Tyler Home   Index   About Us   Gallery  


M/J/C-C Home    Net Resources   Academic Metals Directory  Contact Page   Site Credits

full window || noframes index || schema

[wall sconce rotation] A wall sconce in two parts. Based on an electrical symbol for a lamp that I found in an electrical wiring book. The center filament is pleasantly lyrical for a schematic symbol.

Both parts are produced via SLS (Selective Laser Sintering, a rapid prototyping technology) in fine nylon. The backing plate is then cast in bronze. The front portion uses the translucent qualities of the sintered nylon to diffuse the light. Six standards on the back of the translucent shade lock into the front of the backing plate to form a bayonet mechanism, allowing the shade to be removed for easy replacement of the lamp.

The light source, a low voltage halogen lamp, is centered in a standard fixture rated for recessed wall installations (the fixture is not shown in the images). The lamp itself protrudes past the front surface of the backing plate.

The span of the horizontal bar is 33.5cm. The central area is 15.5cm in diameter and projects 7.15cm from the wall.