Lamps - From Old Modern To New Modern...
To modernize some vintage lamps we found, we needed to learn the names of some of the lamp parts so we could see what was available and decide what we can do. The lamp on the left was one of six matching lamps we found as our starting point. Some of the brass was coming off the chrome and the large white wire was not that white any more. The lamp on the right is the current goal with the parts we have found so far. Although we were hoping for stainless we have only found brushed nickle so far but at least that is fairly rust free. Living near the ocean we need lamps that do not rust. The suspension lamp shown as our goal uses loops, but hooks (with wireways) might also be nice. Other features might be to use LED bulbs. We liked this overall lighting style as it will produce photographic quality light in our home with a color temperature of 5500k and that light will shine in nearly every direction. The color temperature produces realistic color and make for a great reading or working environment. The lights are also modern and some what minimalistic.
If you have some old lamps to refurbish then tag along and make use of the some of the links and information provided. Each lamp is different and so what you need to do might be quite different than us. Yet, lamps are pretty simple devices with many common parts. Learning the names of the parts and finding them took us a bit of searching, so this article can at least save you a bit of time on that.
"This level of lighting will make a dramatic difference in the overall feel of the house, plus modernize it..."