After two relaxing evenings in my laboratory I'm very happy to present you a very special lamp:
The Eye of Ra
This very powerful lamp is dedicated to the ancient Egyptian Sun God Ra. It's so powerful, that it's recommended to wear your goggles to protect your eyes...
Step 1: The Bulb: A Philips 437E with 500W
To protect the bulb I planned to use a dimmer.
Step 2: The old Coffee Mill
I demounted the grinding gear and the wooden bottom. By chance the opening on the top was exactly the right size to fit the socket of the bulb...
Step 3: The Preparation
- The prepared coffee mill
- The Philips 437E
- A bulb socket
- A dimmer 230V/800W
- some cables and a 230V caple with plug
- A heavy brass fitting from an old bakery machine
- some screws
Step 4: The Construction
At the other side of the mill I made a hole for the 230V cable.
The bulb socket fitted perfectly to the brass fitting, so I just had to screw it in...
Then I installed the brass ring with the bulb socket with four brass screws to the top of the coffee mill.
The slide didn't fit anymore, so I used only the front and glued it to the wooden walls.
Finally I closed the lamp body with the bottom.