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The energy consumption of a lamp made visible in its lampshade.

Using infrared cameras we see the invisible spill of energy: heat.
A lamp should give light, not heat.

Each kind of lightbulb has its own infrared/heat characteristics.
The 37 degrees Celsius (human body temperature) area around a bulb is used to determine its lampshade. All the different kind of shapes will signify and make us aware of the energy consumption of each type of bulb. Stereolithography enables us to get unique, custom made products; there is no need for mass production. The end user can determine what kind of bulb he/she wants, how many and in what positions. Infrared technology and stereolithography combined will give shape to the lampshade. For Materialise, Leuven, Belgium, Special thanks to TU-Delft.