Craft & Design

Scott J. Franklin’s handblown glass lamp with adjustable brightness, in water – “The WET Lamp is an elegant and playful series of glass lamps with an alluring water-submerged light bulb at its center. Putting an exposed light bulb in water certainly raises some eyebrows, but it also creates an intriguingly simple dimmer switch. When a thin silver rod is slid into the water, the WET Lamp turns on and becomes progressively brighter as the rod is submerged.” [via] – Link.

12 thoughts on “Wet lamp

  1. I saw an exhibition at the design museum in London where they had submerged lightbulbs. It’s a bit old hat now, or at least I thought it was. People were still like “ooooh its light bulbs in water”

    …only problem is its not is it?
    It’s light bulbs in oil or some other oil like non water solution. I wish people would just be honest instead of lying.

    The exhibition clearly stated “Light bulbs submerged in WATER.” ….ok then.

    The silver rod idea is good though.

  2. it could very well be water, it’d just have to be de-ionized water(water itself is an insulator, its the ions in solution that conduct the electrons). i doubt it would stay de-ionized for long though with the exposed metal contacts in there, but it’d work for a while.

    i have a friend who tried using DI-water for a bath cooled cpu. worked for about a day, and then he started getting random errors from it. when we tested the water for conductivity we found out that it had aparently scavenged some ions from somewhere on the submerged board.

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