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alex, put the can of tuna down and listen up.

By 8/19/2008

my good friend alex is decorating a gorgeous new home, and she's considering a knappa pendant light from ikea. (i know its not the one in the photo - we're on a budget!)

does anyone have any experience with it? does it put out lots of light? how do you feel about hanging 3 together?

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  1. I have two knappa pendant lights in my bedroom. I think they look great grouped together, but they don't put out a ton of light. Definatly not enough to be the only light source in a room (in the bedroom we also have 2 bedside lamps and 2 canister lights).


    http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AcuXLZwzbOWEF&emid=sharshar&linkid=link4

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  2. I have two knappa pendant lights in my bedroom. I think they look great grouped together, but they don't put out a ton of light. Definatly not enough to be the only light source in a room (in the bedroom we also have 2 bedside lamps and 2 canister lights).


    http://tiny.cc/knappa

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  3. The knappa lights are so great- I don't have one but my sis in law does. I wouldn't say it puts out a ton of light, but enough for ambient lighting :)

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  4. I just saw this lamp and have to share. It is a little more expensive that the knappa, but still reasonable, I think. It would also be lovely in a grouping of 2 or 3.

    http://www.huset-shop.com/normann-copenhagen-06-lamp-shade-small-p-205.html

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  5. The Ikea description says it takes an 11w bulb, which is very low. Three of them together don't equal the light of one normal 45w bulb.

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  6. I'm not too helpful but I just want to say thanks for asking this question! I've been considering the knappa for our bedroom.

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  7. erika! good find. thanks for sharing. you're the breast.

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  8. ditto...we have one in my daughter's room...love how it looks, but a little dim, so throw in lots o occasional lighting!

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  9. I have a knappa pendant light in my living room and with the right kind of CFL bulb, it emits enough light (and we have a pretty dim living room). It does say it uses an 11W bulb, but I believe it means CFL bulbs, not standard/normal bulbs. The luminosity of an 11W bulb varies from standard to CFL (which is the equivalent to 45-60W of light -- not energy used). I love it! Grouped together would look cool, too.

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  10. Max 60 watts can be used, so you're not hemmed in. If you grouped a couple of them, and you used Reveal light bulbs, you could have a LOT of good light.

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