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Published on January 21st, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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a twin horby pendant lamp





ikea horby pendant lampscott bought the horby pendant lamp (right) but it wasn’t adequate for the space he intended it for. what to do then? buy two and fuse them together.

here’s how scott did it:
1. disassemble both lights of all their parts.
2. drill 16 identical, evenly spaced holes in the flat metal base to hold the new arms. (4×4 square pattern)
3. place second transformer in the ceiling base. (because the voltage on these bulbs are only 12V you must use both transformers that come with each light)
4. use sprinkler cable for the main wire (it has 5 wires-you will need a minimum of 4), you’ll need two pairs of live/neutral wires per each transformer/8 lights.
5. wire 8 arms together….pairing each black wire together with one of the live wires from the main.
6. repeat until both live (black) and neutral (white) wires are attached to on of the main wires.
7. use wire ties within both ceiling base and cone base to secure all connections so they don’t separate when installed.
8. join the two live wires from the ceiling base together with the main in the ceiling. repeat with the neutral wires.

and here’s what he got:

twin pendant lamptwin pendant lamp

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5 Responses to a twin horby pendant lamp

  1. B. Durbin says:

    I see those holes on the side and immediately wonder what cool thing you can screw into them to make them funky…

    Nice chandelier! I like it much better than the original.

  2. Alicia says:

    Looks like a squid ate an electric eel. Tehehe.

  3. Anonymous says:

    always attach the neutral before the hot…..

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is it only me, or is this something from The Matrix?!

  5. Lysne says:

    oh, my mother and i made this, and it turned out lovely!

    the only thing i would add to the instructions is to watch out for the little wing that the ground wire is attached to. it can get in the way of the second transformer depending on how you place/attach it.

    we had to cut it off with a hacksaw and put the ground wire onto one of the screws holding the first transformer on.

    so, it’s beautiful, and i hope it doesn’t explode or electrocute us or anything! ok!

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