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

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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


8 Replies

Sandisk1duo (author)2009-02-21

if only they were florescent, then it would be truly green

chinnerz (author)2009-02-21

yeah, they look really nice, i wana get one of those for my room...

tinkernaut (author)2009-02-21

Classic example of out-of-the-box thinking!!

KentsOkay (author)2009-02-20

That's awesome! Now to replicate with something totally original...

Goodhart (author)2009-02-20

Hmmm, that gives me a slightly related, but not completely so, idea....

gmjhowe (author)Goodhart2009-02-20

care to share?

Goodhart (author)gmjhowe2009-02-20

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.

scoochmaroo (author)2009-02-20

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.