www.fiberopticmuseum.com | Below: USSR Trippy Spectrum Fibre Optic Lamp | A Unique Trippy Disco Fibre Optic Lamp
Fibre Optic lamps often feature a myriad of components inside and their complexity often depends on whether the design features a rotating fibre optic spray or colour-changing technology.
This vintage USSR spinning fibre optic lamp which was sold as a "souvenir", shows just how simple yet effective fibre optic lamps can be. This design is based on spinning motion lamps that were so popular in the 1970s and beyond. This design features a reflective housing, which conceals a colourful spinning rainbow insert. When powered, the heat from an ordinary light bulb, causes the rainbow insert (carefully placed on a needle), to spin. Coupled with the reflective exterior, this creates a beautiful trippy light show radiating from the lamp with colourful shadows constantly moving.
This model then features a fibre optic spray placed on the top, the sprays absorbs the light from the base, to present a beautiful, trippy light show. Although this design negates the need for motors, step down transformers, reflectors and other pieces often seen in fibre optic lamps, it shows the power of simplicity.
This page also displays models which do not contain the fibre optic spray. These lamps are very popular and are often seen for sale all over the world however the originate from the USSR and original packaging features the Russian word for Spectrum.