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Lighting Up The Place With Unique Lamps

November 2nd, 2010

When it comes to do-it-yourself enthusiasts, there are some very clever people out there who can make useful accoutrements out of some rather old and forgotten objects. Indeed, this must be the sincerest form of recycling on the planet since something that had a life as one thing could very well end up as something else. In fact, those who make table lamps from anything at all just need to find companies that sell lighting parts or lighting supplies to set them on the road to creativity forthwith.

These companies have everything that the avid creative person needs to build a lamp from scratch. Bases in all kinds of materials spanning metal and solid brass to weighted bases made from just about anything and all the bits and pieces in between. Even marble ball like spheres with the center drilled out make wonderful bodies of said lamps and are ready to have the cable passed through them. Even shades which fit the bases are available and these companies also advise on the correct size too so that the perspective is kept in sync.

One mistake that a lot of people make is to put too big or too small a shade on the lamp base. This makes it look a little odd and out of context so anyone with a good eye will spot it immediately. Also, a shade that is too big will certainly overbalance the whole thing which could prove to be dangerous for those around the place.

There is one thing that people should remember though about making anything like this and that is the safety aspect. Although bases can be made from all manner of objects, making sure that metal, for example, does not come into contact with the cable is very important. The electric shock that could emanate from this could be fatal particularly if the person has wet hands so it is advisable to work safely at all times.

Finding websites that provide all this paraphernalia has never been easier. In fact, there are those that supply everything from the bottom to the top and everything in between. However, not all sites are good so take some time to check out testimonials, returns policies and even shipping costs to work out whether these are good deals or not.

Some companies will supply some rather shoddy goods which do not come up to standard but thankfully these are few and far between. Indeed, cheap lamps that are made in third world countries often do not conform to our standards so make sure that there are some guarantees along with the goods.

Finally, even if the bases of these lamps are some discarded piece, like a favorite wine bottle for example, fill it with sand or some other heavy substance, not water, to ensure that the whole thing is as stable as possible. By doing this not only will the lamp look great, it will also be a safe piece of equipment that could go on to last for many years to come.

Stewart Wrighter recently started purchasing lighting parts online because of the convenience. He ordered lighting supplies online so he could make a lamp for his family room.

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