These are custom made beachballs, made in a beachball factory. They have, however, been manufactured with the addition of a transparent window to one side, and an extra screw valve, through which the air-tight lighting element pases before inflation.
These brightly coloured cheerful lights come with a coloured rubber ring to sit on as a floor or table lamp, and with a with a 3m extension cable that can be used to hang the lights from if desired or to space away form the socket.
They use a 12V 5 Watt LED bulb, emitting around 300 lumens. They are powered by a mains transformer, just like a phone charger, that plugs into the wall. The lightweight power cable is black.
Behind the fun side, this project explores ideas around the authenticity of identities: This project blurrs boundries, exploiting mechanical and functional ambiguities of objects, to gently pick at the perception of solidity of realities.
This Art/Product piece has been produced in a limited edition of 999 pieces. Each Beach Ball light comes with a signed and numbered certificate.
BeachBall lights are supplied pre-assembled, with their rubber ring, extension cable and power supply. They simply require inflation with a bike pump.
Prices are £100.00 each, plus postage.