Lamps from recycled parts, ideal example of a green theme.

Personally, i think this lamps look very cool, both items are made from various pieces of old electrical hardware.

I love how the design is rather simple, but complicated by the parts used.

Made by the Flickr user Qvidja50.
He says
The lamp on the left is fabricated from a railroad signal switching relay manufactured by the General Railway Signal Company in 1924. The perforated cylinders were originally ink canisters designed for high-speed fabric printing.

The light on the right is made from a water-cooled dual processor from an Apple G5 desktop computer. Other elements include an hour meter, aircraft compass and 40W LED bulbs.

Check out the full Flickr set.

Personally, i like the 'hanging bulb' one. Firstly as i love the way the bulbs hang down, that and the use of a Powermac G5 heatsink is a win for an apple user fanboy like myself.

For anyone looking to enter the Epilog laser cutter contest. Whom may have some parts laying around, this is a good place to start your research.

I have an old iMac stand that caitlinsdad said would make a good lamp.

- gmjhowe

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Sandisk1duo8 years ago
if only they were florescent, then it would be truly green
chinnerz8 years ago
yeah, they look really nice, i wana get one of those for my room...
tinkernaut8 years ago
Classic example of out-of-the-box thinking!!
KentsOkay8 years ago
That's awesome! Now to replicate with something totally original...
Goodhart8 years ago
Hmmm, that gives me a slightly related, but not completely so, idea....
gmjhowe (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
care to share?
Oh, I have a bunch of plastic rails that once held coffee/tea machine packets and are not really recyclable, as far as the plastic is concerned, but they may be good for railing up LED lights, or such things.
scoochmaroo8 years ago
That is intense. That definitely gets a merit badge for making something way more complicated than necessary. Hmm.. maybe I'll suggest that one to the OOTSSOERAAAP.

I love it.