Butterfly Light Shade

by PeterHermans
Butterfly Light Shade 3d printed Accessories Home decor Clicked on a 1inch fluorescent light tube
Clicked on a 1inch fluorescent light tube
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    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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This shade can be clicked directly on to a fluorescent light tube. The variation in thickness makes for a nice translucent effect. Inspiration for this design came from phototaxis: the attraction to light that insects such as moths have. That, and the observation that the boring 'bare' light tube in my girlfriend's kitchen could use a touch of creativity.

This version is fit for T8-tubes (1" in diameter). More versions, including other butterflies will follow.


IN: 3.909 w x 1.678 d x 1.444 h
CM: 9.928 w x 4.262 d x 3.668 h


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Please make a moth. Make the moth from The Fellowship of the Ring and the Hobbit.
April 27, 2013, 3:30 pm
I love the idea, and I think the model is just beautiful. I was wondering though, how thick are the wings for them to let light through. I am working on a model that I want to have a similar effect when lit from behind, so any advice would be useful.
March 26, 2009, 3:34 am
wow Peter!.. They're stunning
February 26, 2009, 5:05 am
Very nice idea. With the price also to give as a present.
February 25, 2009, 12:34 pm


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