IQ Light Assembly Instruction

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1. How to link elements

All IQ light elements are identical.

The elements are usually assembled with the front facing outwards.

Each element has two curved and two straight edges.

A curved edge is ALWAYS placed over the straight edge of another element.

2. How to assemble a round lamp with 30 elements
First examine the diagram:

1st row: 5 elements
2nd row: 5 elements
3rd row: 10 elements
4th row: 5 elements
5th row: 5 elements
1st row is assembled into a rosette.
The 5 elements of the 2nd row are attached one by one in a ring around the 1st row's rosette.
Turn the work upside-down so that it sits on the table like a bowl. See that all the hooks are correctly joined.
3. How to assemble a round lamp with 30 elements
3rd row is a ring of 10 elements, which are attached to the rim of the "bowl" and also joined to each other.

When the sphere is finished, check that all hooks are locked, and that curved edges cover all the straight edges.

If the sphere is very difficult to assemble, start again from the beginning. Try to mark the middle of the rosette with a string or similar. Remember always to place the front of the elements outward. Check after each row.

(The elements may be labeled with stickers that can be removed after assembly. The 5 elements of the 1st row are labeled 1, those of the 2nd row are labeled 2, the 10 of the 3rd row are labeled 3, and so on.)

4.  How to use the IQ light
The flex (cord) with socket and light bulb can now be inserted. The sphere has 12 joints with 5 hooks in each, and 20 joints with 3 hooks in each.
Loosen 2 of the hooks in a joint of 5, and feed the flex (cord) and socket through the joint until the light bulb hangs in the middle of the sphere.

Close the hooks around the flex (cord).

You can check that the light bulb is in the centre by loosening one element in the side of the sphere and looking in.

In the round 30 element lamp, the maximum wattage bulb allowed is 75W. Smaller lamps require weaker or smaller light bulbs.

5.  How to assemble other lamps

The IQ light system offers many other possibilities.

30 elements can also make 2 small lamps (15 + 15 or 12 + 18) or 3 smaller lamps (9 + 9 + 12). The assembly method is the same, but you can start with a rosette (1st row) of 5, 4 or 3 elements, and then continue with more or fewer rings.

Smaller lamps require weaker or smaller light bulbs.