The two light vials and their charging base.

each size of the vial lamp is a visual indication of just how much light it will give off (the larger vial being brighter than the smaller) when removed from the base. the lamps use magnetic switches to sense when they are removed from this base, which then turns on the super-bright LED’s contained inside.

along with the magnetic switch, the lamps use an induction loop to charge the lights for use while docked, assuring the user will always have several hours of bright, portable light on hand.

each vial consists of several components. the top and bottom pieces being machined from 6061 aluminum on a lathe and a mill, before being sandblasted, and then clear hard-anodized.

the middle piece is a tube of glass that had been scored and sanded to size then sandblasted to diffuses the bright point source of the LED into a more pleasant overall glow.

light vial by matthew crowley One of the first completed light vials after being turned down on the lathe.

light vial by matthew crowley The LED and electronics in the base of the light prior to testing.

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