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How to hang a ceiling pendant lampshade - Smarty Lamps Lampshades IQ Lights Assembled Ceiling Shades

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How to hang a ceiling pendant lampshade

How to hang your Smarty Lampshade:

The shade is designed to hang from the electrical cable and bulb hanging from the ceiling of a room. There is no need for extra light fittings if you already have this type of light fitting.

The basic lampshade rule is to make sure the bulb is at least 4cm from the edges of the shade. We recommend energy saving bulbs of maximum 11W which is equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent bulb for the larger shades and 8W (40 watt candle bulb if the shade is small or narrow or for a free-standing lamp. For example the Topingo is a particularly narrow shade, so use a small 8W or under bulb such as a candle bulb with these types of shade.

To hang the shade from the ceiling, preferably stand on a step ladder, ideally get   high enough so that the cable and fitted bulb is hanging level or below you and you can see what you’re doing. The aim is to have the bulb positioned in the centre of the shade with the cable fed through one of the joints.

The lampshade is made up of the same shaped pieces which meet at the corners to make a joint, the joints are circular and made of three, four or five hooks. Choose a joint from which to hang the lampshade. Ideally pick a joint of five in the centre or top of your lampshade. Now, look at the curved gaps between the lampshade pieces that meet at the joint, if the gap is big enough, push the bulb and cable through one of the gaps next to the joint and feed through into the interior of the shade. Adjust the length of cable so that the bulb hangs in the middle then slot / slide the cable along into the joint, positioning it in the centre of the hooks, gripped securely in place and hanging vertically.

With smaller lampshades, loosen / undo the hooks in a joint (of five preferably, or try a joint of three if necessary, it’s easier) and feed the cable through the gap until the light bulb hangs in the middle of the lampshade. Slot the cable into one of the corner hooks, and then slot the rest of the hooks around the cable in the same way, closing the joint so that it grips the cable in place. You can check that the bulb is centred by loosening one piece in the side and looking in.
Step by step:

1. Choose a gap in the shade's construction.

2. Attach the bulb to the bayonet and insert this end into the gap.

3. With the bulb on a short length of cable, slide the cable along towards a joint (where the corners of pieces meet)

4. Bring the cable right into the middle of the joint where it will be firmly gripped and held in place.



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