My steampunk work light

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My steampunk work light

Post  Mr. Tower on Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:58 pm

Some of you may have seen this already on brassgoggles but in the interest of providing content to this new venture I am reposting it here.

The glass dome is from a sealed floodlight designed to be used in explosive atmospheres that I salvaged from a scrap yard in Alaska. The bulb is a standard 500W halogen bulb, the reflector is from a old broken handheld spotlight. Everything else is welded or bolted steel.

This light was created when I my old mundane work light finally broke and I couldn't bring myself to buy one of the cheap lightweight ones that I saw for sale in the hardware store.

The lamp section can be easily removed from the base and used as a handheld unit or hung as an overhead light.







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Post  W. S. Marble on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:50 pm

THAT'S cool, and just thre right degree of understated-ness. Perfection.
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Post  Mr. Tower on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:36 am

Thanks. In general I tend to like understated designs. As they say, form follows function and so I think when you build a functional item the form tends to fit almost automatically.

I've actually been thinking about trying to sell some of these. So far I have only produced items for myself but today while doing some late christmas shopping I saw a very simple steampunk lamp in an art gallery going for $400. It was nice but it looked like something I could build for about $20. Made me wonder if built a few lamps and priced them at only 10x what they where worth instead of 50x that I could make a little money.

This first lamp uses a lot of 'found' materials but I think I could do something similar with commercially available parts...if only there where more hours in a day.
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