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Beat Light - Fat

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Beat Light - Fat


Item #: TDX-BEAT-LIGHT-FAT

Availability: In Stock models ship within 1-2 days. All other models ship within 2-3 weeks.

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Material(s): Metal, Brass


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Design by Tom Dixon, and introduced to the US market in 2007.
Made in India, for Tom Dixon.

The design and inception of the Beat Lights originated from a field trip to India that Tom Dixon took his Royal College students on. Their mission was to investigate how design affects the livelihood of different cultures and peoples. They spent days with local tinkerers, brass beaters and marble workers. It was there that they discovered a method of metal manufacturing that appealed to them because of its heritage and unique aesthetic. The Beat Lights employ these traditional techniques in their production.

Inspired by the shapes of traditional Indian water vessels. Beat Light - Fat is a pendant made from spun brass with a hand-beaten interior. Choose from high gloss white powder coat, black patinated finish, brushed brass, or grey with a silver-plated brass interior. Provides direct illumination.

Shown in black.

Material(s): Metal, Brass

Dimensions:

  • 9.5"D x 11.8"H; 98" cable.
  • 4.5"D canopy

Lamp Type: HALOGEN, LED

Bulbs:

  • 1 X 25W 120V G9 frosted halogen lamp (not included)
  • 1 X 3W 120V G9 LED lamp, 2800K, 80 CRI, 180 lumens, dimmable (not included)

Listing: UL

Model(s): BLS02-SPA12UL BLS02WH-SPA12WUL BLS02B-SPA12UL BLS02GR-SPA12UL

Tom Dixon

Born in Sfax, Tunisia in 1959, to a French/Latvian mother and an English father, Tom Dixon moved to England aged four and spent his school years in London. He dropped out of Chelsea School of Art to play bass in the band Funkapolitan before teaching himself welding and going on to produce furniture.

Tom rose to prominence in the mid 1980's as "the talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture". He set up 'Space' as a creative think-tank and shop front for himself and other young designers. By the late 1980's, Tom Dixon's international reputation grew, he was approached by Italian furniture design company, Cappellini, for whom he desinged the Iconic "S" chair. In the 1990's, he became a household name and Jack, his polypropylene "sitting, stacking, lighting thing" designed for his own company Eurolounge was a symbol of the age.

Tom Dixon's appointment as Head of the UK design studio at the furniture retailer Habitat in 1998 was considered controversial. He came from a self-employed background instead of a corporate culture and was never considered "establishment". Tom Dixon led the company through its biggest makeover and quickly won recognition by becoming Head of International Design in 1999 and Creative Director in 2001. He was the public face of a collective team responsible for rejuvenating the Habitat brand, while maintaining Terence Conran's dream of enriching everyday life through simple, modern design and creating a shopping experience that is theatrical and intimate.

In 2000, Tom's work was recognized by the award of an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen. His works have also been acquired by the world's most famous museums and are now in permanent collections across the globe including Victoria and Albert Museum, Museums of Modern Art New York and Tokyo and Centre Beaubourg (Pompidou).

"Honestly, I can't remember ever holding an ambition to be a designer. It just slowly came over me as I rejected notions of being an artist or, a craftsman. Even today I prefer the idea of being an industrialist."- Tom Dixon.

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Tom Dixon

Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture. With a recognized commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the Tom Dixon brand is inspired by the unique heritage, the individualistic innovation and the robust, no nonsense engineering of these small islands. In 2004 Proventus, the Swedish-based private investment company, teamed up with Tom Dixon to establish Design Research, a design and product development holding company. Tom Dixon launches new collections annually at the Milan international furniture fair and product is sold across 61 countries.

In September 2012 Tom Dixon's sister-brand, Eclectic by Tom Dixon, was established, launching accessories collections annually at Maison et Object in Paris.

Launched in 2007, Design Research Studio is the interior design arm of the Design Research Group. Recently completed Tom Dixon projects include Restaurant at the Royal Academy London, Tazmania Ballroom, a pool bar in the Central district of Hong Kong, Jamie Oliver's new London restaurant, Barbecoa, as well as Shoreditch House, Paramount private members' clubs as well as Joseph's flagship store on Old Bond Street, London. Most recently Design Research Studio won their first ever hotel project, redesigning the iconic Thames-side Sea Containers House in collaboration with US hotel giant Morgan's Hotel Group due for completion late 2013.

Tunisian born Tom Dixon rose to prominence in the mid 1980s as 'the talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture'. Having worked for Italian manufacturer Cappellini where he designed the iconic S chair; Tom Dixon then went on to create his own company, 'Eurolounge', under which he made and sold the much celebrated Jack light. Tom Dixon was appointed head of design by Habitat in 1998 and later became Creative Director until his departure in January 2008. Tom Dixon was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2001, and Designer of the Year 2008 from Architektur and Wohnen Magazine. He is the Creative Director of Tom Dixon and Artek.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Fixture with Artisan-Made Qualities The fixture is stunning. It offers clean lines while retaining a handmade quality. The outside is understated and simple--a smooth spun metal finished in satin/matte black. The interior is finished of a brilliant hammered brass--offering both texture and warmth. The fixture produces a light glow that soft and enchanting. Overall the fixture is great for accent lighting but I would not recommend it for tasks as it does not give off much light. In my projects, I have used this fixture above kitchen islands in a grouped configuration.
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Artfully crafted light This light is as beautiful as its photos. It has a matte black exterior and a warm metallic interior. Some reviews have said the light is not bright enough - we wanted an ambient space, so it was no problem - but when I placed the order over the phone the rep was kind enough to suggest options for a brighter bulb should I need one.
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very handsome This is a great pendant. It is so striking it actually demands you to look at it. It works in several different settings and helps get away from the over used Edison bulb look.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty light but terrible for over kitchen counter. If you are planning to use this light over your kitchen counter top, forget it. The max voltage is 25W and is really dim and you wouldn't be able to see what you are cutting.
Date published: 2011-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool shape This is such a cool light. I bought two for over my island and they don't put out the most light in the world but they are very moody.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are really happy with the look and design of this light. This light is being used in a commerical bank, and we are really happy about the design, the quality, and size of the light.
Date published: 2011-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the shape Hung 2 of these, in addition to tall and wide beat light, over basement bar. Perfect choice, very stylish.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun product! It looks amazing installed We specified the three different models for a project and they look amazing! Fast shipping
Date published: 2013-06-06
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Beat Light - Fat is rated 4.3077 out of 5 by 13.
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Hello can this be used as task (reading)lighting as pendant over a bedside table? Will it emit enough light? Thanks

Asked by: homegirl
Certainly, and great idea! It isn't too wide and will be great just over a night stand with a 9.5 inch diameter. This also has a 98 inch (8.167 ft) field-adjustable cable making it easy to adjust it for the long drop you will need to hang it at. The Beat Light - Fat uses either one 25W 120V G9 frosted halogen lamp which is about the equivalent of a 35-40 watt incandescent. 40 -50 watt incandescents or equivalents are common for reading lights. Alternatively, you can use a 3W 120V G9 LED lamp, 2800K, 80 CRI, 180 lumens, dimmable (not included) which would be much warmer light and provide the equivalent of a 25 watt incandescent. Please let us know if we can offer any additional clarification beyond this. Feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 to speak to a Product Specialist directly, and we are more than happy to go over some options with you! Stephanie, YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2015-07-07

We are interested in these beat lights, the fat ones, but the light output is awfully low -- one of the reasons we didn't pick an Edison pendant light. Is there any way to get these up to say, 60 watts? thanks.

Asked by: mike22
Hi there, and glad to hear you like these pendants. You are right the light output is quite low, particularly because the designer's intent was to fashion them for mood and ambient lighting settings to be clustered in groups (as you see in several of the photos on this product page). They are not intended for task lighting purposes, such as over a kitchen island or dining room table, unless you incorporate a supplementary lighting source elsewhere in the room. Unfortunately they are not wired to accept a 60W incandescent source at this time, and using such a bulb would blow out the socket set and electrical wiring. Sorry about that! If you did want to find something with a bit more light to it, we are happy to go over some comparable options with you. Give us a call anytime! Thanks for reaching out. Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-04-27

How do you hang this? Does it hang straight down from a ceiling? If so, does it come with a cover of some sort to hide the hole in the ceiling? Thanks, PMBC

Asked by: PMBC
Thanks for your interest in this design. This is one of our best selling lines. It does in fact come with a round canopy plate, which is 4.5" in diameter and will be fashioned out of the same metal that you specify from the drop down menu. The canopy will disguise the wires that feed through the ceiling and connect to the junction box. The canopy hardware is meant to be small and diminutive so it does not distract from the actual pendant itself. It also allows for these pendants to be clustered in groups without looking too cluttered. Thanks for reaching out! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-02-09

Do the interiors of these beat lights appear silver or brass (gold)?   

Asked by: peggyd
Thanks for your interest in this design. All of the beat lights feature a hand-beaten brass (gold) interior except for the "grey" finish, which offers a silver-plated brass interior instead. The designer thought the grey and silver would be more complementary than grey and gold. To discuss this fixture in greater depth, or to follow up with anything else, feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and we are more than happy to go over some options with you. Thanks for reaching out to us! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-01-23

Does this lamp come in a larger size? 18-22"?

Asked by: JohnCleary
Thanks for your interest in the Beat Lights. These are some of our most popular and highest rated fixtures. While this particular style, the beat light "fat," does not come in a larger size, the beat light "stout" that looks very similar is much larger and has the following dimensions: 20.5"D x 19.7"H. It looks great clustered in the center of a group of beat lights. Check out some of the other styles as well! Thanks for reaching out to us. Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2014-12-31
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