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Tue 4.2.

Laval table lights by Hopf, Nordin (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Laval table lights by Hopf, Nordin

Laval table lights by Hopf, Nordin

Designers Andreas Hopf and Axel Nordin were inspired by the operating principle of kerosene lamps, an adjustable luminaire with clever routing of air through an adjustable burner and flue to maximise soot-less non-flickering illumination, for their Laval table lights.

 

 

Laval table lights by Hopf, Nordin

Laval table lights by Hopf, Nordin

“Intent on decoding the kerosene lamp for the modern age, we realised that a kerosene lamp’s airflow principle suits passive cooling of high-performance LEDs rather well.” says Hopf, Nordin. “An aluminium cylinder is capped on both ends with polished steel ventilation discs. The LED’s heat draws air from below, past a passive heat sink, and exhausts it through a partially shot blasted borosilicate de Laval jet.”

 

Laval table lights by Hopf, Nordin

Laval table lights by Hopf, Nordin

The table lights are named for Gustav de Laval, a Swedish engineer who, in 1893, received a patent for a steam turbine he developed. Laval table lights are currently on display in the Greenhouse 2014 exhibition at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.

 

to the Hopf, Nordin website

 

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