Dating light cords
The very warm color temperature they emit borders on orange, typically around 2400 Kelvin.Because of this, vintage bulbs are designed to be purely decorative and are not recommended for general overhead lighting or reading lamps.It should come away fairly easily, if it doesn’t then you probably have not cut through it properly.Once the outer sheath is removed, you can strip just enough of the inner wires to expose enough copper to slide into the screw terminals.Our selection of antique light bulbs are also available in LED options. See examples of the different filament types by clicking into the bulb shape of your choice.Not all filament styles are used in every bulb shape. Which is why it’s important to have a choice when furnishing your home.
For assistance selecting the right bulb and parts you need to create the perfect antique lamp, contact us at 1-800-624-4488 to speak to one of our lighting experts.
Always ensure the lamp is unplugged from the power outlet before starting work, and if you are unsure about anything it is best to stop and get professional assistance.
The first step is to unplug the lamp from the power outlet! Depending on the brand and type of the lamp and switch, you will either be able to open the switch up with a screwdriver and unscrew the wires, or you may need to cut the cord as close as possible to the lamp cord switch.
Looking to create your own DIY antique light fixture or need to replace a few broken parts?
Our selection of vintage lighting accessories has everything you need from canopy switches, lamp dimmers, sockets, and rayon covered wire to wire cages, cage pendants, and pendant sockets.