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I run into this LEDBERG string light at the store the other day and bought two without knowing exactly what to do with them, but I already use one set to get some ambiance light behind my tv, and later I used the other one for a cool looking LED desk lamp. So here it is.
 
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Step 1: Materials and tools

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I recycle a lot of discarded materials, I had an old base for a desk lamp laying around waiting to be reuse, this was an excellent chance to put it to a good use.
I use a leg from a cheap aluminum tripod, (a "C" channel aluminum profile will do the work too)
Of course the only expense, the LEDBERG from Ikea for $12.00.
Double Side tape
Small saw or dremel tool (to cut the channel)
Drill and bits
Screws and nuts.

Step 2: Assembly

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The assembly took me less than an hour, I have to say that the old base help a lot, this was a pretty straight forward project.
It was just a matter of putting together the strip into the aluminum channel.

the nice thing of the Ledberg is that the on/off switch is on the cord close to the light assembly so there is no electrical work involved.

The lamp have 3 strips of led's that can be connected together to the power strip. I use only two of them.
the measure of each of the individual strips is around 10" plus the connection to the power a couple of inches more.
I've cut the Aluminum channel 22" long to fit the 2 strip set up. the thickness of the strip is around 3/8" which fit neatly into the channel.
I set it into the channel with a few pieces of double side tape.

I drill a couple of holes at the bottom of the channel to connect it to the base, as well some cutting to allow the lamp to go up and down.


myrrh0094 months ago

Nice looking lamp! Could you tell me what the width of the LEDBERG LED's are? I am planning on making the same thing but with common 3/8" width aluminum channel from the hardware store. I didn't want to order that LEDBERG from ikea and find out it won't fit in the 3/8" width channel... Thanks!