Kitchen ikea grate lamp

Published on November 14th, 2006 | by Jules Yap


it’s grate lightning

another from prolific hacker riddim, who already gave us the ikea basket lamps. this one is made from an ikea grate and it only takes an hour of work. i like the funky reflections. i think it would be wonderful hung above a kitchen breakfast counter.

“it gets really hot when powered by a normal bulb. and as you turn it on and off by pressing on top it might be not possible to turn it off when it gets too hot. so i added an emergency switch on the cable,” riddim says. he is also willing to hack it for you at $49 (EUR49 + S&H) and will ship worldwide. contact him here.

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Jules Yap

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4 Responses to it’s grate lightning

  1. sherant says:

    There’s a no-power way to light these up as well. Our power goes out pretty regularly in our rural area, and our hall has always been a dark passageway in those times. I had been saving an old grater to make into a lamp like the one shown, but instead I turned in upside-down, cut a small scrap of tin to fit inside the smaller end, hung it on a nail, added a candle, and voila! Let there be (candle) light!

    I think the patterns are even more lovely as a sconce, and I hope to use more graters to build a candle chandelier for our patio.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Check out the copper grater lights over the kitchen island on the set of that 70s show.

  3. Jules says:

    yup alfredo, i second that.

  4. Alfredo Louro says:

    Fantastic idea, but why would you power this with an inefficient incandescent bulb? Protect your fingers and the environment with an energy-saving fluorescent bulb.

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