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Another Satisfied My Lamp Parts Customer

One of our valued customers was kind enough to send us a picture of the custom lamp they built from our lighting parts.  Here is what our customer had to say about their experience: 

“Hi! The parts arrived today, wow, that was fast! Your company is amazing!

 I attached photos of the one lamp I just put together. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, FOR YOUR HELP! 

I should have gotten a higher harp, maybe 2-3 inches, but perhaps I can find that local.

You were nice, helpful, and patient with my many emails and questions and I so appreciated it!”

 

Here is a picture of the custom lamp they created:

 

We have all the custom lamp parts you need. Contact us for assistance.

Recycling Lamps To Go Green

Going green is a buzzword in today’s society, especially when it comes to energy usage. The new generation of light bulbs use a lot less electricity than they did twenty five years ago. In many places, older light bulbs have even been banned in order to conserve resources in a more efficient fashion. Europe is just one example of this. But did you know that you can create environmentally friendly lights and lamps with much more than just energy efficient fluorescent and LED light bulbs? Using recycled and repurposed materials can increase your green efforts and can make a one of a kind creation with which you can illuminate your home.

One unique way in which people are going green with their lighting is to take old store signs and replace the lights within them with newer and bigger fluorescent light bulbs. These types of bulbs use less electricity than older bulbs and have longer life spans, thus cutting down on waste in more than one way. For bigger signs, such as the letters that light up to illuminate the name of the business, longer fluorescent bulbs are better than many smaller ones. Once the bulb is replaced, the rest of the sign is cleaned up and remodeled to act as a piece of art within the home. What once adorned an old storefront can now light up a room and will give you a unique art piece at the same time.

Another popular method of repurposing something to use as a lamp part is to take an empty bottle of wine and add lamp parts to it in order to repurpose the bottle to become the column of a lamp. There are still some traditional lamp parts that you will need, such as a base and shade. Of course, you will also want to add the most important aspects of the lamp to your wine bottle light, too. You will need a bulb and an electrical fixture to screw the bulb into. You could always just drop your old wine bottles off at the local recycling center, or you could create a one of a kind tribute to your favorite type of drink.

You can always use different repurposed items to use as other parts of your custom lamps, as well. Some artists even create their own hand blown glass to use as 

Whatever you do, you will want to make sure that you are using the best lamp parts that will match your specific design. For example, top quality sockets will help you to make sure that the bulb is secure and receiving the proper amount of electricity.light bulbs. You don’t need to go to this extreme, but you can be as creative in your design as you would like. Paper shades are really easy to create on your own, and they are even easier to decorate in whatever manner you see fit. Or you could use the leg of an old defunct table or chair as a homemade lamp column. You can stain or paint the wood that you use to give this old piece of broken furniture a new life. This is especially nice if your furniture held sentimental value to you.
So while things like CFL bulbs can help you to save money and energy usage, this doesn’t mean that your green thinking should stop there. Basica

lly anything that is sturdy and reliable can be used as a lamp part; you will only be limited to what you can use by your own imagination. Lamp design can be very fun and fulfilling, and if you are doing your part to use and reuse items in a green fashion, the process will bring with it a piece of mind, too.

Building Your Own Lamp

If you like to create things by hand, one of the more interesting things that you can make is your own lamps. This process is fun and it can be as easy or challenging as you would like to make it. There are so many different lamp parts out there that the possibilities for a final product are close to infinite. For the creative handyman, lamp creation is a very fulfilling process because it does have so many different and unique ways in which you can approach it.

The best way to start is with the most basic parts. Every desk and floor lamp, for example, has three different parts: the base, the column, and the bulb area. You can start from the bottom with a classy base, and build up from there. Remember, the longer the column is, the easier it will be for the lamp to fall over so make sure that the base is large and sturdy enough to prevent this from happening. You can always find a top quality base for a very low price, depending upon the materials that you wish to use. For example, an unfinished aluminum base is generally cheaper than a high quality brass base would be.

Next, you want a column. These come in several different sizes, but can be broken up into two main categories: shorter desk lamps and tall floor lamps. The height of your lamp can easily be customized by connecting smaller column pieces to each other, too, giving you an even bigger number of creative choices.

The light bulb is a tricky area. The bulb will not work without electricity, so you will need a few different parts here in order to make your custom lamp workable. Start with the socket. This is the area that the light bulb will screw into. You will also find that many lamps have their own and off functions here. There are buttons you can push, knobs to turn, or drawstrings to pull.    The design that you choose doesn’t matter; it is all a matter of personal taste.

You will also find out on the market that there are socket extensions, too. These basically screw into the extension if the bulb needs to be raised a bit. For most projects you will not need these, but in some custom cases they can be very useful.

You need to bring power to the socket somehow, and for this you will need an electrical cord. This is what connects the bulb to the wall socket so it has the power to turn on. Many people prefer to leave the power cord as hidden out of sight as possible. To do this, the cord can be snaked through the column up to the bulb socket. The other end would come out below the base and the only thing that will be visible in this scenario is the area between the base and the wall socket.

Finally, we come to the bulb itself. You have a lot of choices here, but it seems that current environmentally friendly trends are moving toward CFL and LED lights. You can still use older model light bulbs with nice results but these use more electricity and do not last as long. This makes the older bulbs more costly in the long run.

Your custom built lamp is a reflection of who you are. You can create almost anything you can imagine and with lamp accessories thrown in, too, the choices you have are absolutely limitless. Start looking at previously made designs and take note of what you like and dislike. This will allow you to make your lamp your own.