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Lamp Made From Vintage Blender

by , 04/06/09

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Have an extra blender, toaster, or waffle maker lying around? Why not reclaim these old appliances by turning them one into lamps like Virginia-based Melinda Merinsky does. One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Contest, her functional updates on vintage appliances range from toasters to cameras and waffle irons, but this blender table lamp is one of our favorite finds. It takes a 25-watt bulb, and its base has been rewired so that the on/off switch controls the lamp. If you’re a fan of this design, be sure to vote for it in our contest post!

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3 Comments

  1. Elysia Ruttan May 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I have that blender! It still works better then most blenders today.

  2. archimeech April 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Very nice. Wish you would have pushed it further. Instead of using standard incandescent which is probably the least efficient although also the most inexpensive, you should have used something like a small compact flourescent or a high-output LED. Carry the thought all the way through. A for effort though.

  3. archimeech April 7, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Very nice idea. You should follow through completely, however, and make the light sourch either Compact Flourescent or High-output LED. The incandescent lightbulb is probably the least efficient light source although cheapest you could use. A for effort though.

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