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Pool Table Lamp

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 7:47 PM
Thursday, February 17, 2011

The gap between the end of football season and the start of baseball season seems like it goes on forever. Yes, there’s still college basketball, but honestly, I don’t really don’t feel the same enthusiasm until March Madness rolls around. To pass the time this year, I’ve decided to redecorate my game room.

The game room is actually just my basement that I’ve equipped with a pool table, built-in bar, and giant flat screen television. I’ve wanted to give it a cool 1920s or 1930s pool hall feel for a while now. One of the ways I’m achieving that look is with Tiffany lighting. I bought a wonderful Tiffany style billiards lamp to hang above the pool table. It’s an excellent combination of stunning glass artistry and modern lighting that sets just the right tone for the game room.

Dragonfly Tiffany Style Hanging Lamp(I told you this was a project you could do on your own!)

Things You Need:

Tiffany style lighting fixture

• Screwdriver

• Utility knife

• Wire cutter

• Wire stripper

How To Remove The Existing Fixture

Step 1 – Turn off power to the existing fixture by turning off the breaker at the electrical box for the room you are working in.

Step 2 – Remove the globe and unscrew the light bulbs. Use a utility knife to loosen the fixture from paint on the ceiling.

Step 3 – Unscrew the mounting screws. This allows you to pull the fixture away from the mounting plate.

Step 4 – Unscrew the wire nuts and separate the wires of the fixture and the electrical box. Unscrew the existing mounting plate.

Installing Your New Tiffany Style Fixture

Step 1 – Fasten the mounting plate to the electrical box. The tiffany style hanging lamp you purchased will have its own mounting bracket, screws, and wire nuts, as well as a ceiling cap.

Step 2 – Clip the ends of the wires with a wire cutter. Use the wire stripper to remove the protective coating and expose fresh wire so the connection will be sound.

Step 3 – Attach the fixture wires to the wires of the electrical box using supplied wire nuts. Match color to color.

Step 4 – Align the openings of fixture to the mounting plate and attach using the supplied screws.

Step 5 – Screw in the light bulbs and attached the globe (this order can change depending on the fixture, a down light will make you attach the globe first). Make sure not to over-tighten the cap or nut that holds the globe in place. Having it too tight can cause the globe to crack.

Step 6 – Turn on power to the room and flip the light switch to check the installation.

Lighting A Dinette Area

posted by Bonnie @ 7:30 AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ivy Design Tiffany Style Hanging LampA decorative pendant or a fixture like a Chloe ivy design tiffany style hanging lamp with a down light does the job nicely. If installed with a dimmer switch, you can soften the light for entertaining and brighten the light for homework.

This type of light should be mounted so the pendant is at least 2 ½ feet above the table. You want at least 100 watts of light for this area. A tiffany hanging lamp with two 60 watt light bulbs meets these standards.

Replacing a ceiling fixture is a task that you need not fear. You have only three wires to contend with, two live wires and one ground wire. As long as you turn off the power to the room containing the fixture, this can be a do-it-yourself project.

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