2008-09 / fluorescent lights, threaded rods, electrical hardware, fluorescent pigment
The Fluorescent Lamp was an attempt to strip a lamp down to the bare minimum of components: the light source, a diffuser, and a support structure. I coated two fluorescent bulbs with a mixture of fluorescent pigment and clear lacquer, combining the shade and the light itself. In daylight, the coating reads as white, perfectly invisible; when the lamp is on, the coating reduces glare and diffuses the light; and when the lamp is turned off, it glows softly for up to an hour. The base is made from welded threaded rods. In keeping with the minimalist aesthetic of the whole project, no attempt was made to cover or hide the electrical components; exposing these pieces showcases the technological aspects of the design.
Photos by RaMell Ross