Tips On Picking Out Used Lamps

When redecorating the house, to really don't have to spend a lot of money on the details, especially when it comes to the lighting system. Instead of buying a new set of lamps, why don't you go find used one from a thrift store or a flea market. in picking out old lamps, there are a few things to keep in mind. Below are some tips to help guide you in making the most of your purchase.

Know What to Look for It’s best to keep a rough idea of what lamp you want to get. In a thrift shop or flea market, you really don’t know what you can find. To be safe, go with something that you know will look great anywhere. Choose fixtures that have a timeless design and color to them. The best thing about lights like these is that you can refurbish them and add your own style. You can even install a new LED light bulb on the old lamp to make it more efficient. Check the Bulb You need to check the light bulb used on the lamp. Is it an incandescent bulb? An energy efficient bulb? Check the socket as well. Are there any damages? Is it rusty? You have to know if it only works with a certain light bulb before buying it. Otherwise, you may not be able to use one of your stocked bulbs at home to light it up.

Test It Before buying a used light fixture, you need to test it. You don't want to come home with a broken lamp. Test to see if all the components work, from the plug, bulb socket, and on and off switch. If it has a pre-installed dimmer, turn it to see if it does dim the light.

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