Hemma Bed+Lights+3-755851

Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Bedtime Reading Lights

Materials: Hemma and Jansjo Lights

Description: The mattress is really thick so light from regular table lamps does not work. I broke the desk and standing lamps down to their bare components and rebuilt them in this configuration.

I had to extend the low voltage wires through the poles and mounted the switches on the headboard. I also bent the poles a little using a home made jig. Overall, a relatively easy afternoon project that functions effectively.

~ Robert Fontaine

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

2 Responses to Bedtime Reading Lights

  1. Doodle Bean says:

    I’ve read that first sentence over and over again because it’s just such a masterpiece of mystery.

    I suspect you meant to write that because your mattress is thick, your bed is very high. So, ordinary table lights aren’t high enough to shed light on your reading material from above. Let me know if I’m right because I hate an unresolved mystery!

    Also, nice hack! I like how the lamps are modern, but go well with the classical styling of the metal bed frame.

    • Robert Fontaine says:

      You are correct. The top of the mattress is about three feet from the floor. I guess I could have raised the night stands but this was more fun.

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