Integration av eluttag i belysningsarmatur för offentlig miljö
Examensarbete på grundnivå
As the incidence of wireless internet connections have increased, the usage of laptops in public spaces has become more and more common. In these environments is the absence of electrical outlets often a problem. The idea for this project is to supply electricity at such places by integrating an outlet in a light fixture. The aim of this project has been to perform a complete product development process and develop an idéa into a functional prototype. This by using the methodology we’ve learnt during our three years at Product design engineering at Chalmers. The project covers the development process, from identifying a problem and studying the potential users to development of CAD-models and building physical prototypes. The product has been developed in corporation with Fagerhult Professional, and an additional aim has been to develop a lamp that complements their range of products. The lamp is a pendant fixture mainly meant to be used in public surroundings such as for example cafés. The lamp is designed to provide a sufficient reading light. As the user connects i.e. a laptop to the socket, the centre of gravity of the lamp changes. The lamp turns and this movement result in a reduction of the light at the table and irritating reflections in the laptop-screen are avoided. By taking advantage of the latest lighting technology and by working with technology as a part of the design instead of just as a complement to the design our work has resulted in a unique and innovative lighting fixture.