While stuck on a slow-moving weekend F train (which due to construction went express, passing my intended destination), I was inspired by the bright, utilitarian fixtures strung along the track lighting the construction area. Five bulbs screwed into five sockets hanging from a power cord at regular interval. Simple and effective. I wanted one. So I decided to make my own.
Juxtaposed with the simple utility of the MTA service lamps, I wanted to add a bit of Memphis-inspired color and flair to the lamp, which I felt lent itself well to the geometric linear layout of the bulbs.
With chrome dipped candelabra bulbs, the lamp may not be suitable for subterranean tunnels, but works great on a table or hanging on a wall.