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January 28, 2012

My wonderful new task lamp


It's from IKEA via Amazon and cost me $20.59 (black is $19.95).


For the first time in history, going back decades into the previous century, I was able to assemble an IKEA product without 1) Hurting myself or 2) Becoming frustrated because I couldn't figure out the directions.

You might point out that assembly isn't exactly rocket surgery: it requires screwing two Phillips screws into predrilled holes and slapping on a rubber base.

But why be negative?

Rejoice in my success along with me.

Bonus: The lamp actually looks quite good and works perfectly.

It's slim, adjustable, has an on/off switch about a foot from the base on the cord, uses LEDs, stands 24 inches high fully extended, has a heavy base five inches in diameter and a 79-inch-long cord.

Nice touch: the cord is a super-slim wire that plugs into a piece with the plug.

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Bought it. Thanks.

Posted by: Kay | Jan 28, 2012 1:45:56 PM

Sorry, correction: http://www.ikea.com/pl/pl/catalog/products/60213782
The price in Poland is 39.99PLN, equals 12.50USD

Posted by: Benski | Jan 28, 2012 9:26:38 AM

Funny enough,
These are 29,99PLN (about 7USD) at Ikea over here, I have five of them!
I wonder how much the Chinese guy gets in reality (I mean the one that solders, assembles and packs such stuff)

Posted by: Benski | Jan 28, 2012 9:22:41 AM

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