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Published on October 28th, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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IKEA Kajuta – remove the lamp cables





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Materials: IKEA Kajuta & Wirefreelight

Description: Lamp cables always disturb the overall look.
It gets much improved if the cables could be removed in some way.

IKEA Kajuta is simple to modify:
A) Snap out the lamp holder and cable.
B) Place the Kajuta over a wireless LED light.

The wireless LED lights get the power from a wall adaptor going to a “magic” power plate hidden under the table with adhesive putty. One plate shall be placed under each lamp. The lamps have no batteries. They get all their power from the “magic” plates under them.

It took me just some minutes to stick up the plates under the table, plug in them to a box and Ta-da, turn on the lamps, now free of visible cables!

The light is not as strong as with a high power light bulb, but is perfect for a good looking mood light.

I bought them at AC Gears.

~ Mike

Light Bar Design
Table from the fifties
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Jules IKEAHacker

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8 Responses to IKEA Kajuta – remove the lamp cables

  1. Fernando says:

    So buy $300 worth of wireless lights to avoid drilling holes into a $40 table?

  2. John Gettler says:

    That’s a no brainer.

  3. John Gettler says:

    Just $300 for that? That’s a no brainer.

  4. Spad says:

    Awesome! A hundred fifty dollar upgrade ($300 for two) to a twenty dollar lamp.
    Priceless!

  5. David says:

    Actually, according to the AC Gears website the price is $150 for a pair of lights with underside power pads. Still, it’s pretty expensive for what is essentially two pairs of coils, but the result is quite neat. Now, where’s my multimeter…

  6. Ruth Abbott says:

    Awesome lights! If he bought the wireless lights just for this hack thats a bit weird but my guess is he had the lights already (or wanted them before) and these are lightshades which happen to fit really well.

  7. Syl says:

    I think it looks fab! Yes, the wireless light kit is expensive, but so what? Ikea hacks aren’t just about saving money but about taking something mainstream and making it suit your needs perfectly.

    I think the Kajuta light is a neat design, and if you ever get tired of them you can just change them out for something new. Whatever you put on top looks high end design simply from the lack of the power cord.

  8. Roger says:

    Another good solution would be to adapt the lampshades to those battery powered LED “puck” style lights. Those are truly portable and do put out some decent light.

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