Enlightening Moments With a Mirrored Spherical Lamp
The Fritz Gruber place in Cologne shines from now, on in a whole new light: ACCENTform created a mirrored LED spherical lamp according to the design specifications of the lighting designer Burkhard Wand from Hamburg. The lamp was processed by Carl Petersen / Hamburg and precisely positioned.
Hanging high above the street, the spherical lamp, made of stainless steel «lights up» accented the public space and creates an impressive evening shadow-play of people, trees and other movable or immovable “characters”. In a simple way, this creates temporary pictures and makes the place an ever-changing work of art.
ACCENTform manufactured the fibreglass sphere of 1.25 meters (4 feet) in diameter and about 5 mm (1/5 inch) thick. The light-ball illuminates an exactly predetermined square area using high performance LEDs. This fibreglass object includes inside mounting lugs and rotary flanges in order to increase the rigidity and yield a precise cutout in the spherical shape.
For the mirror-like glossy surface ACCENTform used a special metal coating from VeroMetal. In contrast to conventional chemical mirror-like finish coating processes, the stainless steel jacket was applied by means of a 95% metal powder content in a 1.0 mm (.04 inch) thick layer. Due to this rather «thick» metal coating, the surface ensures a very high weather resistance. Accurately smoothed by hand and extensively polished, the impressive spherical lamp provides not only enlightening moments, but also tends to overshadow the conversation.