Published on October 11th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Light up your stairs

Materials: IKEA OLEBY led, double-sided tape, magnet

Description: Oleby LED has a magnet on the rear but in my case I needed magnet on top.

Cut a strip of double-sided tape as wide as the upper part.

Use whiteboard magnets which are at least 2mm to ensure weight tightness, and stick on the double sided tape.

In this way we can change position or change batteries without obstacles or damage the structure of the stairs.

~ lorenzo, italy

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7 Responses to Light up your stairs

  1. Cristina says:

    L’idea è ottima, Lorenzo, ma per Oleby io trovo un divano!
    Evidentemente si tratta di altro. Forse illuminazione per l’interno degli armadi?

    • Anonymous says:

      Ciao Cristina
      sul catalogo online non sono presenti ma all’ikea di Milano sono esposte come novita per illuminazione armadi e cassetti


  2. mart says:

    It’s a free range article, not all stores sold it. Discontinued in august, some stores may still have some stock though.

  3. mh says:

    Great solution. Have never seen those LEDs. And can’t find it on any of the ikea websites (Only source i find them online is ebay). Do you know if it’s a brand new product that’s not spread yet of if it’s discontinued?

  4. Dave says:

    looks like he used these but they dont seem to be available.

  5. Francesco says:

    That’s a proper hack, man! Congrats!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to know more about how this was made. YOu used these: ???

    How did you power the lights?

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