How to Rewire a Table Lamp

Lamps have a common place in the living room, bedroom or study room. These normally stay in their respective places for years. Sometimes, when these lamps are not used, the normal circuitry and wirings are affected for some reasons. Also, when lamps have been stored for long in the attic or basement, there can be problems with the connections and there will be a need to repair or rewire in case you need to use them again.

When you have a cord sets that is not worth throwing or giving away because of some sentimental reasons or because of the style or whatever reason, it is best to know how to restore and reuse your lamp and display it again prominently in a strategic spot in your home. If you need to restore and rewire your lamp, you just have to exert a little effort and spend some time to give that lamp its life back again. The following are the steps that you can follow, to rewire your lamp.

Step #1 Disassemble your table lamp and put all the pieces in a secure place. Make sure that the screws and nails are kept in a place for easy retrieval.

Step #2 Wipe off the dust in the different lamp pieces. Use a clean cloth for this purpose. Make sure that you have thoroughly dusted off each part. It is not advisable to use a wet cloth for cleaning. This can attract corrosion.

Step #3 Get rid of the old wiring system and prepare the wiring kit for replacement. Set aside the old wiring system. You can discard it so that it will no longer be considered for future use. Most likely, the wirings are already faulty and it is not good to keep these in your electrical kit. You better throw it away and ensure the safety of your family.

Step #4 Strip and twist the wires using a clockwise motion. Do this carefully as this can cause scratches in your hand. Better yet, use a wire twister to protect your hands from scratches or blisters.

Step #5 Thread these wires into the middle tubing part of your lamp and secure the socket unit. Do this until the wires are out of the base of the lamp.

Step #6 Connect the wires of the kit to the electrical wiring and again, twist the wires in a clockwise motion. Use an electrical tape to make sure that the wires are not exposed and to ensure security.

Step #7 Put the light bulb in the lamp socket. Test the connection. Make sure that the wirings are connected securely. After this, you can put the lamp shade on.


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