How do you call the system in the desk lamp in the attached image
The only name I know in the US is 'adjustable desk lamp'.
Likely there is a term more specific within the lighting industry....
yup..lots of related types here, for example,
google it for more choices........
Thank you for your reply... I am acctually interrested in name of the system that holds the lamp..thats why I asked the question in this forum. Sorry if my question was unclear..
It appears to be a Luxo L-1 in silver with a weighted base. Product number L1EWT
Kind of a pantograph perhaps.
I can add that the designer of the Luxo was the famous Norwegian Jac Jacobsen who developed this lamp in 1937.
Ah where would we be without the good old balanced-arm lamp! Good work Jac.
Sorry! I should have asked the question very differently. I should have asked for the name of the system that holds the lamp, or any similar system that can hold a certain weight. So if you know the name of the system please let me know.. thank you!
This is a balance arm with a weighted base.
Oh yeas thank you! :)
You want the generic name of the mechanism, not just it's application in lamps. I suggest the mechanism in your photo might be called a "two parallelogram, two spring, equipoising mechanism".
I got "two parallelogram, two spring" from here:
and "equipoising mechanism" from here:
In the UK they all tend to be called "Anglepoise lanps", which is a brand name - similar to all vacuum cleaners being called hoovers. http://www.anglepoise.com/
Separate names with a comma.