Graduation Project 2013

Niels Datema

Department: Man and Activity


An excellent electricity conductor and dry lubricant, the applications of graphite are infinite. Wanting to make the most of these natural properties, Niels Datema came up with a bright idea to put this unique material in the spotlight: he designed a lamp that doesn’t need a switch. One part of the lamp is positively charged and the other has a negative charge. When the two parts make contact, the graphite circuit is complete and the light turns on. Separate the two parts and the light turns off. A built-in pivot allows the lamp be positioned at different angles.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe