Cima Fiber Optic Globe Table Lamp
Materials: Cast iron base, painted with black wrinkle paint. Chrome painted plastic perforated globe. Some plastic and metal parts. Transformer 220 to 10,5 volt. Electric motor. Coloured glass. Glass fiber. Porcelain halogen socket.
Total Height: 45 cm / 17.71”
Height Base: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: 55 cm / 21.65”
Base: ∅ 16,5 cm / 6.49”
Glass Fibers: 38,5 cm / 15.15”
Electricity: 1 halogen bulb dichroic mirror 10 watt maximum, 10,5 volt. Similar bulbs of 12 volt can be used without a problem. US lamps are 6 volt, they use the same transformer.
Period: 1970s, 1980s.
Designer: Wolfgang Hochmuth – attributed.
Manufacturer: Cima KG, Bussardstrasse 19, Furth, Germany.
This fiber optic table lamp has two switches, a on/off switch on the wire and a switch on the globe to turn on the motor, or off. Handy when you are in the mood for just one colour, for instance. This lamp was sold as Cima Star MK 14.
The label of this lamp is confusing. The transformer is 55 watt, not the light bulb.
The Cima International lamp company was founded as Cima KG in October 1963 by Wolfgang Hochmuth. At that moment these type of lamps, together with the lava lamps became popular. Cima produced a wide range of fiber optics lamps over the years. The company ended business in November 2004. The company has 11 patents, all about fiber optics or lighting and all by Wolfgang Dipl Kfm Hochmuth.