Getting too hot in bed?
sheet metal fabricated bed head light enclosure
As with so many sheet metal work projects that we manufacture for our customers this little spot welded box is never seen by the people who finally use it. The black rectangle shown in this image is a sheet metal enclosure called a bed head light and is commonly used in hotel bed rooms. The sheet metal box is used to safely house a light source with a reflector which then transfers its light output through a fibre optic cable to the light source head. The advantage of fibre optic lighting is it’s a cold light source. The hot lamp is housed within the sheet metal box and the light source without the heat is where you want it, in this case on the pages of a book. The sheet metal fabricated enclosure is made from CR4 mild steel and powder coated matt black to help conduct heat away from the enclosed light source.
Spot welded sheet metal work - fibre optics lighting enclosure
The same type of lighting systems can be used to illuminate painting, works of art or museum exhibitions where a hot light source could fade or dry out the exhibits. Again, the sheet metal enclosure that the light source is housed in is out of sight but not out of mind.