It’s that time of the year again where there’s less and less daylight. And in a country like the Netherlands with lots of people riding a bicycle, it means good lighting on your bike. And usually in October a campagne is launched to make people aware of good working lights when riding in the dark. This results in many bicycle lights being replaced and ending up as waste.
And this of course means upcycle possibilities. Two previously featured upcycle designs made out of an old head light are LIGHT UP and MONBIJOU. Both showing a very friendly lamp. And last week I found another one.
Practical, functional and fun clamp light
These designs that use a bicycle head light always make me smile. I think because that friendly designed light is like a little creature, watching in a fun and curious way. Just like this handmade Bicycle Clamp Light, a design by Cycled Up Creations, founded by Kevin Burk, based in Northampton | United Kingdom.
It’s a stunning portable lamp that ‘s made out of discarded bicycle parts and showing some Steampunk influence. Its versatility makes it perfect for clamping on to a shelf, bookcase, or table edge. Because of its functionality it is suitable for many different situations and interiors.
The Bicycle Clamp Light uses a set of traditional bicycle brakes that have been fitted with an extendable torsion spring to provide the jaws of the clamp. Full rubber bicycle brake pads ensure that the clamp does not leave scratches on the item it is clamped to. And those ‘jaws’ can grip an item width as small as 1.5cm, and extend to an item width of 7.0cm.
Photos © Cycled Up Creations
All in all a very practical, functional and fun piece of upcycle design lighting. Please visit the Cycled Up Creations store on Etsy showing all available versions. Only thing I miss is a fun name for this amazing little lamp.