Rimsa Modell Mec 103
Originally developed as a work lamp for technical activities. The spring mechanism of the Models 10 & 80 has been replaced with a balanced-arm mechanism that maintains the selected position even when the lamp is exposed to strong vibrations in the work environment. Other features include a reflector with a handle and a base plate with an adjustable ball joint that can be screwed on tightly. An adapter can be used to connect the base plate to a clamp base, a table base or a wall mount if the table or work surface does not accommodate drilled holes. The adapter and clamp base are available separately. The Mec 103 has a black hammer finish.
Light arm length 1.12 m (lower part 500 mm, middle part 280 mm, upper part 340 mm).
Projection max. ca. 1.2 m.
Lamp head Ø 165 mm.
Weight 1.35 kg.
Porcelain socket E27, max. 60 W.
The basic type of this balanced-arm lamp from the early 20th century was originally intended as a long-reach, steerable and precisely adjustable workplace lamp. The towering design, with its specifically designated joints and heavy top, poses some considerable technical challenges: neatly working joints that reliably maintain a chosen position, allow corrections to be made and balance the effects of gravity for long periods of time by means of springs that do not fatigue or wear out. Since the 1980s, caricatures of such a workstation light have been pushed into the market at rock-bottom prices. There have been more recent attempts to salvage the by now completely botched design, but some of them have been extremely expensive. We offer the Italian original, which is still produced today by RIMSA, an Italian manufacturer that builds for us “new originals” of its balanced-arm lamps from 1946 and 1964. The lamp head can be swiveled generously thanks to a patented steel articulated socket at the upper end of the arm, which has been in production since 1946. The light cone can be easily and continuously fixed at almost any angle to illuminate the desired location with centimeter precision. Please order the lamp in the colour of your choice, along with a suitable mount.