Energy Saving Chandelier

Van Mensvoort
June 8th 2009

I deem you have to be over sixty to have an object with so many historical layers of media in your house. Let's analyze.

We are looking at a chandelier in which the candle standards have been replaced with much safer and more convenient electric sockets. How modern! Welcome in the 20th century. Fake wax drippings were added as a reference to the nostalgic, yet outdated, candlelight technology.

There used to be special flaring light bulbs on the market to reach the full candlelight mimicking effect, but unfortunately we have now learned these lightsbulbs are big energy wasters. How terribly unsustainable! Hence, the owners have replaced them with energy saving lights.

On a personal note: This I energy saving chandelier was photographed the house of my parents. Perhaps this explains some of my nextnature thinking.

See also: Your grand-grand parents new media, Steam Horse.

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1 comment

Arnoud van den Heuvel
Posted 08/06/2009 – 16:56

Grand design. We should sell these in our NextNature shop!

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