I Beam Light

  1. jimbo84 Member

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    Originally got this section of I beam from the scrappers to use as a base for beating things but realised it was just waiting to have a lamp wired into it :D.

    Got busy with the angle grinder and hacksaw. The tube the bulb holder sits in was some heavily galvanised kind of street furniture type tube, partially removed the galv to give it the finish round the bulb base.

    It's a bit weighty but I have a bit of a thing for heavyweight pieces of metal.

    It's something like 10-12mm thick and weighs similar to a bag of cement.

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  2. Climber

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    Looks good, but doesn't it give really harsh shadows around the room?
     
  3. jimbo84 Member

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    It's got a really dim bulb in that gives off a nice warm orangey glow around its immediate vicinity :thumbup:
     
  4. Climber

    Climber Member

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    Perfect.
     
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  5. Coo

    Coo Member

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    That's lovely !
     
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  6. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    when you said i beam light was on the minds of your using a led strip lights along the length of i beam
     
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  7. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Hate to move your standard lamp :whistle: if that the table model
     
  8. Gritineye Forum Supporter

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    I reckon it's quite clever, simple and striking, the shadows will be interesting.

    Better than a lot of the tortured tat in arty shops, I've got a couple of those bulbs and they're very moody.

    Well done Jim.
     
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  9. MoreWellie Member

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    It looks dual purpose to me, take the bulb out and you can still beat things on it. Nice lamp anyway

    that depends how old you are, they were 1cwt when my dad had me fetching and carrying
     
  10. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    they weighed 50kg when i was carrying a bag of cement
     
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  11. brightspark

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    then reduced to 25 so people wouldn't knack there backs lifting them :)
     
  12. barking mat

    barking mat Member

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    Yep, that's cool, not overworked.
     
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  13. jimbo84 Member

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    It's definitely not 50kg :o
     
  14. MoreWellie Member

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    I just realised we have been robbed!

    a 1cwt bag of cement was 112lbs (20th of a 2240 pound ton)
    when we went metric people told me a ton was 1000Kg
    a 50kg bag of cement is 110 lbs

    someone somewhere is sitting on a lot of spare 2lb piles of cement :mad:
     
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  15. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    they was 3 bag sizes of cement over the years

    50 kg
    35kg
    and eu 25kg health and safety bags
     
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  16. 123hotchef Member

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    looks great mate
     
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  17. 123hotchef Member

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    me too
     
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  18. Kalace pre-moderated

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    good idea
     
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  19. MaartenNL

    MaartenNL New Member

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    now thats a proper piece of industrial artsy lighting, great design.:thumbup:

    that kind of project can fetch you big bucks by the way. Bars, restaurants or even shops might be interested in that type of styling.
     
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  20. Ashley Burton

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    Don't let Caroline Flack near that one! :laughing:
     
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