Acrylic Sapphire Light

Hi everyone!

I wanted to try making a colored acrylic light and came up with this Sapphire Light design made with Glowforge’s proofgrade transparent blue acrylic. The original design was based on the architecture of the Thai Red Cross Children’s Home building. I love the simple geometry of the overall form of the building and the design of its facade. I built on some of the design elements of the building and came up with the design of the Sapphire Light.

It’s simple to construct where the vertical panels are finger jointed into two square frames at a slight angle. The angle of the vertical panels blocks direct views of the light source and allows the light to pass through the material. I’m sure this light fixture would look amazing if it’s made out of wood or frosted acrylic and maybe even a combination of both?!

If you’re interested in learning more about this project, here’s a link to my YouTube video where I go over the process of designing and making the Sapphire Light.

Here are some photos of the Sapphire Light.

I hope this project inspires your work!
Tim

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Beautiful! How easy is it too keep clean? (Hah, that’s a question straight out of my wife’s playbook.)

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It’s very difficult to keep clean! But definitely worth it haha

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Pics of the building, yes?

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I love all of your creations!

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Yes, that’s the one! Thanks for linking it :smile:

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That’s a gorgeous design - of course that transparent blue is my favorite!

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The blue color is stunning.

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I love the color on that.

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Very nice! I have a lot of sapphire acrylic and you have inspired me.

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Your lights are really something else! Love this one.

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Thank you. I can’t wait to see what you make!

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What a beautiful light! The blue is just stunning.

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My first reaction was “Oooooh.” My second reaction was “I wasn’t one!” Stunning!

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Thank you! I didn’t expect the transparent blue to have the visual effect that it does with the transitioning tones of blue to purple. I’m glad I went with my gut feeling instead of using a translucent acrylic :smile:

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