Lamps in the movies
An Eichhoff Werke Lampina telescopic desk lamp was used as a prop in the 2015 Swedish psychological thriller television series Modus. It appears several times in different episodes. Starring Melinda Kinnaman, Henrik Norlén and Esmeralda Struwe.
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Lampette reading lamp in the MoMA Museum
Capacitors (kondensatoren) – Wikipedia
The First Condenser – A Beer Glass – Pieter Van Musschenbroek (1692 – 1761)
The most famous capacitor: the Flux capacitor – Wikipedia
Modus (2015) TV Series – Wikipedia
Lampette telescopic table lamp
Many thanks to Tinneke for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.
Eichhoff Werke Lampina Telescopic Desk Lamp
Materials: Round brown curved plastic base. Built-in transformer 220-6 volt. Telescopic extendable square brass antenna style rod. Globe eyeball lampshade in brass & brown plastic. Porcelain socket.
Height: 45 cm / 17.71” – adjustable
Base: 13,5 cm / 5.31”
Electricity: 1 bulb BA 15S, 1 x 15 watt maximum, 6 volt. 220 volt.
Any type of a BA 15S light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Koch Creations, Lynbrook, New York, USA.
Manufacturer: Eichhoff Werke, Heidgraben 4, 36110 Schlitz, Germany.
Other versions: The Eichhoff Werke Lampina telescopic desk lamp exists in several varieties and colours. It is also made with a rounded rectangular base. This lamp is model E3371. Produced since the 1960s, these lamps were a big success and they were sold and produced by several companies. Below a picture from a Dutch Hala catalogue from 1970. In Spain these lamps were sold by Fase.
The Lampette table lamp from 1963 is the precursor of this lamp, the Lampina. The same extendable telescopic square arm was used.
Eichhoff Werke was founded by Eugen Eichhoff in 1919. In 1931 the company started as a specialist in electrical components and systems. In the following years, Eichhoff Werke became prominent in the production of paper-winding capacitors and EMC filters.
Eichhoff Werke sold lamps for a short period somewhere in the late 1970s and 1980s. This spotlight is one of those examples. Most of the lamps Eichhoff Werke sold during that time were telescopic table/desk/bedside lamps. The company still exists.
The wiring used for this lamp was made in the 80s. All the electric parts were made by VLM Components. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.
VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.
Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek
Hala is one of the first light companies of The Netherlands, originated in 1932 in the city of Zeist and later moved to Amersfoort.
Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet, always said that he is the designer of many Hala lamps is the founder of the company.
The company’s origin is in Hannover, Germany. The name is derived from the Hannoversche Lampenfabrik GmbH, founded in 1920. HALA Hanover ended business in the 1960s. Both companies sold the same lamps and used similar catalogues.
Hala from The Netherlands never stopped business.