News: 1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

Tim Fishlock's piece entitled What Watt? showcases 1,243 suspended retired light bulbs, the center illuminated by one low-energy fluorescent bulb. Beautiful eco-friendly design.

Says Fishlock,

"What Watt? is a memorial to the incandescent lightbulb. It's a spherical chandelier made up of 1243 suspended bulbs of various shape and size, illuminated by a single low-energy light source. By 2011,
all forms of incandescent light bulb will have been phased out in favour of greener alternatives. What Watt? marks the passing of a design that has remained relatively unchanged since its invention 130 years ago."

Two examples of upcycling in one day (see circuit board fashion).

1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

2 Comments

wait wait wait... All those light bulbs and only ONE is being used? I cant but help but feel like its a bit of a waste. I love the art aspect of it though. It reminds me of those photos and pictures of conformed happy faces and only one sad face highlighted in a bright color.

well, i think the point is one "green" low-energy fluorescent bulb is being used to illuminate, and the other 1000 incandescent bulbs (which are not considered "green") are retired.

So the artist is using the less efficient bulbs as part of the design, rather than throwing them out/letting them go to waste.

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