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The light was actually designed to block most of the direct light so that only reflected light would scatter. The light was inspired by the great designer Louis Poulsen and his amazing lighting diagrams and studies. Definitely worth research if you're interested.
We leave our light on every night and I have been actively checking the temperature, by touch, and the light is only slightly warm to the touch.
The bigger worry is if you use an incandescent bulb or you have a light with very little ventilation. We designed an different light with no ventilation and used a 60 watt incandescent bulb. The result was the print slowly sagged over the course of 5 days and it would have fallen off if we didn't stop it (which was part of our small experiment).
As mentioned the light was designed so the fins would not allow light to pass through (creating the gradient effect) which is why it prints with 4 perimeters. We also printed it in carbon fiber which resulted in a very cool 'dark' effect. Great for an intimate setting.
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I like your wind turbine too. Can't wait to try printing it.