Marquita Sanford. Lamp. March 19th , 2018.
Shade frames can usually be recovered or new ones purchased. An antique frame is stripped, covered with rust-retardant and recovered. Over the years, a large variety of styles were designed. Interesting, all the frames have names. Since flowers played such an important role in the Victorian decorating scheme, many have names such as Tulip and Daffodil.
Most floor lamps come as a combination of a separate lamp base and lamp shade. Choose your lamp shade very carefully, and if possible, try to look at it in daylight before buying it to see how good or bad it looks. Your floor lamp will act like any other show piece in your room during day time, so it is imperative that it looks good in daylight also while it is not in use. Needless to say, choose a lamp shade that complements the colors of your room.
Floor lamps can last a life time if used properly. So if you find a good looking lamp, make sure that it is of a good quality and is durable. Check how sturdy or heavy it is and if the finishing and painting are smooth or not. A floor lamp should be heavy enough not to fall to the ground with the slightest nudge or shove.
Check the mounting areas of your plug in hanging lamp to avoid heat-producing systems or components like an exhaust system. Enough airspace should be provided to transfer heat properly. The lamp lens must be free of dirt and kept clean to help lower the temperature.
If the corrosion is only minor or just starting, you may scrub it off using fine sand paper. Dust out the lens tube and reassemble the lens barrel. You may consider disassembling then reassembling the unit every quarter to ensure that all parts of your plug in hanging lamp are in good condition and working properly.
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