How do you call this system

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mnish
Hi,
How do you call the system in the desk lamp in the attached image
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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,


http://www.lightinguniverse.com/adjustable-desk-lamps_131_oa2210914.html?ppc=38&af=38&s_kwcid=adjustable%20desk%20lamp|14126119701&gclid=CP3S0vWxgbMCFQqe4AodDWYAYg [Broken]

google it for more choices........
 
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mnish
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..
 
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Kind of a pantograph perhaps.
 
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I can add that the designer of the Luxo was the famous Norwegian Jac Jacobsen who developed this lamp in 1937.
 
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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.
 
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mnish
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!
 
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This is a balance arm with a weighted base.
 
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mnish
Oh yeas thank you! :)
 
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No worries.
 
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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!
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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced-arm_lamp

and "equipoising mechanism" from here:

http://www.delphion.com/cgi-bin/viewpat.cmd/GB489547
 
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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/
 

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