Published on August 19th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Tertial Chandelier

Materials: Tertial Work Light

- Weld Armature.
- Spray paint shades.
- Mount armature to ceiling.
- Attach work lights.
- Solder wires together.
- Enjoy!

~ Jay Dokken,, Seattle, Washington, USA

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15 Responses to Tertial Chandelier

  1. Maru Stephens says:

    Go Jay! :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    This was a triumph!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do not solder household currents.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I really like it, 200 watts isn’t much and you could wire it so there were switches to enable a few, some, lots, or all the lamps on at once. Nice one Jay!

  5. hobo says:

    This is kinda creepy…it reminds me of GLaDOS from Portal lol.

  6. Jay Dokken says:

    Hi all-

    The chandelier uses mini CFL bulbs that pull 5 watts each, 40 lamps in all = 200 watts.

  7. Just Silvia D says:

    If you look at the photos or actually read the post you will notice that this is a hack for an art gallery, maybe they need that amount of light.

  8. anonymous: it was for me your answer, i think. i don’t mind green movements, or anything like this, i think only about being reasonable, sensible, how to explain. in a room you usually don’t need so much watts.
    and yes, with such a global crisis, it’s an unreasonable way to waste money.
    by it’s only my opinion, you don’t need to feel offended or hurt.

  9. Anonymous says:

    @dosiss: I counted 30 bulbs. Which means at 60 watts per bulb, we’re talking 1800 watts. What a terrific way to waste money!

    BTW, eco-friendliness, green movement and global warming (more like global warming scare tactics) are all overrated! The bottom line should be about money out of pocket.

  10. mmm i don’t like it very much, i mean: how much energy will you use? is it eco-friendly?

  11. Dosiss says:

    That’s so cool!

  12. Hi Jules,

    This is very unique! I’ve never seen anything like it. Nice job!

    We will be sure to share this on

  13. Anonymous says:

    Love it!

  14. Anonymous says:

    That might overload the circuitry. Keep a fire extinguisher about.

  15. Yeah, that’s pretty rad!

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