www.fiberopticmuseum.com | The Museum of Vintage Fiber Optic Lighting | Presents Bendix Koninderie Fiber Optic Lamps ...
Whilst Crestworth in the United Kingdom, created some of the finest fiber optic lava lamps such as the Galaxy, Snowflake and Phantom Lite to name just a few for the European market, Fantasia in the USA was creating some of the best fiber optic lights for the USA market with their all glass fine fiber optic sprays and innovative designs. In Australia, Bendix Corporation Australia Pty Ltd. created their own range of fiber optic lights, which are equally of excellent quality.
Bendix utilised the whimsical and endearing Australian aboriginal word for Rainbow, Koninderie, to describe their lights. Bendix's Koninderie lights were some of the finest fiber optic lights ever created. A 12th December 1973 Australian magazine advert states:
"There are now three fibre optic lights in the Koninderie range. Koninderie is the Australian aboriginal word for Rainbow. Light from a Halogen Dichroic source travels along thousands of fine fibre glass strands to the tips, where it bursts into myriads of coloured stars.
In the home, office, surgery, club or reception area, Koninderie is the focal point of interest. Colour changing can be effected simply by the turn of a switch, giving subdued or brilliant lighting sufficient to read by ..."
Koninderie lights seen include: Model OL-001, OL-003 AND Model OL-004. Model OL-001 features a wooden box construction which features a metal top plate and fibre optic spray on the top. OL-003 features a stunning metal design that emits light from the base to create a stunning elevated effect. Model OL-004 references OL-003's design but is more compact.
We can't wait to see more Koninderie lights that were produced as time evolves. For bulb information please refer to the sticker on the base of your Koninderie. Bendix's Koninderie lights utilised fibre optics manufactured by Schott of German manufacture.