Is there a lamp in your house with a broken socket? We’re showing you today how to change out a lamp socket including a video.
I have never been one that is a fan of overhead lighting in our house. Gorgeous light fixtures aside, I’m not sure why; maybe its the temperature those lights give off, or maybe it’s because when they’re the only lights on, they don’t give off a homey feeling? Whatever the case, I not a fan. However, I am a huge fan of lamps. I have them everywhere and the other three in this family will venture out and say I collect them.
They’re pretty much right.
If there is a place in and around our home that could use a little lighting up, and if there’s space, well then naturally I’m going to find the perfect lamp for that very spot. Case in point, our kitchen, which between sconces and lamps, there are eight with some under-cabinet rope lighting and range hood lighting in the mix. So for those keeping inventory, that brings us up to 10.
How to Change Out a Lamp Socket
With all of this lamp talk, sockets wear out from time to time. Those gizmo switches that turn the lamp on and off sometimes just tucker out. Not to worry, no need to replace the entire lamp, just the socket. And, it’s easy. Two of the lamps in the kitchen are on socket number 2, and it’s one of these that we’re working with today.
For some, it might not be a natural thing to have a bin of electrical supplies on hand, but around here and since Sean’s a lighting guy, we do. I’m very fortunate in that regard and today, Sean’s showing us just how simple it is how to change out a lamp socket. It takes about five minutes, and the cost of a socket is around $5. However, no need to have a bin of supplies, but it is good to have a couple of these on hand.
Once you know how to change out a lamp socket, you can even design and build a custom lamp. Here’s an example of how I designed a lamp from a vase.
Here are a few supplies that you will need to change out a lamp socket. You’ll need a lamp socket, a pair of wire strippers, diagonal cutters and a roll of electrical tape is always smart to keep on hand.
I hope this video helps. Never fear when a lamp’s socket wears out because now you know it’s an easy fix.