This thing is extremely cool – check out Swedish designer Jonas Wannfor’s Krystall Chandelier:
I love the new-age look of this fixture! I really want to put a lux meter near it and see what kind of output it has.
It’s essentially a big fiber optic chandelier – the light pump is hidden up inside the aluminum cowling on the top there, and the light refracts through the acrylic rods. Each rod is heated to create some little facets or fractures to make the rods glow brighter. Pretty awesome! Very new age.
I highly recommend checking out Jonas Wannfors’ website, regardless of the fact that there is nothing there. You can check out another Jonas Wannfors’ project, The Swedes, which is an artistic collaborative he started with Jessica Fryklund and Love Neuschütz.
Krystall Chandelier is a bit way out of my price range, at $1395.00, at Y Lighting. They are offering free shipping though, there’s that. Someday I’ll make enough to be able to buy stuff like that!