Mercury glass table lamps – Creating your own lighting can seem like a scary project, but it can actually be quite simple when you break the project in smaller missions. Overhead lights in particular can present a challenge because they must be connected directly into existing building wiring rather than plugged into the wall outlet. But do not let any extra work deter you and get creative by adding a lampshade that fits the room’s interior.
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Determine the height of the lamp that you intend to do. If you use the mercury glass table lamps, the light should be approximately 30 inches above the table. A general room lamp should be at least 7 meters above the ground at the lowest point. The distance between the lowest point of the lamp and the ceiling is the amount of lamp’s cord you need, minus the shades of any shade, which depends on the amount of shade you buy. Cut the plug end of a lamp cable kit using a pair of wire clips, leaving enough cord length to match the measurement you previously determined plus 4 extra inches. Scale away the last two inches of plastic cord cover with wire clip to unlock wires below. You now have a light socket and a length of cord with exposed wires at the end.
Feed exposed threads and cord through a cord cover, leaving only the exposed wire and 1 inch of covered cord sticking out at the end. The other end of the cord cover should rest against the light socket. Feed the thread end of the cord through a ceiling lamp plate, with the face of the plate turn the cord cover. Switch off power to mercury glass table lamps outlet at switch or power switch. Wire the exposed ends of the cable to existing wiring in the ceiling. Use thread nuts to secure the installation. Attach the ceiling plate to the cable frame in the ceiling. Attach a lampshade with a shade fitting to the light socket. Each style of lampshade will work, but as the shadow turns upside down, a shade with straight sides, either in a circle or rectangular shape, tends to look the best. Turn on power to light and test it.