The Swirling Lamp:
Start with a black column or tube about 50cm tall with a long slit about 14mm wide and flared, forming a tall narrow window. Inside the tube would be a simple but bright 4000K LED linear light fixture, shining out the window. Create discs of fine glass similar to barbell weights with nice rounded edges and a [perfect]hole that just fits around the lighting column. These discs of glass would be made in quarter sections of different colors, with at least one section of all discs having ‘no color’ or pure clear glass. Other facets of the glass color discs would be magnificent examples of color using the transmissive properties of glass and the ability to cast a circular glow. These discs would be stacked on top of one another forming a caterpillar array of rippled edges that can be rotated around the center light column so that by turning just one disc changes the effect of all of them. The default position of the glass discs would be ‘all clear’, or white light coming through all the discs with the 25% clear glass facing forward. By rotating just one disc, a person could for example, add aquamarine to the mix, or turn all discs to a sultry magenta and dim the LEDs to infuse a room with your mood. Rotate the amber glow to create a warm light or shift to blue for a morning wake up effect. The entire lamp could be rotated for back wash effects. It’s your lamp, make it the way you want.
That’s my idea. Someday it will be made.