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Lampshades can't be this expensive, can they?

Hola mefi!, The ladybro and I signed a lease on the apartment of our dreams. Then we went back at night to get the keys and... Oh no. The lighting is, shall we say, juvenile penitentiary chic. Thankfully, it seems fixable with some LED bulbs and some new shades for the flush mounts. So, I hop online and lamp shades are apparently the hot new investment commodity because the market is on fire- I can barely find something below $100. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 17, 2017 - 18 answers

Floor standing adjustable spotlight lamps with multiple heads

I'm looking for a simple solution for lighting up a few pieces of artwork in my home office. In the long run I plan to install ceiling-mounted lighting for this, but until that's done, I'd like to find a reasonable solution. What I'm thinking of is a floor standing lamp with multiple adjustable spotlight heads. Something like this but with 2 or 3 heads instead of 1. Unfortunately I have been unable to find anything along those lines. [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Mar 21, 2015 - 4 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

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

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

Identify this hanging pendant lamp!

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

Antiques Roadshow, perhaps?

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

Identify My Lamp!

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

Rewiring a warehouse lamp

How to rewire a warehouse lamp? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Aug 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me find my clothing

Help me find a lamp that will allow me to see my clothing. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Apr 14, 2010 - 15 answers

What shade should I put on this lamp?

I just found this funky diamond shaped lamp and am not sure what it is, or what kind of lampshade would look right on it. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jun 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Enlighten my patio.

Does this lamp exist? I need a motion-activated flood/security light for the fenced patio right outside my bedroom, but I also want it to stay dimly lit during the remainder of the night and turn itself off in the morning. It needs to be weatherproof, and ugly is okay.
posted by halogen on Mar 11, 2009 - 3 answers

How many MeFites does it take to find a clamp for this vintage architect's lamp?

Vintage lamp clamps? I have this red vintage desk lamp, similar in style to an architect's lamp (like this newer version). It has a thin cylinder at the bottom, presumably to fit into one of those C clamps. Where do I find the right clamp to attach this lamp to a desk or table? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 13, 2008 - 7 answers

I have modern furniture. Now what?

Help me find some modern accessories to go with my modern furniture. [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Oct 20, 2008 - 13 answers

How can I light up my apartment?

How can I light up my apartment? [more inside]
posted by jennyesq on Sep 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Can a one-way CFL bulb be used in a three-way socket?

Can I use a one-way CFL bulb in a three-way socket? [more inside]
posted by binary on Jun 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Devil Wears Prada Lamps - show me the light

Lighting fetishists help me! Looking for the desk lamp from "The Devil Wears Prada" [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Apr 8, 2008 - 5 answers

The lightbulb in my head won't light up... because of my other lightbulb.

College student looking for a really good studying/reading lamp. Preferably of the nice, bright "white" light variety rather than the eye-straining, weak "yellow" light. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Apr 3, 2007 - 17 answers

Give my baby some light!

Sources for baby-ish lighting? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Jun 10, 2006 - 6 answers

Red goes to ground, right Sparky?

How to: multiple fluorescent light fixtures on one circuit [more inside]
posted by plinth on Apr 17, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me see the light!

Recommendations for a standing reading light please... [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Apr 3, 2006 - 2 answers

Illuminate me

Where can I find a lamp like the ones on the West Wing sets? [more inside]
posted by shinnin on Jul 30, 2005 - 4 answers

Fluorescent light problem:

Fluorescent light problem:

I have a fluorescent light fixture in my bathroom using two, different-sized, doughnut-shaped bulbs. Lately it's been taking a long time to turn on (15-30 minutes) after I throw the switch in the morning. If the fixture has been running for a while, this warm-up time seems to go down. Does this sound like a ballast problem (and thus my landlord's problem), or a light-bulb problem (mine)? I'm leaning to ballast because the lights look fine once they start, but I haven't been able to find the same symptoms on the half dozen fluorescent lighting websites I've looked at so far.
posted by cardboard on Jul 16, 2004 - 5 answers

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