Read here about the deployment of electrical light fixtures in tensegrity structures.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Gallery of Tensegrity Lighting Fixtures
- 2.1 Tensegrity 3 by Ravenhill
- 2.2 Fluorescent Light Sculpture by Bartosik
- 2.3 17 Strut Fluorescent Light Sculpture by Clar
- 2.4 Gobo by Nicolas Brevers
- 2.5 3x3 strut Fluorescent Light Fixture by Luther
- 2.6 3 strut Standing Lamps by Koenig
- 2.7 3 strut by Studio Lagranja, Barcelona
- 2.8 4 strut Fluorescent Light Fixture by 9999Pure
- 2.9 Electroluminescent Tensegrity Structures by Andrew Senior
- 3 Links and References
A light fixture (US English), light fitting (UK English), or luminaire is an electrical device used to create artificial light by use of an electric lamp.
Tensegrity researchers often apply tensegrity structural thinking to the light fixture's body or reflector (shade).
Fluorescent light bulbs are available in straight tubes of varying lengths. Many tensegrity modellers use these tubes as struts in tensegrity constructions. Using fluorescent tubes as struts is a special case of using glass in tensegrity structures; for more information, see glass.
Shades or reflectors are highly variable and decorative, and many tensegrity researchers form the shade from a tensegrity structure.
Gallery of Tensegrity Lighting Fixtures
A selection of images of tensegrity structures involving light-producing elements.
Tensegrity 3 by Ravenhill
Branden Ravenhill presented his "Tensegrity Show 3, The Texture of (re)Contextualization: Upcycling The Urban Landscape," probably in 2016. The show was sponsored by reMADEnyc. As part of NY Design Week 2013, reMADE curated a pop-up exhibition in Brooklyn titled FINGERSPITZENGEFUHL
Fluorescent Light Sculpture by Bartosik
17 Strut Fluorescent Light Sculpture by Clar
Gobo by Nicolas Brevers
Nicolas Brevers is a Belgium-based designer who produced a series of tensegrity light fixtures, along with other polyhedral designs. Brevers notes that these forms are harmonious, and often incorporate proportions relating to the golden ratio.
XYZ Golden rectangles by Brevers
Icosahedron by Brevers
Brevers official website, http://gobo.bigcartel.com
3x3 strut Fluorescent Light Fixture by Luther
Christian Alexy's student Franziska Luther created a 3x3 strut Fluorescent Light Fixture.
Photo gallery: http://www.christian-alexy.net/tensegrity-leuchtturm.html
3 strut Standing Lamps by Koenig
Richard Koenig markets a standing 3 strut lamp, with variations on bulb and shade placement.
3 strut by Studio Lagranja, Barcelona
The lamp consists of three 700 mm blown glass rods. Connecting wire is covered in white silicone. The lamp is fitted with six energy saving 40 W halogen light bulbs (two for each rod) with a G9 socket (220V and 110V).
4 strut Fluorescent Light Fixture by 9999Pure
Will Kang of 9999 Pure constructed a lamp from 4 bulbs.
Electroluminescent Tensegrity Structures by Andrew Senior
Andrew Senior displayed an electroluminescent cuboctahedron at the Exchange Gallery, White Plains, NY, 16 December 2005-25 January 2006. The show was reviewed in the New York Times on January 1st 2006.
Senior had earlier constructed an electroluminscent tensegrity light. It looks like a nucleated strut, hard to tell from the image.