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Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Posted By Elliot Chang On November 2, 2012 @ 6:00 pm In Decorative Objects,Design,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Products,Green Technology,Innovation | No Comments

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Tim Durfee [1]’s Loophole [2] uses a common off-the-shelf fluorescent tube to create a simple source of diffuse light. Opaque paint on half of the U-shaped element blocks the direct glow, while allowing bright illumination of the wall behind. A 3D-printed piece completes the oval geometry and directs the wiring to the powder-coated steel post. The base of Loophole proudly displays the lamp’s electrical ballast – which all fluorescent lights require to stabilize the flow of current. One of Durfee’s Loophole lamps will be on display and up for auction as part of the MAK Center [3]’s “Light My Way, Stranger [4]” fundraising event on November 2nd from 7pm – 10pm, which will feature lamps by various Los Angeles artists and architects at Rudolph Schindler’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House.

+ Tim Durfee [1]

+ Light my Way, Stranger [4]

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[1] Tim Durfee: http://www.timdurfee.com/

[2] Loophole: http://www.timdurfee.com/Loophole

[3] MAK Center: http://www.makcenter.org/

[4] Light My Way, Stranger: http://www.lightmywaystranger.org/

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