Adding Fake Window Lighting To My Office | IKEA FLOALT

Adding Fake Window Lighting To My Office | IKEA FLOALT

I work from home full time and with my home office being located in my basement, I barely get any good natural day lighting from my windows throughout most of the day.

So I decided to fix this issue by adding fake window lighting to my office with these wall panel LED lights from IKEA called the FLOALT. I first had to convert the IKEA FLOAT from hardwire to plug-in light, which turned out to be easier than I expected. By the way IKEA lights work with Philips Hue smart lighting too, so you can control it with the Hue app and create smart home automations. This is how you energize your workspace by adding lights!

Anyways check out the video see how this project ended up turning out.

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  1. Interesting stuff on November 26, 2022 at 7:51 am

    Are you able to configure it to work as cyrcadian light? Mimicking the sun daily cycle. thanks

  2. Darryl Arante on November 26, 2022 at 7:53 am

    🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽. This is some good find man

  3. Watts on November 26, 2022 at 7:54 am

    I’ve toyed with this idea since my home office has a similar lighting problem. I have a window but my large front porch covers all the sunlight but I want a more intense light from that direction. I never thought about converting one of these to a plug. Smart idea! If I ever add one to my space I’ll be sure to credit you with inspiration!

  4. S C on November 26, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Your video is brilliant and has somewhat transformed my thinking about what I want to achieve in terms of lighting my own desk space. I have been battling with getting enough of the right kind of light for over a year now. But it’s videos like this that really help. Thank you.

  5. Han Bang on November 26, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Randomly landed on your video while searching up blackout curtains from IKEA (opposite spectrum of light needs haha) but this was such a clean and straight to the point tutorial 👍 nice work!

  6. rover on November 26, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Yo, this is actually super cool. I have a window but I may grab one of these for general lighting in my room.

  7. ERIC T MERAKI on November 26, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Hope you guys enjoyed the video! Pls Like and Sub if you enjoy the content! Really helps this small channel grow! Also let me know what kind of videos you want to see in the future.

  8. Shayna on November 26, 2022 at 8:14 am

    I’m so glad you did this!!! I have been thinking of doing this for so long I just didn’t know if it would work. Thank you for videoing this!

  9. Jason Li on November 26, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Do you imagine this working well as a fake skylight?

  10. Isabelle Voor on November 26, 2022 at 8:16 am

    I want to do this for my windowless classroom

  11. Jay Chang on November 26, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Hi love you video, actually bought a Floalt after seeing your video, but i ran into a problem, my Philip Hue won’t detect this light, i’ve been at it for a while…. maybe you can share how you connect it ? btw i don’t have a Tradfri is that the problem ?

  12. Sam King on November 26, 2022 at 8:19 am

    Hey, this is a great idea. Does this improve the lighting when using your webcam? Or is it not strong enough to be used as a video light? Thanks.

  13. ziba89 on November 26, 2022 at 8:25 am

    some people have mentioned that it makes a noise – do you think it does? Is it loud enough to make things disturbing ?

  14. Greg Woods on November 26, 2022 at 8:30 am

    just in time for floalt being discontinued!

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