This Ikea Solar Lamp, that I bought at Ikea, has a solar pack that charges batteries to power the 16 LEDs inside. This is very bright, but what if the batteries died and there is no sun because it is cloudy outside or for some other reason? Well now you can plug it in and it will run off the main supply! This is the first Ikea Solar Lamp hack to run off wall power.
IF YOU RUIN THE LAMP, IT IS NOT MY FAULT. THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL HOW-TO PROJECT FOR THE SAKE OF THE LAMP.
Step 1: Materials...
Ikea Solar Table Lamp ( I bought at Ikea)
5v Small Transformer (was a cell phone charger...)
22 Ω Resistor ( RED RED BLACK ) It is okay to use this resistor. It won't ruin anything.
Diode (found in common electronics! 1 amp diode will do!)
Drill (to make hole for wire to come out to transformer)