Lamps made from plumber's pipe and fixtures

Etsy seller ZALcreations makes crazy-wonderful lamps. My favorites are the ones that run their wiring through plumber's pipes and use faucets as on/off switches, but then there's the skateboard vanity light. Woah.

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  1. It’s… ugly.

    I’d very much prefer something like this, although I’d rather do 15 minutes of work than pay for it.

  2. Made a good chunk of the lighting, and all the towel rails & bathroom bits for my new house, out of plumbing pipe and EMT conduit parts; they go very nicely with a farm/industrial aesthetic. Next project is probably using 2″ pipe fittings for a desk.

  3. These are great!  I would want to hook one up to my actual plumbing system, perhaps add a water turbine generator so the power comes from the water pressure as well.

  4. I actually spent some time trying to build something like this (actually, more like travtastic’s link, but with a bulb coming out), and it was surprisingly hard. You don’t want a short that can electrocute anyone that touches it, and getting the faucet to act as a switch is definitely non-trivial.

    I should try again sometime, but I’m not sure if I’ll get further.

    1. “You don’t want a short that can electrocute anyone that touches it”

      Depends, are you giving the lamp to someone you like?

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