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Not Ikea.

Postby aquaplane » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:07 am

Don't take a Star Wars fan shopping to Ikea or else when they get to the lighting section they can't resist saying
"this is NOT the lamp you are looking for"

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70145127

Perhaps you had to be there, I'll get me coat.

Actually, it was the lamp we were looking for so it was quite funny, perhaps you had to be there. :)
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Re: Not Ikea.

Postby boatpoker » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:01 pm

Not an Ikea fan but you can covert their very cheap LED lights to 12volts for you boat.
http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/Cheap%20 ... 20Ikea.htm

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Re: Not Ikea.

Postby Silkie » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:13 pm

They even come with tinned wire unlike may so called marine products and were only $10.00 a piece for a set of four.

Sadly the $=£ conversion seems to apply here so they're not quite so cheap in the UK. I'm a bit surprised at your assertion that they use tinned wire too but I'll check next week if I remember.

PS - Welcome aboard although I guess that you're mainly interested in driving traffic to your own site. :nod:
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Re: Not Ikea.

Postby boatpoker » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:52 pm

Driving to my site, not really. I don't see a benefit from driving haggis bashers to a site in Canada :)
I was born in Glasgow at the Southern General Hospital and raised in Fraserburgh so I pop in to this forum occasionally, the "Ikea" reference prompted my posting. I live year round on a single diesel 40' boat 12 miles west of Toronto with occasional forays to the Gulf of Mexico and Bahamas. Not much to do in Toronto this time of year so I spend a lot of time writing articles for my site and grazing in in all the forums.

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Re: Not Ikea.

Postby Silkie » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:41 pm

My sincere apologies Wallace - I couldn't see any benefit to you either but we get all sorts on here and a reply to an old thread with a link is frequently diagnostic of the presence of meat-based canned produce.

Welcome aboard again - no really. :oops:

PS - I was raised within a hundred yards or so of your place of birth.
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Re: Not Ikea.

Postby wully » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:26 am

Ah ken the Broch fine Wallace.

Yer better aff oot it.

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Re: Not Ikea.

Postby DaveS » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:02 pm

Back to the Ikea 12V LEDs: given the concerns expressed in ToP (by manufacturers of rather dearer LEDs fitted with current regulators) has anyone tried applying 15V to one of these to see whether it will over heat / catch fire / destroy the planet? (I have a suitable power supply to try this, but the petrol to get to Ikea (Edinburgh or Glasgow) would cost much more than the lights.)
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Re: Not Ikea.

Postby lady_stormrider » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:01 pm

The lamp in question is the one for my boudoir - not a boat. Now I know why Mr Aquaplane was lingering for so long in the Room Of Lamps That Don't Look Like Lamps (A Simpson's reference). Now I know why my driving practice either ends up at Ikea or a marina.

Anyway - at least we managed to find some tealights.
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Re: Not Ikea.

Postby wully » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:54 pm

boatpoker wrote:Not an Ikea fan but you can covert their very cheap LED lights to 12volts for you boat.
http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/Cheap%20 ... 20Ikea.htm


I couldn't find this model of light in Ikea yesterday but bought the closest to them I could find - I'll try this conversion and report back..


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