Lightbody (Ø 18cm) made out of 12 incandescent bulbs, 40 watts, frosted, E14, 400 lm. Each of the 12 bulbs is
screwable into a socket and lights. Lifetime: average about 12 years (12000 h). Each item is signed & numbered.
Table lamp. Ordering number: 020513-TL .
€ .96.- plus shipping.
Delivery: Lightbody sputnik12 mini, cable with a switch about 2.5 m long in white, stainless steel frame.
Table lamp with dimmer. Ordering number: 020513-TDL Bulbs for ever! 100 years life span! * . € 138.- plus shipping.
Short push one-off, longer pressing: continuous push for dimming with stop at max./ min..
Intensity memory. With LED to locate in the dark. Extended bulb life due to soft start.
Noiseless. Cable length 2 m, transparent. (* Average life span of 100 years, with dimming
to 2 / 3 of max. brightness and 2.5 hours per day burn time standard.)
Also available as a pendant lamp: Code :020513-HL € 96. –, plus shipping. Delivery: Lightbody sputnik12 mini, chrome socket, cable length 1.7 m, white canopy. Special lengths on request.
sputnik12 - Ordering number: 020512-HL
€ 129.- plus shipping.
Delivery: Lightbody (Ø 26cm) made of 12 incandescent bulbs, 60 watts, frosted, E27, 720 lm. Each of the 12 bulbs screwable into a socket and lights.
Lifetime: average about 12 years (12000 h). Each item is signed & numbered
Chrome socket, cable length 1.7 m, white canopy. Special lengths on request.
sputnik42 - Ordering number: 020542
€ 338.- (FREE shipping in Austria. EU & rest of the world upon request.)............................................................ Delivery: Lightbody (Ø 36cm), bulbs frosted, signed & numbered.
For halogen bulbs E27, 230V, max 150W (2100 lm) or e-savings lamps Ø <48mm.
Quick bulb change by a bayonet lock. Inclusive halogen bulb,
Porcelain / chrome socket, cable length 1.8 m. Special lengths a. A.. Nickel canopy.
Shipping: Within Austria: free shipping on orders over € 150. Under € 150.00: Shipping fee for sputnik12 & sputnik mini € 8.00. Delivery time: 1-4 weeks. Shipping costs EU & rest of the world upon request.
History: The principle of both lamps (sputnik12 + 42) is based on the of Mr. R. Buckminster Fuller 1946 developed and invented energetic geometry of the closest packing of balls. Therefore 12 or 42
bulbs (balls) of same diameter are added together, so that each bulb touches all
neighbouring bulbs. From it a super ordinate spherical shape results within that the bulbs are closely and symmetrically packed. This concept of a finite system of universal geometry can be theoretically pursued further. Thus the next larger lamp would consist of 92 bulbs.
sputnik12: 12 bulbs of same diameter fit together symmetrically and tangential at the corner points
of an icosahedron (one of the 5 platonic bodies. it has 20 triangle plane surfaces and 12 edges.) around an imaginary ball in the center, radially and touching each of the neighbouring bulbs. (Gluing with heatproof, transparent silicone). In this system of the closest bulb packing in the spherical appearance each one of the 12 bulbs is screwable and lights.
sputnik42: 42 bulbs of same diameter are arranged compactly symmetrical and tangential at the vertices and edge midpoints of an Icosahedron, radial and touching each of the neighbouring bulbs. (It’s glued together with heatproof and transparent silicone). The place of one bulb is replaced by a mounting plate and serves as the holder for a removable 230 Volt halogen bulb, which is then inside the “lightbody”.