ceiling lamp laser cut

Paper ceiling lamp

Take a simple bulb holder and produce great ceiling lamp.


Required material

Photo cardboard or thick paper (approx. 180 - 300 g/m²)
IKEA bulb holder (cord set) HEMMA with LED bulb
Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)

Machine used
  • Trotec Speedy 400
  • 120 Watt
  • Use a cutting table (honeycomb or acrylic grid) for best cutting results
  • Use a 1.5 inch lens


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Step by step

paper lamp laser cutting
Step 1

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design templates into your graphic program and adapt it to the size of your lamp shade. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.

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Once you have positioned your paper into the laser machine, switch on the exhaust and cover the rest of the table with white paper to increase the exhaust performance.

laser settings for paper lamp
Step 2

Step 2: Laser Process

Cut out the design from the paper. For the bulb holder you will need 5-6 paper stripes.


  • power 17%
  • speed 2.5%
  • frequency 1000 Hz
  • Air Assist on


Select these two options in JobControl® to get perfect cutting results.

  • Optimized geometries
  • Inner geometries first
paper ceiling lamp laser cut
Step 3

Step 3: Assemble your lamp

Put the laser cut paper strips on the bulb holder. Then put the opposite holes on the holder. Fix it with the carrier ring.


  • Only use a LED bulb
  • Make sure to have enough distance between the bulb and the lamp shade

Speedy series
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Questions about applications or settings?
We're happy to advise you from A for Air assist to Z for z-offset.

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