Published on May 24th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Tension Rod Hanging Lamp

Materials: Tension Rod, Ikea Hemma Lamp, Zip Ties, Light Bulb

1. Using zip ties, secure the wire from the Hemma Lamp to the Tension Rod.

2. Hang the tension rod in the desired area and zip tie to cord to the wall post or to brackets.

3. Plug in and…let there be light!

~ Brianne, Great Neck, NY

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4 Responses to Tension Rod Hanging Lamp

  1. Melissa says:

    how do you keep it from slipping down the wall? does it provide an adequate amount of light?

  2. awesome idea that beats the usual dangling cord for hanging lamps. also this would solve the problem of light in closets. thanks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    If you wanted to get rid of the zipties, you could drill a hole in the tension rod and run the lamp chord through it. Great effort!

  4. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Wow, I guess you could only do but so much with what you’ve got there, so I’ll give you points for figuring it out to make it work. It’s not so bad really, and it does give you the light you needed there. Once you’re in your own place, your creative thinking will certainly come in handy!

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