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Beat Light - Wide

By Tom Dixon, from Tom Dixon
$535.00
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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 - Wide is a pendant made from spun brass with a hand-beaten interior. Choose from high gloss white powder coat, black patinated finish, brushed brass, brushed nickel, or grey with a silver-plated brass interior. Provides direct illumination.

Shown in white.

Dimensions
  • 14.2"D x 6.3"H; 98" cable.
  • 4.9"D canopy
Material(s)
beaten brass
Lamp Type
HALOGEN, LED
Bulbs
  • 1 X 25W 120V G9 frosted halogen lamp (not included) or
  • 1 X 3W 120V G9 LED lamp, 2800K, 80 CRI, 180 lumens, non-dimmable (not included)
Listing
UL
Item Number
TDX-BEAT-LIGHT-WIDE
Model(s)
BLS01WH-BLA01WUL BLS01-SPA12UL BLS01GR-SPA12UL BLS01B-SPA12UL BLS01BNB-SPA12UL

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 - Wide is a pendant made from spun brass with a hand-beaten interior. Choose from high gloss white powder coat, black patinated finish, brushed brass, brushed nickel, or grey with a silver-plated brass interior. Provides direct illumination.

Shown in white.

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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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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outside so so inside so spectacular The hammered inside is the show. Unfortunately the grey metal finish is a bit pedestrian. The black cord did not go with our decor so we have requested a white one that Tom Dixon makes. So if you want a white cord and sconce instead of black get a step ahead of me.
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design. Purchased three shapes of beat lights, looks perfect over basement bar.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design. Purchased three shapes of beat lights, looks perfect over basement bar.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't just buy one! We put two right net to each other above our long kitchen table - looks fabulous!!!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't just buy one! We put two right net to each other above our long kitchen table - looks fabulous!!!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really cool lamp! Very stylish and well made. Fast shipping Great customer service
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really cool lamp! Very stylish and well made. Fast shipping Great customer service
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Such a stylish light! Bought this to be a focal point in a small room.
Date published: 2011-09-19
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Beat Light - Wide is rated 4.2258 out of 5 by 31.
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Would this lamp be a good choice for a 54" round dining table? Enough light?

Asked by: mregueira
While this light is lovely in terms of design, it is a bit on the dimmer end of the spectrum. You'll notice that most of the images we provide showcase these lights being clustered together in groups for aesthetic lighting. This fixture features a 25W halogen bulb, roughly the same as 40W in standard incandescent wattage. I would recommend either considering clustering a few of them over a dining area as per the designer's intent, otherwise go with a higher wattage if this is the only light source and the table is going to function as a work/task area as well. There are a number of brighter, possible alternatives that would meet your design needs, so feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and our sales team can compare and contrast some options with you. Thanks for reaching out! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2014-12-30

Am considering this light for a round 69 in. dia. dinner table, but am very concerned about the amount and width of light it will produce. Some reviews now concern me further.  Can someone advise, or will I need to depend on being able to return it?

Asked by: Klinger
Thanks for your interest in this design. While this is a lovely fixture, it truly is intended to be clustered in groups for ambient lighting and an overall aesthetic, dynamic look. This fixture is not intended for task lighting. For a dining room table of that size where you certainly want to be able to interact with your guests and see them clearly in the evenings, one 25W halogen bulb would not be enough unless you had plenty of other supplementary lighting sources stationed around the room. Instead, consider using a brighter pendant of a higher wattage and save the beat lights for group clustering in environments that are not intended for task purposes. Feel free to give us a call at 866.842.6209 if we can provide any more insight beyond this! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-02-16

Does the wide beat light hang from a flexible cord ?  Could I spray my own paint on top of the white finish ?  What kind of bulb base does it take:  halogen 2 pin ? Thanks again.

Asked by: seethree
Hi there. Yes the 98" cord is flexible and can be shortened by you if you need, and you should be able to paint the white shade, but do be advised that this would void any warranty on the unit. Also, the white shade is powder coated so that it is a soft matte finish, meaning that whichever paint you use would have to be able to stick to the current finish. Both the LED and Halogen versions need bulbs with a G9 base, which are easy to pick up in any local home department store. Thanks for contacting us! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-03-10

And is it actually brass ?  Aluminum ?

Asked by: seethree
Yep all colors have a beaten brass body with various powder coated color finishes. The grey version features a silver plated interior instead of gold. Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2015-03-10

Is this product commercial grade or solely for residential use?

Asked by: caseyrose
Good question Caseyrose! This is a 120V UL listed fixture. It can be used in commercial applications as long as you do not require 227V. If you need 227V, the best thing to do would be to call our Product Specialists at 866.428.9289 and they will be happy to partner with our vendor for special modifications or to find you a suitable alternative that will suit you design vision! Thanks for reaching out! Stephanie, Ylighting Customer Service
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2015-06-10

What is the dimension of this light? Spec and the schematic design diagram show two different diameter of the light.

Asked by: bunny105
Hi there! This has the dimensions of 14.2"D x 6.3"H; 98" cable. And it comes with 4.9"D canopy. The "Schematic" image shows the measurements as 36/14.2 Dia X 16/6.3 H because it is giving you the measurement in Centimeters and inches (36 cm = 14.2 in.). Thanks for reaching out. 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 - we are happy to help!
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2016-02-02
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