Adjustable Midgard desk lamp with aluminium shade
(4-6 weeks delivery time)
The Shiny Python, relative of the Black Shiny Python was originally designed by Curt Fisher for the ‘Midgard’ Company. In order to improve the illumination on industrial work sites Midgard produced a series of fully adjustable lights, like this functional yet elegant desk lamp. The fixture consists of a typical aluminium shade and an adjustable arm. The arm features three joints – the base, the arms, and at the shade – making it a highly flexible lamp. It has been designed so that it can be easily connected to the rim of a desk or shelf.
These fixtures originate from a abandoned spinning mill in former East Germany. From the many workstations and offices throughout the factory, we were able to recover several of these delicate lighting fixtures.
Dimensions: 100 x 20 x 20 cm (L x W x H)
All our pieces are restored and modernized so that the will last for decades to come. Please note that all original makers’ marks and labeling are to be disregarded, and that we recommend using all items internally, including those originally designed for external use.
Our items have had a previous life. This means they often show signs of their previous life, which in our opinion, is part of their charm. Please note that when multiple items of the same type have been salvaged from one site, only one of the items is shown on the website as an example. The item shown is always representative of all items within that specific batch. On request, we provide images of a particular item.
Installation of lights
We prepare our lighting fixtures for installation. The black electrical cable that comes with the lighting fixture is already connected, and if bulbs or fluorescent lights are included, these have been installed in advance. We recommend to have all lighting fixtures installed by a qualified electrician.
Items can be customized on request. If you have any special requirements, just get in touch with us and we will do our utmost to provide what you are looking for.
Dimmable fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent lights have the fine quality of producing a bright light. Perfect for office environments, but not always that best atmosphere for living spaces. With our dimmable customization, fluorescent lights can vary from 3% to full strength, emitting a warm and pleasant glow. Please contact us for more information on our dimmable fluorescent lights.
The delivery time of a fixture depends on the location. The average shipping duration ranges from 3-10 business days.
Please keep in mind that our products typically require 4-6 weeks production time before shipping.
No possibility to dim the fixture.
Intern push button or turn switch
There will be a button of switch on the fixture itself to tune the right brightness of the light. With this option its only possible to have a on/off switch on the wall.
Example of our Copperhead with a internal push dim:
In lighting systems that use 0-10V dimming, five wires are commonly required to enable communication and control between the dimmer and the lighting fixture. Here's a breakdown of the function of each wire:
Line (Hot) Wire (L): This wire carries the incoming electrical power from the source to the dimmer switch. It is typically the "hot" wire that delivers the voltage needed to power the lighting system.
Neutral Wire (N): The neutral wire completes the electrical circuit and provides a return path for the current. It is necessary for the overall functioning of the electrical system and is often connected directly to the lighting fixture.
Ground Wire (G): The ground wire is a safety feature that provides a path for electrical current to safely dissipate in the event of a fault or short circuit. It is connected to the ground or earth to prevent electrical shocks.
Control Voltage (+): This wire carries the control signal that determines the desired light level. In a 0-10V dimming system, a voltage between 0 and 10 volts is used to control the intensity of the light. The higher the voltage, the brighter the light.
Control Voltage (-): This wire complements the control voltage wire and provides a reference point for the control signal. Together with the control voltage (+) wire, it enables the dimmer to send a variable voltage signal to the lighting fixture, adjusting its brightness accordingly.
In summary, the three power wires (Line, Neutral, and Ground) are responsible for supplying electrical power and ensuring safety, while the two control voltage wires (+ and -) are responsible for communicating the dimming level from the dimmer to the lighting fixture. This 5-wire configuration is commonly used in 0-10V dimming systems for greater control and flexibility in adjusting light levels.
With this option the fixture will be delivered with a 5 wired cable, Only suited if you have 5 wires installation.
The DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) protocol is a digital lighting control system that allows for more advanced and flexible control of lighting fixtures compared to analog methods like 0-10V dimming. One notable characteristic of DALI is that it requires five wires for communication. Here's a breakdown of the reasons behind the need for five wires:
Power Supply (2 Wires):
- Two wires are dedicated to supplying power to the DALI network. This is often referred to as the power or voltage bus.
- One wire carries a positive voltage, while the other carries the corresponding negative or ground.
Data Lines (2 Wires):
- Two wires are used for bidirectional communication of digital signals between the DALI control devices and the lighting fixtures.
- These data lines enable devices like DALI dimmer switches, sensors, and controllers to communicate with individual or groups of DALI-compatible lighting fixtures.
Grounding Wire (1 Wire):
- The grounding wire is essential for safety and is connected to the ground for the entire DALI system. It helps to ensure proper functioning and safety by providing a path for electrical faults to dissipate safely.
Worldwide there are different voltages per country. The most used are 120V and 220V. If you don't know the voltage in your country, please check this map.
If you have still doubts please get in contact with us.
All our lights are restored by hand with the greatest care. As unique piece of heritage, we seek to preserve the light’s authentic appearance. We present the lamp in it’s original finish, or re-finish the light in it’s original color. The lamp has been completely rewired to current standards, and fully assembled and tested to European Legislation. We hope that it may be preserved for many centuries to come.
Blom & Blom started with two brothers who share a passion for unique items. Often overlooked but always with a hidden potential. Each with its own story to tell. Items that deserve a new life.