Cool-Tubes Lamps Made With Tyvek®
|Cool-Tubes night stand lamps|
Cool-Tubes lighting is innovative in the materials used and lighting mechanism. Cool-Tubes utilize two types of Tyvek®, 1443R and 1025D. Bill Zelman, Cool-Tubes creator, told us that "when it comes to the 1443R versions, having a hanging lamp that you can scrunch into your pocket or overnight bag is pretty cool." As for the light controls, Zelman said that "besides the usual AC adapter, the lights can also be powered from any 12v source such as a cigarette lighter plug or battery."
Cool-Tubes are currently available in 2 different sizes, 14" night stand, 35" table top, and will soon be available in 86" room height. According to Cool-Tubes' Kickstarter page,
The brightness of the night stand size is best described as accent lighting, but can be used as a bedside reading light if the shade design selected is not too dark. The table top size will provide some area room illumination and is a solid bed side or couch side table lamp, but is also in the accent lighting category. The warm white setting on all our lamps is dimmer than the bright / cool white.
|Cool-Tubes table top lamp|
All photos are used with permission. Special thanks to Bill Zelman for providing us with information.
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