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Old 12-27-2008   #46 (permalink)
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Where will you be? I'll be in Playa the 1st week in February and I plan on purchasing a jellyfish lamp while I am there. Good luck in your move.
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Old 12-28-2008   #47 (permalink)
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How did you guys rewire your lamps? The cord on mine is so short that I would love to rewire it (I can't figure out how to hang mine with the cord this short!) The opening on mine where the cord goes through is very small and I can't imagine another cord going through that. Any Ideas?
I used an extension cord for mine and strung that through a chain link so I can dangle safely and I can adjust the height. I love mine on my deck. Its still out there and its freezing here. I definately am buying another in Feb.
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Old 12-28-2008   #48 (permalink)
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I went to Home Depot and bought a "Universal Swag Kit" for around $6 that includes a 20 foot power cord with an inline switch, an 18' swag chain and the hooks, toggle bolts and wood screws to install it. You just take off the existing cord and wire this one on in it's place. It was made by Fantec, Inc.
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Old 12-28-2008   #49 (permalink)
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I went to Home Depot and bought a "Universal Swag Kit" for around $6 that includes a 20 foot power cord with an inline switch, an 18' swag chain and the hooks, toggle bolts and wood screws to install it. You just take off the existing cord and wire this one on in it's place. It was made by Fantec, Inc.
Me too, worked great.
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Old 12-30-2008   #50 (permalink)
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Jellyfish online

We just got back from Playa. I asked a guy at the Jellyfish shop about buying online. He said they are working on a website. In the meantime, he said to visit Facebook - type in Jellyfish for the first name and Mexico for the second name. I haven't tried it myself yet.

We bought some lamps and the guy wrapped them up really good in paper and bubble wrap. We put them in our carry-ons and they did just fine.

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Old 12-31-2008   #51 (permalink)
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I attached ours to the fan in the sunroom.



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Old 02-08-2009   #52 (permalink)
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Just wondering - current pricing and a few recommended places to buy these? Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2009   #53 (permalink)
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Just wondering - current pricing and a few recommended places to buy these? Thanks!
There are a few shops around town...we bought ours at a shop across from Carboncita's restuarant...you can see it on the webcam. Prices range from small ones around $18.00 up to larger fancier ones around $40.00 [if I remember correctly]....they pull the electrical out...but you can purchase that quite reasonably back home.

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Old 02-08-2009   #54 (permalink)
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Thanks Bryzee. Appreciate the info.
(I'm in the electrical field, so I should have no problem coming up with the wiring! )
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Old 02-09-2009   #55 (permalink)
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I attached ours to the fan in the sunroom.




I love this idea! I have one about this size..still packed up from our trip 2 years ago..I've just been waiting for the perfect spot to put it....Now it's going in our bedroom attached to our ceilling fan!

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Old 02-11-2009   #56 (permalink)
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Just wondering - current pricing and a few recommended places to buy these? Thanks!
I also bought mine from the shop across from Carboncitos - one of the better quality shops- apparently there are quite a few "wanna be's" out there...mine is medium size and it was around 600 pesos. The price is affected by the amount of stained glass and cut-outs and size...

I have bought several lamps in Mexico and when they do leave the wiring in we have looked at it and decided it was a fire waiting to happen and re-wired...

I love my lamp and the shop is really fun!
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Old 02-13-2009   #57 (permalink)
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I'm getting ready for my 5th trip & I decided I need to finally buy one of these. Thanks for the great ideas everyone. Oh, and Carboncitos, here we come!
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Old 05-28-2009   #58 (permalink)
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good news everyone

hello my name is Daniel, i own the jellyfish lamps and we have now an official web page it is www.jellyfish.com.mx where you can see them and buy them. this is one of the few things that are actually crafted in playa del carmen

kind regards everyone visit our site soon....
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Old 05-28-2009   #59 (permalink)
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wire with the lamps

we are proud to announce that we have now us aproved cables, with a switch and plug and a wire where the lamp rest, so the weigth doesnt lay on the lamp holder. is all made in one rubber piece and it come free with the lamp, paid at normal price
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Old 05-28-2009   #60 (permalink)
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Gourd lamps are the best! I have 14 at my place! I just revarnished them to give a better "deep" looking shine. Also some of them I refurbished by cutting out sections and glueing larger shells over the cut outs. It allows more light, and gives a different look... I have yellow bulbs inside some, red in others, plus a few green ones...
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