Monday, April 10, 2006

Lamp surgery

Some time ago, I bought a floor lamp for my bedroom. My nightstand is very small, and the alarm clock and phone don't leave room for much else.

So, floor lamp.

Problem. The whole point of a bedside lamp is to not have to get up to turn it off. The floor lamp is tall. I can't reach the switch while lying in bed. Kind of defeats the purpose.

Solution. Today, I remembered to bring my tools home from work. It took me about five minutes to cut off about two and a half feet and reconnect the wires. I now have a very short floor lamp. It looks pretty weird, and I can't have it on if I'm standing (I can see down into it; it's like a bare lightbulb), but now I can reach the switch while in bed.

Later,

5 people have spouted off:

phil said...

what about wiring a switch halfway down the post?

tom said...

Maybe you could put a cover over the thing so you can have it on when you're standing up.

John said...
Phil - That actually would have been harder.

Tom - Yeah, I thought of that, I just haven't done it yet.
4/12/06, 4:55 PM
phil said...

Harder? Has that ever stopped any of us from doing anything - oh wait, yeah. It has.

But it wouldn't be that hard.

Braddock said...

I think the simplest solution would be to get the Clapper!!
Clap ON (clap clap) Clap OFF (clap clap) Clap ON Clap OFF.. The Clapper (clap clap)