Why does this awesome lamp chord cost so much?
June 12, 2011 9:50 PM   Subscribe

I would love to buy some lamp chord that looks like this chord on etsy and not have to pay a ridiculously exorbitant price. Does it exist? My google-fu can't find it.
posted by allthewhile to Shopping (11 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh. I can't spell. *Cord.
posted by allthewhile at 9:56 PM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not to be snarky, but perhaps your google-fu is failing due to your spelling? Lamps have cords. Guitars have chords.
posted by gnutron at 9:57 PM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Does this fit the bill?

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/boston/lighting/frinab-textile-lamp-cords-from-sweden-077568
posted by Calzephyr at 9:58 PM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


gnutron: google auto corrects for my idiocy.
posted by allthewhile at 10:00 PM on June 12, 2011


That swedish website is not working. frinlab

AHHH!
posted by allthewhile at 10:04 PM on June 12, 2011


found it. thanks people. the internet wins again.
posted by allthewhile at 10:09 PM on June 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hmm, if I go to the domain, that seems to work - http://www.frinab.eu/

They call the cable the Nud Collection - http://www.nudcollection.com/collection/
posted by Calzephyr at 10:10 PM on June 12, 2011


I like what sundialwire.com has on offer. Though have never been able to buy their stuff. International sales are hard apparently.
posted by Packed Lunch at 10:20 PM on June 12, 2011


Not to be snarky, but perhaps your google-fu is failing due to your spelling? Lamps have cords. Guitars have chords.

[Electric] guitars have cords too, and that might be a way to search for what you want. Try searching for PA amplifier to speaker interconnects, which are just fancy lamp cords. I wouldn't be surprised at all if there was a vendor out there selling this exact thing.

(Although it will have the wrong connectors on it, if you wanted something with a preinstalled plug on it, this won't work. But if you were going to install your own plug, it will.)
posted by gjc at 6:25 AM on June 13, 2011


Please don't use guitar cords for this - they're designed for about 1 volt, instead of the 120-240 volts of a lamp. It might work, or it might catch on fire.
posted by moonmilk at 6:29 AM on June 13, 2011


Amplifier to speaker connections are not designed to carry household AC, but can carry a lot more than 1V. They're often a heavier gauge than domestic wiring. However, again, I'd *really* caution you against trying it.

Guitar to amplifier cords, however, will indeed catch fire and burn your house down if you try to put 120V through them. Don't do that.
posted by schmod at 7:27 AM on June 13, 2011


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