Lighting

Published on May 3rd, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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tertial chandelier





i love jason’s chandelier combo from 3 work lamps. kinda like a mutant giant spider.

“it consists of three tertial desklamps, fixed upside down to the ceiling. the tertial lamp is the simplest and cheapest and i already had one laying around. the room calls for a decorative lighting fixture, but there is no such thing as a cheap, beautiful, classy chandelier. my solution was to add a bit of irony, surprise and humor to the problem. in combination with a dimmer, the result works surprisingly well.

the base consists of a ring and a disk of identical diameter, made of 18mm plywood. glueing them together forms a hollow base to house the the electrical wiring. the disk has four holes in it. three for the lamps to go through and one in the center for the single screw that attaches the whole to the ceiling. the end of each lamp that sits in the base also needs a hole. the lamp is held into the base by, in my case, a piece of bicyclewheel spoke, that goes through the hole in the base of the lamp. to prevent it coming undone i bent both ends of the piece of spoke. the three arms can move and rotate independently, fitted with a dimmer it ensures versatile lighting.”

tertial chandelier
drawings of the fitting, section and top view
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10 Responses to tertial chandelier

  1. Mymac4ever says:

    Very nice and cool hack. I must say though that for being a lamp that’s in some way supposed to be used with a desk, it seems very strange to me that the on/off-switch is so close to the base.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Outstanding hack. It looks great.

  3. avercine says:

    its look great…i like ur creativity…u are think out of the box! go man!!

  4. nechushtan says:

    very very cool, I’m going to have to do this now that I’m moving to a new apartment.

    great work, and thanks for the schematic drawings!

  5. Anonymous says:

    great hack, i saw something similar just last week in a shop. they’d used about twenty similar desk lamps on a large wooden ring.

    this seems more realistic for regular dwellings though.

  6. Jason Serier says:

    The lamp that you are referring to might be the one by MOOOI design. In that model the lamps are sitting on the ring ‘right way up’. At the time I made this lamp I didn’t know it existed. But there was a faint recollection (of my own imagination or from seeing it somewhere, I don’t know for sure) of seeing desk lamps hanging from a ceiling, but without a base and spread evenly across a ceiling. Thanks for the comments, Jason Serier

  7. Gordon says:

    I LOVE THIS! Thanx for the inspiration!

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is the one anon and Jason refereed to. http://www.stardust.com/dearingo.html

    I’ll just leave this here so I can stumble across it later~

  9. Anonymous says:

    Sweet i love the lights

  10. Oscar says:

    Great hack! I will probably build something similar myself!

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