Turn Table Lamps

Turn Table Lamp

plywood, lazy Susan, polarized film, acrylic, fluorescent light fixture, power cord, 12" x 8"
2012

The Turn Table Lamp dims or brightens simply by spinning it. The lamp uses 2 layers of polarized film (what you would find in sunglasses) to filter the light from an energy efficient fluorescent. This type of fluorescent can not be dimmed electrically, so the lamp does it mechanically. The CNC'd plywood body of the lamp spins on a lazy Susan and houses one layer of the polarized film, when it is spun it goes in and out of alignment with the other stationary polarized layer, this changes the amount of light emitting from the lamp.

The Turn Table Lamps were shown at the NYU ITP Spring Show 2012, Model Citizens 2012, and Let's Get Digital: New Models for Making.

Turn Table Lamps

Turn Table Lamps

Turn Table Lamps

Turn Table Lamps