Stoneridge Engineering is THE Source
for Rare and Beautiful Lichtenberg Figures! (Page updated 02/27/14 - may change without notice)
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
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, be 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: