8 LED Desk Lamp Powered By A Telephone Jack

8 LED Desk Lamp Powered By A Telephone Jack

8 LED Telephone RJ11 Powered Table Reading Light Lamp (Image courtesy Uxsight)
By Andrew Liszewski

The fact that a landline phone will continue to work even in the event of a power failure wasn’t enough to stop me from going cellphone only, but it’s nice to know those unused phone jacks dotting my walls aren’t just an eyesore now. The trickle of power they carry is apparently enough to power this 8 LED desk lamp that features an RJ11 connector at the end of the power cord, instead of a plug or USB connector. The pink color scheme is a bit on the hideous side, but for just $4.69 the lamp at least seems like a handy emergency light for your next power outage.

[ 8 LED Telephone RJ11 Powered Table Reading Light Lamp ] VIA [ TechChee ]

38 thoughts on “8 LED Desk Lamp Powered By A Telephone Jack”

  1. This is a good idea!!!!!!!!!!!! I can see this idea taking off. I know ill buy it.
    Is the phone jack electric power coming from our regular house electric power???? Or else where?????Who pays for the power the light is using then????

  2. As far as I know it's power generated by the phone company, and when the power goes out they use generators. Looks like they'll be paying.

  3. Thanks! Next I was wanting to make an alarm clock run the same way? well charging a battery or two to keep on when not plugged in. Any ideas?

  4. Why would they make it pink unless it was targeting women? Actually, everything should plug into the phone company. That would be a good reason to have a land line. Imagine running your entire house off your phone line.

  5. I dont mind the color as long as i can screw the phone company. The product is out of stock btw 🙁 I tried to order this.
    I have a desklamp with 10 LED, how do i rewire it to a phone jack? Anyone??

  6. Would this still work if you didn't have a landline subscription, just the plugs in the wall? Too bad it doesn't double as an actual phone.

  7. Just a heads up guys, the phone company does monitor the (pathetically small) amount of electricity they send down your line, and <ahem> frownnnn on using it to power things other than phones in the house…

  8. Its ok for ambient lighting. After 4 different LED lights, the one I love the most is the EcoLight by IMG Lighting. Very nice bright reading light and I can adjust it to read. Its about $100, but its super long lived (something like 10 years!?!) and the energy it saves pays for itself two or three times over.

    I would buy it just because the light is so clean and clear (uses dual white and warm LEDs for the right balance).

  9. Its ok for ambient lighting. After 4 different LED lights, the one I love the most is the EcoLight by IMG Lighting. Very nice bright reading light and I can adjust it to read. Its about $100, but its super long lived (something like 10 years!?!) and the energy it saves pays for itself two or three times over.

    I would buy it just because the light is so clean and clear (uses dual white and warm LEDs for the right balance).

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