All things crystal, from the crystal itself to the many crystal items and crystal lighting fixtures (such as crystal touch lamps), convey an inherent force of everlasting change and have a profound effect on the aesthetics of our homes.
The kaleidoscope of hues that emanate from a high-quality crystal touch lamp is a sight to see and a source of creative inspiration. Due to their shared complex, extremely precise organics, excellent crystal has a sheen that is strikingly similar to that of diamonds. Unique and original furnishings and décor are something most of us want to have in our homes.
Our hand-crafted crystal lamps stand out from the crowd whether they are more classic in look or have a more modern twist. Why? The allure of the crystal’s mystical glow and radiance is too much to ignore. It’s almost impossible to say “no” to having one of these lights illuminate your own house, what with its shimmering and magnetic light.
Configuration of a Touch Lamp Switch
The on/off electrical switch for a touch lamp is located inside the lamp itself rather than on the outside. The circuit that connects to this switch is linked to the inner layer of the lamp’s exterior.
Capacitor Swap for a Lamp
Capacitance is the ability of an object to store an electric charge. Capacitance is affected by dimensions, shape, and material. The capacitance of the human body is distinct from that of a touch lamp, and the capacitance of the body and touch lamp combined is distinct from that of either object alone. All it takes to turn on a touch bulb is for the lamp’s wiring circuit to detect the capacitance shift caused by your finger. The light returns to its baseline capacitance when your hand is removed, ready to detect another capacitance shift and restart the switch’s electrical circuit.
The Brightness Controls of Touch Lamps
These lights do not just switch on and off when touched; rather, they go from darkness to brightness to second highest brightness to dimmest brightness. When the light is dimmed to this extent, the power supply cycles rapidly between going off and on. By rapidly turning on and off, the light output seems constant. However, the light is not as brilliant since the bulb is not receiving the same amount of power it would if the electricity were on consistently.
Adjusting for Ambient Conditions
In most cases, a person’s body temperature exceeds that of the ambient air. As a result, many elevators include buttons that light up when they detect body heat. These buttons, of course, don’t work if you have cold hands. Lights that turn on when they detect activity on patios may also detect individuals by their body heat.
The human body is a relatively good electrical conductor because of the high water content. If you place two contacts near enough together, touching them will complete the circuit.
The circuit controls the light output by varying the “duty cycle” of the electricity supplied to the bulb. With a standard light switch, the bulb is provided with its full allotment of electricity.