This was my project from a few weeks ago. I needed a lamp for my desk because my IKEA lamp: 1 – broke down and 2 – it has low light output. Upon checking a few stores all of the lamps for sale were either one or a combination of the following: ugly, expensive, low light output so I decided to build this one. The base is cement (done with a particle board mold), the wood is (I think) european beech or oak and the LED strips (SMD5630) are neutral white. I like to think that this is somewhat Mid Century Modern. In a next project I'll fix the IKEA lamp so that it can be used as a bedside light. Or maybe in my workshop :p
I have been in the need of a new desklamp for sometime. I searched in a few stores but almost everything I saw either I did not like or it was too expensive for my own tastes. Again, from the necessity a new creation was born: using two pieces of wood, cement and LED strips, I built a lamp to my own taste. I was inspired by some videos on YouTube and the above picture is the final result. The base is made from cement (molded with a box made of particle board) and the LEDs are SMD 5630 strips, neutral white (I really like SMD 5630: they have a much higher efficiency than SMD5050). I could not be happier with the result!