TOORTS

Ontwerp: Gerard Schoone

Het armatuur van de Toorts bestaat uit twee RVS draden (+ en -) waarvan de uiteinden zo geconstrueerd zijn dat er een conventionele gloei/LED lamp in gedraaid kan worden. Door het minimale materiaal gebruik lijken de lampen in deze ijle constructie te zweven. De armaturen zijn in hoogte verstelbaar en worden in de vier buizen van de lamp voet geplaatst. 

The lamp fixture of the Toorts is based on two steel wires (12V, + and -) of which the ends are constructed in such away that it can hold a conventional bulb. The bulbs almost seem to float in the thin minimal construction. The wires are placed in the four tubes of the square lamp base and the height of the four lamp fixtures can be adjusted. 

Materiaal/Material: Stainless steel, Trespa,
Dimmable 12V transformer with low voltage LED bulbs
Hoogte/Height 160-200 cm

Verkoopprijs/Sales Price:
Toorts € 825

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Old idea, new light

In our last post we used 3D printing to create a new part to build a better version of an almost forgotten chandelier. Gerard modified the steel rods and in this post we use the same central part to present a fully 3D printed chandelier: TRAPEZE 02

TRAPEZE 02 ©Schoone Lights 2018

The same light shades we used in our standing lights, are now building a hanging light. One can also put this light system upside down and it becomes a standing light!

Trapeze 02 is rather big, how about a smaller version?
After some adaptations of the central 3D printed part we prototyped TRAPEZE 03. To complete the Schoone Lights collection 2018 we also needed a wall light. New modifications of the central part gave birth to WALL ONE.

TRAPEZE 03 and WALL ONE ©Schoone Lights 2018

It’s amazing to see how 3D design and printing allows you to check out (prototype) your ideas in a very short time. Some years ago you needed a expensive molding service to build your prototypes. Today some 3D modelling and 3D printing do this trick faster and cheaper.

3D printed 12 Volt Light

Opqrstu3D cooperates with Gerard Schoone to design, print and assemble new possibilities in 12 Volt light systems. Gerard is a very creative pioneer in 12 Volt. When he has an idea, he sends me a sketch and I work it out in SketchUp. A year ago, he wanted a cone shaped shade. I designed and printed it, but there was a small problem: it’s a seven hours (infill only) print job and Gerard needed at least five cones. Opqrstu3D printed a prototype, but has not enough spare time to do the complete job.

Two weeks ago, we finally found someone who could: Jasper Wille from 3D4makers. He prints with an Ultimaker and can mount a big nozzle to reduce print time. Last week, Jasper printed 10 cones (print time pro cone 3 hours) and finally Gerard could build his light. It is a simple but great design. One cone builds many different lights.

PATERNOSTER endless possibilities

3D printing allows you to design and manufacture your own lighting: create your own atmosphere by saving money and energy.

Lighting © opqrstu 2017

Kees Kamper: From the moment I discovered ‘Infill Only’ 3Dprinting the possibilities are endless. Especially in light design. The grainy, silky, organic, lace-like structures, the robot prints when I program it to print infill only, are matching wonderful with 12 volt LED light bulbs. As said, the possibilities are endless, but how do they look? Nobody did it before so every new design is an adventure. Here I used the the concept ‘LOTUS’ to design a new flower light.

FLOWER LIGHT 4

3Dprinting industry

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Three years ago opqrstu3D designed it’s first light: YAN.


A week ago Nick Hall wrote on 3Dprintingindustry.com: “….The energy savings on offer with this system (KCc) are substantial and it’s such a simple idea that has been turned into reality by a man that was struggling to make his 3D printer work at all. … Now he has ironed out the bugs with his Creatr and tamed his robot, Kamper and Schoen (opqrstu) are turning into a force to be reckoned with and could take the home design world by storm.”

True words, we go for it.

woven glass?

Today, Creatr printed ‘brocade’ on transparent PET-G. The most functional light in opqrstu3D history. Very clear, but structured enough to dim the direct light power of LED’s. Again, ‘infill only’ comes with an un3Dprinted look. This time, clear PET-G infill makes me think of woven glass: very thin (1 mm) but structured, excellent for 12 Volt, 1 Watt LED.

brocade © opqrstu2016
brocade © opqrstu 2016

Opqrstu3D designed ‘brocade’, but it’s just an imitation of a very classic light shade. This shape became classic because it does what it has to do: spreading photons, the way we like it.

Are these lights affordable?

When you are an experienced 3D printer and study the ‘infill only’ concept, these lights are very affordable: once designed, you can print as many as you want. Creatr needs 4 hours to complete this job. It’s a tricky job, so not every print will survive. A ‘brocade’ light shade consumes 13 meters Pet-G and some electricity. You also need a very cheap LED driver and print a save housing around it: another 13 meters of filament on a 4 hour print job. Together: 26 meters PET-G, 8 hours of printing, some electricity and some cheap things, max: 15 dollars pro ‘brocade’ light system. Do It Yourself and save a whole lotta a money and energy.