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Grownup Tinkertoys

I'm toying with the idea of DIYing a version of this ceiling lamp. Can anyone tell me the technical name for the pivoting/rotating/swiveling T joints, as Googling combinations of that phrase is not giving me similar connectors? [more inside]
posted by romakimmy on Aug 25, 2014 - 2 answers

Light powered by falling sand

How does (or how might) Danielle Trofe's falling-sand-powered lights work? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Aug 19, 2014 - 15 answers

Please help me figure out what type of bulb fits this lamp!

Someone left a nice heavy lamp in my building's laundry room. Probably because no one (including the local lightbulb store) can figure out what sort of bulbs these fixtures take. I'm lamp-poor at the moment and this would work great in my office. Please help me identify! There are no markings on the base of the lamp. Three images are here: http://imgur.com/a/fw3AX Thank you for saving this from the landfill! [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on May 7, 2014 - 21 answers

How do connect a neckless globe to this light socket?

DIY Light Fixture: I want to connect a neckless globe like this to a swag cord like this. [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Apr 4, 2014 - 2 answers

help me fix my three way… lamp.

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 - 10 answers

Is there such a thing as a lantern-style electric lamp?

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 or 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 - 9 answers

Help me change a light bulb in an old fixture

I need to change the light bulb in this older overhead light fixture (and others in the building like it). Problem is, I can't figure out how to get the glass down. [more inside]
posted by OHSnap on Nov 14, 2013 - 9 answers

Lady sewers! Wife wants a desk sewing lamp. Recommendations please

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 - 12 answers

What light fixture is this?

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 - 3 answers

Suggestions for a children's reading light with a timer?

Suggestions for a children's reading light with a timer? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Sep 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Tell me about this vintage lamp design

I've always been curious about this general kind of lamp style since I was a kid. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222 on Jun 12, 2013 - 10 answers

What do I call this lamp/light thing?

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 - 3 answers

Inexpensive desk lamp with adjustable brightness?

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 - 8 answers

Young Lamp Love

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 - 6 answers

I broke my friend's lamp...

I broke my friend's lamp and I am trying to find the closest possible replacement. [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jan 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Data Driven Clinical Care - Dynamic Graphing Website

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 - 4 answers

What should I use to dye the grout on my Turkish mosaic lamp?

What should I use to darken the white grout on my Turkish mosaic lamp? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Jan 2, 2013 - 3 answers

I want to customize my house without the elbow grease and project disasters.

Are there stores/services that will DIY for me? [more inside]
posted by semacd on Sep 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Goggle Sanitation on the Cheap

How do I build a UV sanitizing goggle cabinet? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Aug 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Can I convert these light fixtures from 220-240v to 110-120v?

Can I convert these light fixtures from 220-240v to 110-120v? [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on Jul 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Does anyone recognize this electrical connector?

Does anyone recognize this electrical connector? [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Jun 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Identify this hanging pendant lamp!

Please help me identify this hanging pendant lamp. [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview on May 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I find this light fixture?

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 - 9 answers

Reading lamp / floor lamp wanted

Please help me find a better reading lamp. [more inside]
posted by Forktine on Mar 4, 2012 - 4 answers

I'm in charge of software development practices and need some help.

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 - 12 answers

Fix my plastic lamp.

How do I repair (or replace) scratched plastic lamp panels? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Feb 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Where to buy a Luxo Jr?

I want to own the lamp Luxo Jr. was based on, where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by _frog on Jan 31, 2012 - 5 answers

How to increase friction in metal ball+plates joints?

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 - 16 answers

Help me find a cordless lamp

Help me find a hallway table lamp that requires no electricity [more inside]
posted by biscuits on Jan 2, 2012 - 9 answers

DIY lamp project

Do I have everything I need to safely put together this lamp without burning my apartment down? [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Dec 23, 2011 - 10 answers

What other strategies are there for seeing CPU bottlenecks in a large PHP application?

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 - 5 answers

Please help me choose a SAD lamp.

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 - 12 answers

sweet/funny pictures/sayings to see by my bed at night?

Pictures/Sayings that would be sweet/funny to see by the bed at night? [more inside]
posted by ThiefOfSweets on Nov 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Server security: creating separate silos for applications & hashing passwords help

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 - 13 answers

What kind of knob will thread on to this lamp control?

What kind of knob will thread on to this lamp control? [more inside]
posted by thebigdeadwaltz on Nov 2, 2011 - 1 answer

daughter breaks, mommy pays

Shopping help - Need to find replacement glass lamp shade [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Sep 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Light box (and other) recommendations for Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Looking for Seasonal Affective Disorder recommendations on light boxes etc.! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Sep 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Servicing an older projector?

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 - 7 answers

Save me from the horrors of overhead lighting!

How can I make my new living room light cozy and not overhead-style sterile? [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Jul 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Why does this awesome lamp chord cost so much?

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 - 11 answers

Antiques Roadshow, perhaps?

Help me identify and date this glass pendant lamp. [more inside]
posted by anotherkate on Apr 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Membership Management Systems?

Is there such a thing as an open-source, web-based Membership Management System? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Identify My Lamp!

What kind of lamp is this? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Mar 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Weighty lamp issue

Looking for a way to repair a floor lamp. The weight in the base broke and fell out. [more inside]
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake on Feb 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Where to Find This Bicycle Lamp?

Does anyone know where to buy this bicycle lamp? Maybe it is a custom job.
posted by rmmcclay on Feb 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Where to find an asian table lamp with real butterflies?

Where to find an asian table lamp with a paper shade with real butterflies embossed upon it? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Jan 31, 2011 - 2 answers

What is this strange vintage lamp?

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 - 5 answers

Identify this floor lamp?

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 - 1 answer

Ceiling Lamp Shines On You

Can you identify the ceiling lamp here, particularly who makes and sells/distributes it?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Help Me Find this Phila. Eagles Lamp

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 - 5 answers

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