No More Table Lamp!?




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Everybody who owns a table lamp will sure feel that sometime the lamp gets in a way because its add crowdness to your work place.


This instructable will show you how to remove your table lamp and replace with a LED strip light at your work table.

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Step 1: What You'll Need

Parts :

  1. LED strip light (plug N play)
  2. A work table with an overhead cabinet

Completion Time : 20 minutes

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Step 2: Before the Change

Here is my work table with the table lamp is on. I will change that in a moment.

Step 3: The Strip

Firstly, I unpack the LED strips.

In this 'ible, I'll just use two strips, few connectors, a jumper cable and an adapter.

Step 4: The Assembly

I join the strip with the connector so that its can connect to another strip (make sure the positive terminal is joined with the same positive terminal indicates on the each strip's end).

Step 5: The Jumper

A jumper cable can also be used to connect to another strip.

The triangle emboss on the jumper indicates the positive terminal.

Step 6: The Adapter

The adapter has the same head as the jumper, so the setup is the same as before.

Step 7: The Layout

I finished the setup of the strips and then installed its under the overhead cabinet.

Step 8: The Lighting

I switch on the light and confidently remove the table lamp out of sight.

My work table looks nice!

The light illuminate beautifully.

Step 9: The Comparison

Here the images before and after the installation of the LED strip light.


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    7 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Great idea! Good lighting is vital to your home or office workspace! Ideas: this would be great under all your kitchen cabinets (you will see a big difference & enjoy your kitchen more except those darn dirty dishes haha) and your child's lower bunk bed can use some good lighting for reading (20 minutes a day!) or just to play. Thank you for sharing this bright idea! ?

    2 replies

    Reply 2 years ago

    I've just make an 'ible about lighting the kitchen.
    Care free to look into it.

    Here's the link:



    Reply 2 years ago

    I'll post an 'ible of lighting kitchen cabinet soon. I'll post a link to it later.

    Thanks for commenting.


    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for commenting.
    I'll make the correction as soon as possible. Thanks again :-)