Ceiling lamp

Published on October 25th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


A fruitful bit of hacking for a lamp


Materials: Angenäm fruit bowl + Hemma light cord

Description: After fruitlessly shopping for expensive design lamps, I decided to go for a more beautiful $30 option. Drill a 5cm diameter hole in the bottom of the aluminum Angenäm fruit bowl. Insert the black version of the $3 Hemma light cord and add the lightbulb of your preference. The resulting is light enough to hang from sheetwall, but still boasts a full metal matte look, with an inside that resembles hammered copper. I have 3 hanging over the dining table; their golden inside create instant atmosphere, focus the light and give faces around the table a nice complexion. They’re also great conversation subjects.

~ Maarten in Belgium, Ghent, Belgium

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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".

8 Responses to A fruitful bit of hacking for a lamp

  1. azerty says:


    If you ask such a question, I think you need to think.

  2. renee says:

    hi. i just made a pendent light using a globe and the hemma light cord. what i didnt realize is that the hemma doesnt have an off/on switch and in order to shut off the light i need to unplug it from the wall. any suggestions on what do . this seems like a ridiculous design. thanks renee,

  3. Hokum says:

    what do you use to drill the hole?

    great idea, btw!

    • Maarten says:

      Hi, the link shows the drill type I used, it’s best to measure your fitiing and use that diameter for the Hemma light cord or the fitting of your choice. I was able to use a (European) standard drill and the fitting fit right in. Be sure to use a metal-adapted drill, not a wood drill and attach the Angenam fruit bowl while drilling, it takes some force to drill through the Angenam’s aluminum bottom.

  4. Ellie says:

    Beautiful and simple! I’m going to try this one myself :)

  5. remmie says:

    Looks classy indeed!

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