Bright Idea Shade

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Author: 
Michael Mandiberg, Steve Lambert
Format: 
DIY Kit
Publisher: 
Eyebeam
Publication Date: 
August 2008
Price: 
$5.00
Category: 
Artist Produced
Category: 
Design
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yes

Bare CFL bulbs give off harsh light. Soften it with the Bright Idea Shade.

The Bright Idea Shade is a project of the Eyebeam OpenLab, by Sustainability Action Group members Michael Mandiberg and Steve Lambert, with Simon Jolly, Peter Duyan, and Oscar Torres. We are converting all of our silver tipped incandescent bulbs into CFL bulbs (as they burn out.) The problem is a bare CFL bulb gives off very harsh light. So we set about designing a lampshade for the bulbs. We started with the Universal Polygon Lampshade and made it fit a CFL bulb, built it out of heat resistant photo diffuser material (found a diffuser material that could be laser cut, and built a laser cutter template.)

 

 
Projects: Bright Idea Shade
People: Steve Lambert, Michael Mandiberg
Research: R&D Lab
Tags: DIY Projects, DIY, bright idea shade