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Smileyface LampSmileyface Lamp
Designed and manufactured by Martin Bolton 2011 

This lamp is the first of a set of three different mood lights based around a ‘smiley faces’ or ‘emoticons’. The use of these simple emoticons have become a huge part of everyday life in Instant Messaging circles, SMS's and emails. :) Looking at a plain white sphere it is easy to picture a smile on that spere.

The sphere of glass utilised in this design is a standard diffuser intended for exterior use.  It is made from a translucent white glass, illuminated by a energy efficient yellow CFL light bulb.  The graphic of the smiley face has been cut from an adhesive Vinyl film and applied to the sphere. The photographed prototype was made with components purchased from hardware stores, however further manufactured lamps will utilise several components purchased from thrift/hospice/charity stores. The purchasing of these items supports local charities as apposed to standard hardware stores.

Smiley Lamp

Smiley Lamp

Smiley Lamp

Smiley Lamp

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