Wait — before you toss out an old table lamp, revamp it with a fresh modern look. You’ll help the environment and save yourself the cost of a replacement. Get an outdated table lamp “up to speed” by giving the base and shade a design overhaul. In addition, check out the electrical features to make sure everything is operating properly.
When refurbishing a table lamp, inspect the electrical parts to be certain they are working correctly. For example, if a light bulb has burned out on your table lamp, trade it for an energy-efficient replacement. If the lamp is still not working, inspect the electrical cord or plug for damage. Or, the problem could be a defective socket that needs to be replaced. Always unplug the lamp before you attempt to repair it — simply turning off the lamp switch will not protect you from a potential electrical shock.