E63 Lamp Building Process

A project log for 3D Printed Opensource Lamps

a series of opensource lamps to experiment with and master lighting.

progressthProgressTH 12/14/2021 at 12:480 Comments

December 14, 2021 | Applied Technology Lab - We finished this project after a few hiccups and still have some details to work out. But the files are online both here on Hackaday IO and also on Thingiverse here

We learned a lot of basic things about building a lamp in general from this project which was supposed to serve as a platform for adding in electronics, switches, and other things we need to master to customize lighting fixtures in very precise ways. 

Wiring something connecting to your mains is serious business and we're in no rush to do it until we're sure we can do it properly. You really should ask someone who is an experienced electrician before doing anything like this and do it at your own risk. 

The light bulb socket itself is e27 and is very similar to these ones found here on Amazon. They have a 10mm wide threaded backing that will secure it to the housing of a pendant light fixture. All of our lamp designs utilize a 10mm opening with a slot for the wire to fit through and has worked really nice. 

We have some older videos covering some of the thought process and building techniques used. 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Now we're working on a modular prototyping platform for table lamps. A lot of lessons from this project will go into other additional lamps as well as added onto this E63 so please stick around!