#763: Helios

Today’s invention is entirely decorative.

It is what used to be called a ‘standard lamp,’ consisting of a spherical, then-walled metal balloon with a lamp attached. The sphere is filled with helium and anchored to the floor by the lamp’s power cord.

Light from the lamp reflects off the sphere and the cord allows some movement of the lamp as it experiences the natural air movements in the room. Several adjacent lamp units amplify this effect.

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