The design challenge was to create a household item that captures one special aspect of the 2017 solar eclipse. The total solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017, when the moon will pass in front of the sun, giving scientists a rare opportunity to study the sun’s corona. The sun's corona are the wisps of plasma that billow around the star. My design encapsulates the sun’s corona and presents it as a light source.
Within the head of the Eclipse Task Lamp is the “corona” - a 7.5” LED ring providing 900 lumens at 18" height, at full power. It consumes less than 6 watts of power. The color temperature is 3000k or warm white.
The hood of the Eclipse Task Lamp is made from iron representing the most prevalent element in the moon. The hood of the Eclipse Task Lamp can be manually rotated to allow the user to position the “corona” light source at a comfortable phase in the total eclipse.
The Eclipse Task Lamp arm is counter-balanced, allowing for easy lamp articulation and height adjustability and represents the balances between the forces of the sun, the moon and the earth. The arm of Eclipse Task Lamp pivots 360º within the base representing the rotation of the earth. The Eclipse Task Lamp is operated by a 3-Step touch dimmer.