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LIGHTING DESIGN

LEDISON

BACKGROUND
Ledison is a wall sconce designed to look like the first light bulbs introduced by Thomas Edison over 100 years ago without actually using bulbs as a light source. Original edison bulbs run very hot and use a lot of electricity. In recent decades many people preferred buying modern edison bulbs, which were incandescent LED bulbs that ran cool and burnt brighter at lower wattage, usually between 40W to 150W. The Ledison wall sconce however, is powered by a compact 3-up XPL LED by CREE; it runs at only 9 watts and can be both wired (AC) or battery (DC) powered.

University / 

Pratt Institute

 

Role / 

Industrial Design Student

 

Team / 

Jerry Q

 

Year / 

2017

CONCEPT
As an homage to the Thomas Edison, Ledison was stylized in steampunk. 

Steampunk is a retro-futuristic sub genre of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. The Ledison sconce is mounted to walls with cleat hardware hidden inside its wooden base. The bent metal tubing in the prototype was bathroom plumbing, and the main casing for the LED is made of clear acrylic tubing; a spiraling pattern could be sandblasted onto the acrylic so it glows like filament when light passes through the tubing.

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FINAL DESIGN

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