A simple table lamp can be a lifesaver when you want to impress someone.
But can it also be a nuisance?
A new invention from the Australian company that makes them has been hailed as a boon for the environment.
It’s called a table lamp and is a way to keep your kitchen looking like it’s made from the future.
Its not the lightest, or most expensive piece of furniture, but its a lot cheaper to make than many other household lights, says the company, Coda.
“Our light bulbs are made from a material that is more expensive than most LED bulbs.
That material is aluminium, and we’re using that aluminium in a lamp,” says Chris Prentice, Coka-based chief executive officer.
The company’s lamp is made from aluminium, but Coda has sourced aluminium from China.
Unlike many household lighting products, the aluminium lamp is not a plastic bulb that is heated up to make a glowing light.
Instead, it uses the power of an aluminium oxide lamp, or ALO.
Aluminium oxide is a very light material, so the Coda lamp uses aluminium oxide as the main light source.
“Aluminium can be heated up in a very low-pressure environment and produce a very bright light.
And it’s very durable, so it’s really good for the lamp.”
We’ve had customers say they’re able to do this for a year or so, and they’re always amazed by how good it is,” he says.
Coda says it has also found that it’s not necessary to heat the aluminium to produce the same brightness as the LED.
While its cheaper, the light bulb also has a higher energy cost.
This means the Coka lamp uses more energy to heat its aluminium than most of its competitors.
And while the aluminium is made in Australia, the lamp’s Australian manufacturing is owned by a Singapore company called Coda Industries Limited.
There’s a catch.
The lamp uses a carbon filament, rather than a silicon one, which means it has to be made in Singapore.
In addition, Cota lamp is also manufactured in Taiwan, so there’s no Australian-made aluminium for the Coca-Cola-coloured lamp.
That means it doesn’t have the same colour as the Cotto lamp.
But the Coodle lamp will have a similar colour.
For the price, it’s a good alternative to the expensive and noisy LED light bulbs that you might find at your local home improvement shop.
So what are you waiting for?
Put on your Coda and show off your kitchen to someone.
Source ABC News