July 25, 2012
This IKEA Stockholm LED floor/reading lamp is $99.99. Says Rolston: "This is a beautifully shaped object and for $99 (or any price for that matter), it's a fantastic piece of design. I have this lamp in matte black in my dressing room where there's a bench that needs illumination. This would also be a great reading light. The problem is that this floor lamp comes with an LED bulb already in it, and that source casts a greenish light that I find unattractive. So I took the fixture to a neighborhood lamp repair shop and had them rewire it for a halogen MR16 bulb, which is a mini spotlight. As always, I also had them add a dimmer. Altogether the work cost under $100, and so now, for less than a total of $200, I have a great-looking floor lamp that creates a golden pool of light."