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Style 45 - 2.5 inch (64mm) 3D Lichtenberg Magnabrites®

These begin as 2.5" diameter precision light gathering magnifiers from Visual Systems Labs, Inc. Called Magnabrites®, these are precision ground and polished lenses made from optical grade acrylic that have aspheric surfaces on both the top and bottom. Their unique shape both brightens and magnifies any objects placed beneath them. However, we discovered that they also magnify internal Lichtenberg Figures!

To create them, we first bombard the top surface with a high energy (5 million volt) electron beam, then flip it over and do the same on through the bottom surface. This causes two separate regions of high voltage electrical charge to accumulate within the sculpture. We  then carefully discharge each sculpture at the center of the bottom surface. And the results are simply breathtaking! Because of their unique light gathering properties, they can simply be displayed as is. Or, you can further enhance their beauty by illuminating them from below using a vareity of multicolor or white LED light bases.  These work great with the BD753MC color changing base, the ROT45MC rotating multicolor base, or the BD753W matte black, or our LM2690 or LM2692 rosewood white LED light bases.   Because acrylic can be scratched easily, we also suggest getting a Base45BW walnut ring to gently cradle and protect your sculpture.

Also, b
e sure to check out our magnificent Style 46  3.5" diameter Lichtenberg Magnabrites®!

Following is a typical Style 45 sculpture on a Base45BW walnut
ring holder, resting on an ROT45MC rotating light base:





 
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Top, natural light

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Side View

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Angle view, lit by LP3

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Top view in natural light
Side view in natural light

Angled view showing 3-D internal structure
illuminated by multicolor
light base
Side view, natural

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lit from side

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On Walnut base on ROT45MC

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Angled view of another specimen showing 3-D
structure, illuminated by a multicolor
light base
Top view, lit from side by a multicolor light base

On Base45BW walnut ring, restking on ROT45MC Rotating
Multicolor Light Base - color cycling
on Walnut base on ROT45MC


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On Walnut base on ROT45MC


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On walnut base on ROT45MC
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On Base45BW walnut ring, resting on ROT45MC Rotating
Multicolor Light Base - color cycling to blue
On Base45BW walnut ring, resting on ROT45MC Rotating
Multicolor Light Base - color cycling to red and green
On Base45BW walnut ring, restiong on ROT45MC Rotating
Multicolor Light Base - more color cycling
 

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