Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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

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?

10 comments:

sillyLN said...

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).


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sillyLN said...

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).


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Krissy said...

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 :)

Erika said...

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

Katie said...

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.

Jen said...

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.

i suwannee said...

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

Joslyn said...

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

Diana said...

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.

Megan said...

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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