Repair A Lamp ?

How to repair a lamp article by Jim Hoyle

How To Repair A Table Lamp or Floor Lamp ?  The internet is loaded with all kinds of instructions, even videos on this subject. Sorry for any disappointment but if you had seen even a small portion of the "do it yourself" nightmares that we have received in our lamp shop since 1979, you would understand how I feel. We strongly suggest that you not attempt a lamp repair by yourself unless you are experienced and qualified. If you are then no further instruction should be necessary.

There are just too many variables and too much to risk. Today there are many new socket configurations and many electrical cord types among numerous other issues to take into account. You cannot simply connect an electrical cord to two socket screws and expect it to be safe. It makes more sense to have this type of repair done at a professional lamp shop.

Good news ! Lamp repair companies generally do rewire type repairs at a very nominal charge. Most use it a loss leader service just to get people in their store. You will likely find that a lamp shop will do the work for less than what it costs you in travel expenses plus parts.

We sell lamp parts in our brick and mortar store and it is very common to see a customer return 2-3 times to get an additional lamp part that they later determined was necessary to complete their lamp repair. By the time they completed the repair they could have paid us to repair several lamps.

Lamp repair of any kind imaginable