Oops I Dropped The Bulb is part of a three piece lighting range called Breaking bulbs. They capture that split second in time when an object destroy on impact, and the over-sized bulb-shaped lamps appear to shatter as they destroy when being dropped, smashed, and even shot. It’s a project which lives somewhere in between art and design.
The goal the Breaking bulbs was to explore 3D printing technology and discover what design opportunities it offers. 3D printing has until now mainly been about creating prototypes, which would later be turned into 'real' products. For this project I wanted to challenge this and use 3d printing as the final method for manufacturing. The purpose of Breaking bulbs was to create objects which would not be possible to produce using traditional manufacturing methods, but rather leverage the unique characteristics made possible with 3D printing.
This lamp is part of the Prototype to Production competition where the first price is a Form 1 printer. When designing the Breaking Bulbs lamp range I worked in iterations using Shapeways printing. I think Shapeways produce some amazing prints for a reasonable price, but for quick iterations it can be frustrating to wait a whole week or more for you next print. It’s for these quick iterations I really think the Form 1 would be a great tool for me. The lamp has been slightly modified to fit the Form 1 printing size limits.
Also part of the design is this shade holder.
I should also add that the picture of the lamp above is an actual photo of a Shapeways 3d print, and not a 3D render.
Parts needed to assemble the lamp are:
1. Standard G4 socket.
2. 12V LED transformer.
This one fits with the case and is suitable for both 110V and 220V
3. Max 6W LED with G4 socket.
4. Some cable, a cable connector
and a wall/ceiling socket for your country.