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ideas for mounting a lightshade over my DJ / computer workspace from the desk? Answered

I need a little more light to help my live video feeds to be clearer to the viewer.
A small desk light is too focused on an area for what I want, and there is not the right floorstanding lamp for the purpose.

so I have decided to go the custom route...

I am not looking to add anything to the light circuit in the room, from the cieling rose, or the mains sockets, as tthese already have enough plugged in.

I have got an led bulb - http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Unidirectional-LED-Capsule-Bulb/Pr364131000
This works fine from the external molex connector on the external back face of my computers PSU.

The shade I'm going to use is this: http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/lighting/indoor-lighting/light_shades/-specificproducttype-black___white_shades/-colourderived%3Eblack/Tezz-Metal-Pendant-Shade-9956483

the problem I have is I want it to be positioned above the desk where my equipment is. I cannot fix into eiter the wall or ceiling, due to them not supporting anything of any weight, therefore it must be fixed to the desk.

I have my laptop and monitor on clamp-on arms - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vertical-Monitor-Clamp-Cable-Mountain/dp/B001B7DT5E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358138450&sr=8-2
which it could be fixed to.

I am also open to other ideas as well

This is where I need some ideas and input on what I could use to get it in the right place.
What could I use and how?


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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

8 years ago

Try something like my scanner photocopier light.


I collect the components they are small and come in one light or two.

Some of them have the input voltage printed on like the brown circuit 24 v.

Do not go by the 94 v almost all of the circuits have that on them that is the output voltage.

These will run on 18 to 36 volts.



8 years ago

You can attach the light to a shelf or extending your monitor post with spring clamps, duct tape, another old architect lamp mechanism, broomstick, 2x4 lumber, flexible conduit or pipe...either you cannot put holes into your walls because of your lease or you never heard of wall anchors and screw eyes to hang the lamp. Good luck.