Sundays post), which I thought about printing onto acetate and making a lamp like the crowd lamp, but then the materials wouldn’t be recycled. Mind you, Symen has lots of acetate printouts from making screens… maybe I could grab, and recycle some of those!