I am hoping to find an industrial lighting designer able to provide design consulting and someone that might also know of reliable fabrication services in the Chicago area (or nationally) for a personal project I am attempting to complete.
A brief explanation:
I have created a rudimentary model for a table light “backplate” that is part of a larger lighting project. I am seeking assistance to design a brushed stainless steel or aluminum plate that will contain a flat custom LED lighting component (I have already completed this part) and both the existing LED lighting component and the stainless steel plate would be inserted into a larger glass housing.
The insertable backplate has a center hole for electrical wiring for the inserted custom LED component and the other holes for heat dissipation. I think?! A question to be investigated too.
Along with expertise in lighting standards, I need assistance creating a “friction tension” plate that inserts into the glass hole and sits inside the glass piece and stays in place. I am imagining the plate edge element creates friction tension pushing outward as needed, but creating tension to hold the plate (and LED lighting component) in place. I am VERY open to suggestions of how to make this happen, since I obviously have no clue....hoping to design some type of mechanism to allow the user to remove and insert the plate smoothly.
If you feel it is something you can assist with, please provide your fees to discuss and investigate options, design, and create usable drawings. As you have probably assumed, I do not have an industrial design background so you would need to tell me what is required in terms of time and fees to take this to production. Given it is a small project, I am assuming most fabricators won’t be interested, but I hoped this person or company might also know of someone to assist in production as well.
Thanks for your consideration.