This is the
first in a series of illumination devices incorporating antique
or recycled materials and newer technologies.
It was exhibited
at the Functional Art Exhibition at Art/Not
Terminal Gallery in Seattle. The Recyclight 01 was awarded Judge's
Choice. This has been sold.
of this light started out as an old Hotpoint "Hedlite Heater".
I cleaned up the grungy heater, removing old caked-on brown paint,
revealing the beautiful copper-plated "Hedlite". I rewired
it and put in a compact fluorescent lamp for energy efficiency and
"lampshade" is an old chrome-plated hubcap. I
drilled holes in it to allow the light to stream out through the
spiral pattern and installed a battery-operated fiber optic illumination
system around the perimeter.
are two switches, one for the lamp inside and one for the fiber
optic system, so each light source can be controlled independently.