Make An Ultra-Minimalist Table Lamp

Make An Ultra-Minimalist Table Lamp

If you’re looking for an ultra-minimalist table lamp that requires no more effort than just screwing the bulb in, this ingenious little lamp is for you.

Sean Regan crafted quite a creative lamp from minimal parts. The entire lamp is a Bunsen burner stand, a decorator globe light bulb, and a socket extension cord. The total cost for the lamp was around $US20, and assembly is as simple as screwing the lightbulb into the socket and resting it on the burner stand.

Is the mad scientist look not your thing? Check out some of our previous DIY lamp projects like the traffic cone lamp, the origami lamp, and the CD stack lamp for more interesting lamp designs.

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  • I would have thought that where the metal meets the glass bulb (also heated up) would cause over time etching and then shatter. Not Good in my opinion.

  • Shouldn’t we be doing these with Fluro lights instead of Incandescent lights? This article might have been a good 20 years ago but nowadays we are all thinking of energy efficient ideas. Not a good idea.

  • i think the point is to use a decorator globe, one that has a normal sphere on the outside that is frosted, but has the CFL tubing on the inside. No one would want to be looking at a bare incandescent bulb on their side table as its particularly harsh to the eyes.

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