Lighting chandelier

Published on January 21st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Tertial Chandelier

Tertial Chandelier

Materials: Tertial lamps, aluminum square tube, electric connectors, 1,5 mm wire

Description: I started by reversing the lamp holder position of 6 Tertial lamps so that they could rotate down when the chandelier was in the ceiling. To do that I had to remove de lamp holders, turn them around and reconnect them. The plugs were cut off.

I used a 5 cm square aluminum tube 140 cm long and made two eyelets for ceiling hanging.

Tertial Chandelier

The holes for the lamps are 40 cm apart (10 cm from edges); the lamps were secured in position with 1,5 mm thick wire rings attached to their spokes.
The cables were connected and the chandelier was ready!

~ Ricardo Gonçalves, Porto, Portugal

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Jules Yap

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9 Responses to Tertial Chandelier

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very cool. Are the “elbow” springs strong enough to hold the lamp up when pushed towards the ceiling (i.e. in a collapsed position)? In the pictures, it looks as if the weight of the lamp shade, and gravity, keep the arms pretty straight.

  2. Christian Marstrand Hansen says:

    It’s a great idea. Would you please consider leaving a more detailed description of the construction process and uploading some illustrations and photo close-ups.

    For instance, I’m not sure what is meant by “reversing the lamp holder position” by removing them and reconnecting them or which “plugs were cut off”.

    I think I get the part about the eyelets for ceiling mounting and also the part about the wire rings. Did you have to drill holes in the “spokes” to secure them with the rings?

    Thanks for sharing your idea.

    • Ricardo Gonçalves says:

      If you simply flip the lamp upside down the cable connected to the bulb holder would be hanging and limit the rotating movement of the shade.
      Instead of taking all the cable out of the structure it seamed easier to simply open the bulb holder, disconnect the wires and take the cable out of the shade.
      Then I could reposition the cable to come out on the opposite side (on the ceiling it would no longer hang) and reconnect it to the bulb holder inside the shade, fixing all back together.

      I cut the 4 plugs so that I could connect all the cables in a single “unifier” (don’t know the english word for this) so that all bulbs could light up simultaneously.

      The spokes didn’t need any holes because they already had them. Once inserted in the tube, I secure it with the wire wrapped on its hole. I drilled 4cm holes aligned with the spokes’ holes to increase access and be able to do all the connections.

  3. Por si só não fica mais junto ao tecto, teria de apertar mais os parafusos.
    Como está sobre a mesa de jantar a altura é a ideal e a luz muito agradável.

  4. Jm1.jonas says:

    Great! I would love to make one, it gets really cheap, but my ceilings aren’t that high =/

    Muito bom mesmo, já agora, se eles aguentam-se mais junto ao tecto ou ficam sempre para baixo?

  5. Anonymous says:

    that is totally cool, what is the heat like, and what are the light bulbs you are using?

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