These lights are far from the usual, whether they have a vintage Hollywood Regency globe or handmade ceramic figures. Commissions, whether for similar designs or something different, are welcome. Also check out the MULTIPURPOSE section where you will find lights combined with other devices.
Suspended above is this 19" diameter translucent acrylic ring illuminated by edge mounted LEDS. There are no visable power wires as the low voltrage is carried by the small stainless support wires. The light level is controlled via an RF remote control. Suspended in the center is a 7" glass plasma ball, with its every changing tendrils of ionized gass. Thoser tall enough can touch the plasma ball and c ontrol the plasma.
Unseen here, but at the top is a 6"diameter, 1" deep stainlless steel cover over ther ceiling electrical box, to which the length adjstable wires attach for both ring and plasma ball.
FIRE ! FIRE! These cries brought fear to our forebears of 100 years ago. Imagine yourself protected with this non-functional creation of a multi-purpose fire station, doubling as a color changing accent light. On top is a red LED inside of a safety cage, above a series of pipes and valves. No kitchen should be without.
This assemblage is to remind us of those wall-mounted fire extinguishers that were ubiquitous in public buildings and schools in the 1930s to the 1960s. No longer a working extinguisher this wall sconce is meant to evoke a fire station, with pipes, gauges and the red globe safety light always on, as were the old fire call boxes. Below is a vintage holophane globe sitting atop a Neptune (NY City) water meter case. Beneath the globe is an LED bulb that is controlled by a remote. Any color can be remotely selected as well as light levels. The solid brass, soda-acid extinguisher is in wonderful condition, is a QuickAid, and was manufactured by General Pacific Corporation in Los Angeles around 1948-1950.
The piece is mounted to a board for wall mounting but it can easily be removed and used as an impressive table lamp. It runs off of a 12v wall adapter and consumes less than 7 watts.
45" tall by 22" wide
Aether Power Light -- SOLD
Forget solar power, this light is powered from the aether. Built on a vintage voltmeter case, the brass valve holds a dimmer for the LED tubular bulb inside a 1870 cut glass kerosene lamp base, with a holophane shade above. As the valve handle is turned, the light dims and the current used is displayed on the meter. Red and blue vacuum tubes powered by LEDs are on the sides.
Max powder is read from the meter at 12v x .2 Amps = 2.4W!
10"w x 23" tall and runs from 12v wall unit.
This lamp is geared to heat things up, with two 11" Edison bulbs nestled within a sensuous copper coil wrapped with red EL glow wire. This is an “over the top” lamp, made from a solid copper and brass extinguisher, vintage 1955, topped with a “Hollywood Regency” solid brass post light with brass decoration and copper tassels. All real brass! On the bottom, providing stability, is a massive Italian ornate cast brass lamp base. There have been lamps made from fire extinguishers before, but none like this. The standard rubber hose and plastic nozzle have been replaced by a copper-colored braided hose with a custom machined solid brass nozzle. At the bottom, one side is the on/off toggle switch and the other side has a red valve handle controlling the dimmer for the Edison bulbs. This is a statement piece measuring almost 48” tall. The copper has been polished and lacquered and comes with an extra long vintage-look twisted cord. Bulbs are rated at 60W and 3000 hours and replacements are readily available. Comes with with a one year workmanship guarantee – truly one-of-a-kind.
NOTE: A companion lamp is available to make a matched pair
SOOTHSAYER LUMINATOR------ SOLD
As you sit down with the old soothsayer, the lamp is on the table between the two of you. As he fiddles with the armillary sphere to match your birth date and place, the lamp changes color on his command. When the session is over, the lamp mysteriously turns off!
Unbeknownst to you, the charlatan had a remote control for the light. Speaking of tricks, the glass lamp here is a sodium vapor bulb that is upside down and illuminated by a multi-color LED bulb in the base. The remote controls the color, brightness and flash/fade sequences. The remote needs to be pointed down from the top toward the bulb in the bottom, but you may also use the front toggle switch. The weighted base is from an old kerosene lamp which I believe is is nickel-plated brass. The pipe fittings have been machined for finish, the bottom is copper-plated steel and the top fitting and armillary sphere are all brass. Green felt cushions the bottom.
The lamp uses less than 3W from the included 12V adapter and stands 24” tall with a 6” base. The bulb is rated at 50,000 hours but a spare bulb and spare remote are included, as well as a one year guarantee on workmanship
If you have no desire to become a soothsayer, you can also use this piece as a very unique accent light.
LOVE'N LUST ---SOLD
This piece blends the masculine, a rare Torpedo glass art deco shade, with the feminine spirit embodied in the love bird. Beneath the love bird is a beating heart pulsing with a red LED. Both the love bird and the heart are made of polymer clay, with numerous surface embellishments. And yes, those are handcuffs on the love bird while the lamp is an embedded multicolored LED controlled by remote to change color and intensity, along with glow wire at the base.
25” tall x 10” wide
– Full service one-year guarantee
This bar or kitchen light is available with 2 to 6 lights, from 3 to 8 feet in length. The one pictured here is 5 feet. Different shade options are available, from old glass insulators to retro steel shades.
Made to order.
Phlogiston was an 18th century explanation of combustion. Here is a dispenser of fire and light from a pre-war brass and copper fire extinguisher from NYC, sitting on a vintage floor lamp base. On top is a fantastic Hollywood Regency portico light from a Brentwood, California estate. The globe itself is 16" high with a solid brass decorative band with delicate copper tassels and a solid brass top.
The front switch, disguised as a valve, provides the option of illumination from just the 11" Edison tubular bulb, the red CCFL column, or both. This piece can sit on the floor or a table. and makes a statement at 43" tall. The copper and brass are lacquered to inhibit tarnish. It also includes a vintage-style wire and wall plug.