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242 bucks for a can of soup?

242 bucks for a can of soup?

Okay, Ingo Maurer’s canned light doesn’t actually contain soup. What it does contain is all the parts to make a lamp, parts we can probably find at any hardware or big box store. Those items include a reflector, socket, switch and a 60 watt halogen light bulb. The can itself measures 5.3" h x 3.4" d. A quick measurement of my Campbell’s Tomato tells me a regular-sized can measures 3.875" h x 2.5", which might be a bit small for a DIY job, but how about using one of the big, family size or even institutional size cans? Just think, you can get a pendant light out of it AND supper. My only concern would be the paper label succumbing to the bulb’s heat, but perhaps a bit of fire retardant would address that.

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