we have a three way floor lamp (you know, the one that goes low, medium, high as far as light intensity, and requires the special bulb) in our bedroom. recently, the switch seems to have gone wonky, and only offers low, and, if we twist the knob only a certain amount, high. while we've learned the trick to make it work, and it's not like it's hard, i'm starting to get pretty annoyed with the fact that this isn't working anymore. it was not a crazy expensive lamp, but it also was not cheap, and i like that lamp, and i don't want a different one.
i assume the problem is in the socket itself. can someone who hasn't tinkered with electronics since she was a teenager (and that was mostly to take stuff apart to see how it worked) but worked as a mac tech as an adult change out the socket pretty easily, or is this something i need to leave to the professionals?
posted by koroshiya
on Feb 19, 2014 -
I have a very tall cabinet in the corner of my living room. I'd love to put lighting on the top of the cabinet, and I like the idea of having a few lanterns like this
up there. But, it's too tall to be messing with candles in there, and I'd want to use this regularly- it would be a lot better if I could have something that plugged in.
I have exhausted all my Google skills on this one, but it seems improbably that it really doesn't exist! Can anyone tell me, have you ever seen or heard of one of these, or alternate search terms I could try? Or, do you have any similar ideas for lighting up the dark corner that wouldn't look weird perched on top of a cabinet?
posted by coupdefoudre
on Jan 2, 2014 -
My babe of a wife is hoping Santa brings her a desk sewing lamp with "natural light" or full spectrum lighting. Not a floor lamp and not something that clamps onto the table--but a lamp that sits on a table. Maybe something with a gooseneck or at least adjustable. She does a lot of machine sewing (especially on quilts). She has nothing in mind and asked me to do the research and find something. Santa is willing to spend maybe $50- $60 tops. Less expensive is good too. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
(P.S. I bet you read the title as "Lady sewers" as in toilets. Sorry. English is a weird language)
posted by luvmywife
on Nov 9, 2013 -
Some enthusiastic home dance party moves caused me to shatter one of the glass lampshades on this light fixture
. I'd like to replace the shade, but I have no idea what lamp's brand or model is. Do you? [more inside]
posted by esd
on Oct 6, 2013 -
This is a light with a picture of some sort of presumably Italian religious icon. When turned on, a colorful disc rotates behind it, creating a psychedelic effect through the clear radiating slits in the picture. I want to buy something like it to modify to display my own image, but what' it called? What do I search for to find more? Photos inside. [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Jun 8, 2013 -
I'm looking for a nice, inexpensive task lamp to put on my desk at work. It should have adjustable brightness (low/high is fine) so that I can have either a little or a lot of light, as required. Free-standing, not clamp-on. $30 or less would be ideal. Help? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Apr 9, 2013 -
Anyone know where I might be able to purchase lamps similar to the bedside lamps featured [see 4th picture down] in this reader redesign feature on Young House Love
a few years back? At the time, the owner said she found the lamps at HomeGoods. Of course, since we're now a few years past that, there's nothing like that at my local HomeGoods. Has anyone seen lamps like these online recently? I'd be willing to pay up to $200 for something similar in size and style. Thanks!
posted by somanyamys
on Mar 28, 2013 -
I would like advice on creating a dynamic graphing website to display clinical data on a intranet website to better aide clinicians. What my superiors are seeking is a "Data Mall." My programming/server-admin. experience is minimal, but my Linux-hobbyist mentality hates
the MS Access solution that is being built. [more inside]
posted by rosswald
on Jan 16, 2013 -
Can you identify this light fixture? Photo 1
, Photo 2
. Where can it be purchased? Asking for a friend based in the Boston area.
posted by ocherdraco
on Mar 18, 2012 -
My role at work is growing from being a plain programmer to being in charge of our development process. Sounds great, but we don't have a process so I need to come up with one. I need techniques and tools to improve our end product. [more inside]
posted by borkencode
on Feb 14, 2012 -
How do I repair (or replace) scratched plastic lamp panels? [more inside]
posted by zvs
on Feb 13, 2012 -
Chemists, Engineers, Tinkerers, and Adhesion experts of MeFi: Is there some sticky substance I can put in these metal ball+plates joints that will do the opposite of lubricating them -- increasing the friction between the surfaces? This is for a slightly nicer (chrome) version of this lamp
that I just got (new in box) at a flea market. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Jan 7, 2012 -
How can I track down the cause of periodic spikes in CPU usage caused by a plugin-bloated WordPress install on a LAMP server? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Dec 5, 2011 -
I think I'm prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder, and would like to try a light box this winter to avoid the blues. Which one should I buy? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl
on Nov 22, 2011 -
Can you help me understand how to approach a couple issues of server security. (1) I want to run things in 'silos', so that if someone from the web has hacked and has code level access to example.com/blog they can't query the db of example.com/app (2) If they do get access to a user database, how do I make it harder for them to figure out passwords (beyond just storing them as md5)? [more inside]
posted by the mad poster!
on Nov 16, 2011 -
Hello AskMeFi. Please help me replace the bulb in my aging projector (Infocus X1). The lamp is putting out very little light, so I'd like to replace it. Do I need a "lamp" or a "projector lamp assembly"? [more inside]
posted by aeighty
on Aug 2, 2011 -
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
on Jun 12, 2011 -
What is this cool and yet weird vintage lamp? I found it at an estate sale, and can't place exactly what it even is. White orb surrounded by a black wooden band. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile
on Jan 5, 2011 -
I just saw this floor lamp
at a local antique shop, and it looks very familiar. Is this a well-known design, or is it just that my grandparents had a version of it in there home somewhere? [more inside]
posted by cmyr
on Nov 10, 2010 -
Obscure Product Filter: I'm trying to locate a lamp from my childhood. It featured an nondescript Philadelphia Eagles player (kind of in this style
, but three-dimensional) wearing a green uniform. It had to be from the 80s or very early 90s. If possible, I'd like to find somewhere that I could buy it.
posted by moviehawk
on Sep 22, 2010 -