I need a lamp...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Me1000, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    So I have my new desk,
    Macbook hooked to my surround sound, brand new wireless keyboard and mouse.
    But im missing a couple things,

    1. a 23" Apple Cinema Display (Maybe when apple drops the price at MacWorld *cough*cough*)
    2. A lamp,

    I want something that can light just my desk (not the whole room) when I turn the lights out at night, and it has to blend well with my desk.

    Something small that would set on the desk, and I can move it around easily so that it will light other areas of the desk.

    I would like to keep the price pretty reasonable around $30 maybe.

    Here is a picture of my setup,
    sorry for the poor quality,
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    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Ikea has a half billion lamps under 30 bucks - check em out.
     
  3. 119576 Guest

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    Any generic aluminium desk lamp would be fine with that setup. I'm sure you can find one at Staples or some other office store.

    IKEA also have nice desk lamps.
     
  4. Prof. macrumors 601

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    I found this post funny... I don't know why, I just did.
     
  5. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    I have a whole bunch of IKEA lamps in my apartment. They are cheap but they look nice and they work!
     
  6. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I just went to the ikea website - and they're having some big sale it appears. I'd totally go tonight - but we're getting a (#*$in snow storm. (Stoughton, MA is a haul in the snow I've found)

    So I'm goin on the 1st in the AM, while everyone else is hung over. :)

    Starting the year anew with a nice Desk and some Lights. Maybe even a chair, too.
    :cool:
     
  7. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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  8. fotografica macrumors 68040

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    That's a long ride from NH..But worth the ride..IKEA's a fun store to go to. Great way to start the new year..
     
  9. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Lights of America brand desk lamp, Model #1127 series


    I got one three months ago and it is the one of the best thing I have ever bought.
     
  10. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  11. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I've been there before - well over a year after it opened down there - and it wasn't a "shopping day" - wasn't' even a weekend. And they had TRAFFIC directors on the public streets trying to guide traffic in and out. I could not believe how many people were there.

    And yes, fun store, and hours of fun assembling your furniture when you get home. ;)

    OK, so that part isn't as fun, but at least it's something different. If only I had a bending unit.
     
  12. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in love with this guy's lamps, so to speak. :eek:

    Picture here
     
  13. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Sans touch function - you can get an identical lamp at Ikea for 13 bones. (actually 2 of them)

    I have two, so I know. :p

    And NO, I don't work for pikeia, and I'm not whoring them out.

    I'd like them a lot more, if they offered a "real line" - because some of their designs with furniture are incredible - just built kinda shabby. So they should offer the same look, with the base line, and then a good quality line that is nearly identical.

    Edit: Oops, slightly wrong price.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00095588
     
  14. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How much light do they give out?
    Will it light a whole room? or just a small area?
     
  15. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    Looks to me it will light up the whole area, you need something with the design like i showed you
     
  16. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Greatly depends on your bulbs. They will handle more than what ikea says. I think that is just a legal / broad safety thing.

    I have the larger ones with a 27W compact fluorescent lamp, and it lights my whole room up a REALLY nice pure white. (NOT blue or yellow). 4100K color temp.

    The smaller one, has a 3W CFL (YES, 3W) - and it is perfect ambient - that one is on my desk just to the back of my imac. Not overpowering for movies / night viewing - and looks nice, IMO.

    I can snap pics if you want - in the middle of re-arranging my room, so you will have to excuse the mess.
     
  17. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's ok, I think i get what your saying. It seems to be a bit more lighting that what i am looking for.

    Im going out tomorrow to look for one, I think I have an idea of what I want now.

    Thanks,
     
  18. bwiissofly macrumors 6502

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    Ditto.

    I just acquired one and it's pretty awesome to have the lights off with it.

    Yes, I am 19 and yes this is my first lava lamp...but I have ALWAYS wanted one.
    :D
     
  19. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    First lava lamp I saw in person - was also with the first time I got *lucky*.

    Grr baby, Very GRR! :D

    So they hold a special place in my........ , heart.
     
  20. Prof. macrumors 601

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    "Grr baby, Very GRR" :D

    Austin Powers
     
  21. yg17 macrumors G5

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    St. Louis needs an Ikea. I refuse to drive 5 hours to the nearest one which is in Chicago

    [/rant]
     
  22. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Mine isn't 5 hours, closer to 2 - but this GREATLY depends on traffic.

    My only beef is that they don't offer nearly as much online, as they do in-store.

    Know anybody in that general area that could pick something up and ship it to you?
     
  23. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'd drive 2 hours 5 is just too much though. I do plan on redoing my room sometime next year, and I may consider renting an SUV and making the pilgrimage up to Chicago to pick up some furniture. But it certainly wouldn't be something I'd do often, whereas I might go there often if one was closer.

    I don't know anyone near an Ikea, and besides, for things like furniture, I like looking at it before I buy it.
     

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