Take a quick dive into the 3D print lighting boards on Pinterest and you’ll be instantly mesmerized by the inventive and artistic designs created by 3D print users worldwide. Many of these are beyond what your standard FFF 3D printer is capable of and are by no means beginner 3D print projects. This collection of 3D print lighting accessories are sure to inspire your own creativity or at the very least make you say, “I want that 3D print in my home!”
3D Print Lighting Accessories
Many of the user generated file library sites have a 3D print lighting section, or if it’s not quite categorized that way, many items are tagged with 3D print light blub/shade/etc. Of course, in my opinion, the best and more artistic designs have been created by professional artists and provide a better representation of what a 3D printer is capable of creating. However, there is enough room in cyberspace for STL files of the hobbyist 3D print user and the professional, and I feel that everyone should be able to showcase their best work. On the flip-side, it was nice to look through some really amazing and professional 3D print lighting designs instead of sorting through all the junk that clogs up the free file download repositories. Not that there aren’t any gems in those, as you’ll see below.
What I love about these 3D print lighting creations is how they play with either the shadows they produce, or how the light from the bulb is shown through the shade to create really unique patterns and designs – none more unique than your own fingerprint! The technology hasn’t quite evolved into 3D printing your own light bulb, so there is definitely some assembly required to these 3D print lighting decor pieces – maybe there’s even a school project in here somewhere of designing your own 3D print light stand and putting together all the correct wiring pieces. As I was going through making selections, I saw a few repetitive designs – perhaps one of these artists was inspired by the others’ work, or by the same thing?
3DShook has a full catalog of 3D printed products you’d actually want and use in your home, and as Hector told us in our three person interview on the Lowe’s Bespoke 3D Printing Store episode, he really is interested expanding his line of 3D printed lighting accessories by creating custom pieces. That idea didn’t quite make it to the Bespoke Store debut, but with all the inspiring 3D prints I’m seeing, I think they may want to revisit his idea for that product line.
3D print souvenirs and lithopanes have been mentioned in a few of the past episodes with Isaac Budmen, Lisa Federici, and the Robo 3D Updates, and these designs below of the London skyline and the Skyscraper Stalaclights is a wonderful combination of all those concepts to commemorate a trip.
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but as far as practicality and most likely to be used, these 3D printed lamps are definitely up there. I understand why so many of these 3D print lighting accessories have been done in white filament or a sort of natural filament color, but so many of these designs would look really spectacular in color. The best part about 3D printing is how customizable it can be, so if having everything be white in your home isn’t your style, print it out in whatever colored filament goes best with your decor.
Unlike many of our other “best of 3D printing” lists, it was hard to narrow down my favorite 3D print lighting design picks, and so many incredible designs have been left out or this post would be a mile long of scrolling! Be sure to add your favorites to the 3D Start Point board on Pinterest or comment with a link below.
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