You might be familiar with the Halo Gypsum and Voli Gypsum Long and Short from previous releases, but we’d like to formally introduce the Gypsum Boba, a modernisation of the 70’s boob lamp.
While the definite origins of the flush-mounted dome light -unofficially named the boob lamp- are still pretty much shrouded in mystery, they seem to have originated around the 1890s, when electricity was slowly becoming mainstream, according to archi“The flush dome look [...] actually goes back at least to the 1890s and was originally used in situations where a low ceiling height prevented longer fixtures."
- Bo Sullivantectural historian and designer Bo Sullivan. These dome lights caught on as a space-saving alternative to chandeliers and pendant luminaires for homes with lower ceilings, while also serving as a protective cover and light diffuser for light bulbs. The popularity of these practical luminaires only rose from there, surviving passing lighting trends and evolving with the times. By the time the 70's rolled around, houses in the West were either fitted out with recessed down lights, or the iconic boob lamp. “The flush dome look [...] actually goes back at least to the 1890s and was originally used in situations where a low ceiling height prevented longer fixtures."
- Bo Sullivan
Besides being used as a downlight, the Gypsum Boba can be mounted on false walls as a decorative wall light
The Gypsum Boba can be perched anywhere with false walls installed, expanding placement options from just the ceiling as a standard downlight, to any wall as a unique sconce with minimalist design sensibilities. The Gypsum Boba thus provides an easy way to introduce soft, warm lighting to awkward areas and small nooks like passageways, transitional spaces, and toilets.
The Gypsum Boba features dim-to-warm functions for ambience creation, moodmaking, and other practical functions.
Besides boasting a fun design reminiscent of vintage luminaire bodies, the Gypsum Boba features all the modern innovations AEON luminaires are known for, tailored to suit current Singaporean homeowners’ tastes and lifestyle needs.
The Gypsum Boba's dim-to-warm function in action
One such feature is the dim-to-warm effect, which provides users with the flexibility of adjusting the dimness and warmth of their luminaires, which can be set to a Correlated Colour Temperature setting of 1800K to 3000K. Even when illuminating at 1800K via a soft glow, the Gypsum Boba is able to amply illuminate spaces due to its integration of Chip-On-Board (COB) LED technology, which provides a higher amount of high-quality lumen output when switched on.
Say goodbye to clunky wall sconces and uninspiring lighting options with the Gypsum Boba, which integrates elements from the past and present to provide an optimal lighting experience.