Personal Shopper: A replacement KULLA lamp for Jennifer

Jennifer C. wrote, "Hi Outblush! In some twisted fate, I have managed to kill 2 of my favorite lamps in the past 2 weeks (paranormal activity much?!), one of which was my bedroom lamp: the KULLA, in red, from Ikea. I'd exchange it but apparently it is no longer available in red (and several online reports of similar burn-outs are dissuading me from going back to Ikea for lighting). I loved the clean lines of the KULLA, the fab monochromatic deep red that went well with my bedroom (light gray walls, bedding with dkgray/red accents), as well as the mood-setting 3-level light option. The touch on/off mechanism was pretty swanky too! Could you help me find a suitable replacement, preferably for under $90? I have small sidetables that are about 1' in diameter, so a "small footprint" would be nice, and I'd like something with a substantial feel and construction (the hefty KULLA was mostly made of metal). I'm open to most colors but would prefer to stay away from chrome, white, brown and black. Thank you thank you thank you for your consideration! I've been a longtime fan and I'd be totally thrilled if you could help me in my quest! Jennifer"

Hi, Jennifer, Janetor here! This was surprisingly hard... (And, darn you, Ikea! Some stuff you make lasts forever, and some of it lasts all of ten seconds!) With a few of these lamps, you could easily swap out the included shade for something you like better. But, here are eight lamps for you. Enjoy!

1 - The Original: Ikea KULLA Lamp ($50)

2 - ORE International 28" Red Ceramic Table Lamp ($94)

3 - Red Carryout Lamp ($20)

4 - Laura Ashley Lighting Kimberly Table Lamp with Charlotte Shade in Satin Nickel ($94)

5 - Glow Melon Lamp ($30)

6 - George Kovacs Accent Lamp with Red Cased Glass ($54)

7 - Ikea LJUSAS UVAS Table Lamp ($40)

8 - Lite Source Kito Red Table Lamp ($46)

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Jen C

Posted on 09.10.10 at 9:27 AM

Hey thanks Outblush!
Surprisingly hard is correct; it's always difficult to replace a favorite lost item. It has to be juuuuust right ;)

De-light-fully yours,


Posted on 09.10.10 at 4:29 PM

Happy to help! :) (And, that pun just lit up our afternoons... A ha, a ha)


Posted on 11.25.14 at 4:15 AM

hello im interested in lamp number 1, the original ikea kulla lamp, wondering the shipping costs and everything if still available. thanks very much

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