Adding additional light to a room can improve its livability. But it can be a challenge if the number or location of power outlets is limited.
However, there is a method for adding additional bulbs to an existing lamp. This modification will take only moments to do, requires no electrical-wiring skills, and can double the light output of a given lamp socket.
Best of all, the component needed is quite inexpensive and readily available.
- Remove the harp finial, shade, and light bulb from the lamp. Set them aside. The lamp socket is now empty.
- Install the two-lamp socket adapter in the lamp socket. Screw it in exactly as you would a light bulb.
- Reinstall the light bulb you removed earlier, and add a second bulb to the second socket.
- Reattach the shade and harp finial to the lamp. You now have twice the number of bulbs being powered by the single socket in the lamp.
As you add a second bulb to the lamp, be certain that their combined wattage does not exceed the manufacturer's recommendations.