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Magnetic LED lamp

Wooden DIY table lamp
Author: Alberto Bettelini, Caslano, Switzerland
Online since: 18/02/2021, Number of visits: 14232
I made this novel magnetic LED lamp from beechwood. The inspiration came from the Heng ‘Balance Lamp’, popularised by the platform Kickstarter. I came up with a unique design idea for my magnetic lamp and went to work. Using steam, I bent the wood into the desired shape. The light source is an LED strip that was set into the wood. The strip is controlled by a micro-switch which is activated with the help of two rod magnets S-06-08-N hidden inside the two wooden discs. As soon as the magnets attract each other, the wire is tensioned, which activates the micro-switch and lights-up the magnetic lamp.
The way this wooden magnetic lamp works seems almost magical. The LED strip used here is actually a rather simple lighting element. But in combination with the unique design, this lamp turns into an eye-catching statement piece – no matter where it is displayed.

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