Published on August 19th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker


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. Yeah, that’s pretty rad!

  2. Anonymous says:

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

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love it!

  4. Hi Jules,

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

    We will be sure to share this on

  5. Dosiss says:

    That’s so cool!

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

  7. 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.

  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. 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.

  10. Jay Dokken says:

    Hi all-

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

  11. hobo says:

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

  12. 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!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Do not solder household currents.

  14. Anonymous says:

    This was a triumph!

  15. Maru Stephens says:

    Go Jay! :)

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