Multi-Color Dudero Lamp IKEA Hack

And, we’re back. It’s been some time but we’ve had an IKEA hack on the back-burner that we’ve been dying to share.

We want to show you the love child of Ikea’s Multi-Color Dioder:

and the Dudero Floor lamp:

The whole inspiration for this hack was due to the fact that the puppy killed our lamp by gnawing on the wire. We decided to bring our dead lamp back to life and fix the wiring up.

We also wanted to keep the office from being too boring (hence why we installed the Termosfar track lights)

First we made sure to remove the regular light bulbs that were in the Dudero. Once we removed the lightbulbs, we took the Dioders and used electrical tape to wrap it up 360 degrees around the inside pole.

Then we used that wire and switch and got rid of the chewed up original wire. Now we have a party. :)

With this setup, you can either have it stay on one color (and flip through them) or just let it go all out and rotate through the colors. You’ll feel like you’re living in a disco… I haven’t established it as a bad thing. :)

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TERMOSFAR Series Track Light Installation


We’ve been working on tackling the office and getting some nice things installed. The office is probably the second most used room in the condo so it’s super important that it’s comfortable. We picked up a set of TERMOSFAR low-voltage lights and manually installed them. This was tricky because we actually had to wire the electric in for this- there are also 2 hidden hacks here, which I’ll get to.

Here’s hack #1… when we installed them, we actually used these hooks from IKEA that didn’t originally come with them. Since we have an angled drop down wall over our desks, it allowed us to pull them tight to fit the angular direction.

Once we hung the hooks we started arranging the lights that come along the wire. There were 5 to spread out down the wall.


THEN we hooked it up to the little disco ball looking thing to transmit the electricity (sorry, the name is seriously failing me right now and the IKEA page doesn’t call it anything in particular either).

Once this was all hooked up we plugged it into wall and it was all set to go. It gives the office this really ambient and relaxing feeling which I LOVE. We installed them rather close to the walls so we got the nice drop shadows that remind me of water reflections or curtains slowly tumbling down the wall. ZEN.

Oh yeah. What was hack #2 you say?

Well originally, the lights would have to be wired right into the wall, without any external way to control them from right by the desk. We decided to install a switch, which we took from one of the IKEA Dudero floor lamps we have (that we really don’t use… and it’s pretty anyway so it can be there without acting like a lamp).

Interested in seeing some more pics? Here are some other full size ones so you can really feel the atmosphere.

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