Good Questions: Hackable Alternative to the Arc Lamp?

Good Questions: Hackable Alternative to the Arc Lamp?

Janel Laban
Feb 3, 2009

Mary is looking for some ideas. She writes: Is there a better and more hackable alternative to the iconic arc lamp than this (shown above, Ikea Regolit)? I'm hoping for one which will allow me to change out the shade for a clean and simple drum shade to go over my dining table. I'd love to get the real deal, but I'm in a temporary space for now and I don't know if it would work for my soon to be built place.

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Do think this is a good start for a hacked version of the Arc lamp with a drum shade? Let Mary know your suggestions and ideas for how to DIY in the comments...thanks!

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