[2009-06-06] 3Z lamp

This is a minimalist table lamp assembled from three ready-made components: 1) a burner tripod lab stand from The Science Company, 2) a GE 40W 5" decorator globe incandescent light bulb, and 3) an ACE hardware 30312 socket extension cord. It works and looks great, and the total cost is about $20 US. The 5" decorator light bulbs are also available as compact fluorescents (CFLs), rather than incandescents, which doubles the unit price but probably saves money in the long term due to the radically increased lifetime and efficiency of CFL bulbs.

last modified 2009-06-06