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These Lamps Demonstrate How Lamps Work

Shaunacy Ferro
Odd Matter
Odd Matter / Odd Matter
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When you twist a knob or flick a switch to turn a lamp on, it trips a mechanism within the light to connect the light bulb to an electric current. A lamp series called Node perfectly illustrates this simple science lesson.

Designed by Dutch design studio Odd Matter, Node copper lamps take their inspiration from simple electrical drawings. The wall-mounted lights consist of metal rods that can be adjusted to connect or disconnect the circuit, switching the LED bulbs on and off. They look a little like giant paper clips being folded and unfolded.

Living with them might be tough, though. I'd happily spend hours fiddling with these things.

[h/t: Co.Design]

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