10 Amazing IKEA Desk Lamp and Task Light Hacks

The task lamp. You know the one. With the bent arm and metal bowl shade. Classic? Yes. Uninspired? Well, it can be that, too. Except for these 10 creative tech and lighting DIY projects that elevate the bent-arm desk lamp into a thing of beauty and unrivaled function.

Each of these DIY projects uses one of three inexpensive lamps from IKEA's stock:
Tertial Work Lamp, $8.99
Forsa Work Lamp, $29.99
Antiphoni Work Lamp, $29.99

...so there's no reason you couldn't try one of these at home. If you need a little extra functionality on your desktop, or just an eye-catching and unique light fixture, try one of these projects on for size. Click the links below to see more of each project and get some DIY help.

TOP ROW:
Red Tertial Chandellier from Ikea Hackers
Tertial Lamp Chandellier from Ikea Hackers
Forsa Work Lamp Desktop Microphone Boom from Ikea Hackers
Tertial Work Lamp Webcam Jig from The New Hobbyist
Dear-Ingo Inspired Tertial Chandellier from Ikea Hackers

BOTTOM ROW:
Flexible Computer Speaker Tertial Mounts from Ikea Hackers
Three-Armed Tertial Chandellier from Apartment Therapy
Suction Cup Tertial iPhone Camera Mount from Make Projects
Flexible Arm Desktop iPhone Dock from Ikea Hackers
Antiphoni Lamp Microphone Stand from Ikea Hackers

(Images: As linked above)

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