So the pair of bedside lamps throw out fantastic mood light. But what happens when you want to read in bed? Light from wall lamps are often diffused and not directed onto a page. Now, what if we can combine a pretty wall lamp and a spot reading lamp in one? That’s just what Peter did. Merging the best of the ALANG wall light with the Jansjö LED spot light.
IKEA items used: Jansjö LED + ALÄNG wall light
I saw this kind of light in a hotel room once and really wanted one.
The ones selling online and in stores were really pricey, so I went down to IKEA and found the parts I needed.
I drilled and threaded a hole into the base of the wall lamp.
Drilled another hole for a small switch for the spot/reading lamp.
Result is exactly what I wanted, and works brilliant for both a cosy bedroom light, and a discrete reading lamp.
No electrical modifications were done to the high voltage parts (!)
Only the low voltage spot light electrical was modified.
~ by Peter Huggare, Norway
Other bedside reading lamps to inspire you
Make a pair of minimalist bedside reading lamps, using LACK shelves and NYMÅNE ceiling lights. The shelf also serves as a ledge for your bedside essentials. Read more.
Integrate the Jansjö clamp spotlights into your headboard. See how.
Bedside scissor lamps can be pricey; the average price being around $160. Here’s a tutorial for a pair that won’t cost an arm and a leg. The best part about this hack is you’ll be able to reuse the existing hardware that came with the RANARP lamp and FRÄCK mirror. See complete tutorial.
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