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Lumin
April 15, 2024
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ID Studio II
Lumin
LUMIN is a new, compact take on the common desk lamp. Utilizing a small, weighted base and clampless mount design, LUMIN can be placed anywhere on a desk and provide a large span of light without taking up unnecessary space.
Team Members
April 15, 2024
Project Length
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6 Weeks
Project Sponsor
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ID Studio II
Project Advisor
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Kimberly Snyder
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Lumin
LUMIN is a new, compact take on the common desk lamp. Utilizing a small, weighted base and clampless mount design, LUMIN can be placed anywhere on a desk and provide a large span of light without taking up unnecessary space.
Design Inspiration
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Alex Trimmingham, Kevin Park, Kyle Hagerty

Team Members
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Project Length
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6 Weeks
Project Advisor
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Kimberly Snyder
Ideation
For this project we were tasked with designing any type of lighting device. After rounds of thumbnail sketching I decided to focus on space conscious desk lamps, as I always found current desk lamps frustrating to place on my desk due to their large bases. I also played with the idea of using a remote to adjust the light settings on the lamp. This would allow the lamp to be placed in difficulty to reach areas while still having adjustability. I also ideated on different ways to attach the lamp to the desk.
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Concept Development
The first concept was a very disconnected from itself. The different aspects of the lamp, such as the sections and hinges, didn't feel cohesive in design language. The remote was also disconnected from the design and felt like more of a gimmick than a design choice. I also received feedback that the base being so small made the lamp feel impossible and put people on edge when manipulating it. During the design of the second and final concept, I wanted to move away from the rounded design of the first. I felt that the nested state of the lamp would look better if the lines of the form could line up with one another. This did mean significantly decreasing the hinge size in order for it to sit in section and not take extra space. The remote was now built into the base of the lamp, and could be removed when needed.
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Construction
The constructed of the lamp require must experimentation with different implementations of each aspect. The cord channel in particular was a struggle. The open could only be so large but the sheer number of wires required to move though left little room to actually work with. All of the custom parts were 3D printed with PLA, the only exception being the clear PETG diffuser piece. While not shown in the pictures, the lights run wire to an external Arduino and power supply to provide a demo of the lights functionality. Limits in time and manufacturing capabilities prohibited me from keeping all electronic parts internal.
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Final Model
The final model of Lumin is completed articulated. Each hinge is positionable and the lamp swivels on its base. It stays fixed to the table with a mix of a weighted base and a strong semi permanent adhesive. The model is show with cardboard in the photos only as a means to keep residue of a shared photo booth, and is not part of the final model.
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