Tequila Lamp 3 Update

I final got the bulb for my third lamp – but, of course, it didn’t work. I design my lamp for a Channeler bulb (a T16 base). That’s what the webpage said i was and that’s what I bought. What came is a standard base (T26) so it didn’t fit. Friday I received the socket reducer which allows me to screw the bulb in.

Turns out that the bigger base caused another problem; the hold in the bottom of the shade is smaller the the base by 1/8″. This means the shade has to be put in first then the bulb slid down inside the shade and then somehow the build has to be turned to screw in. I ended up putting electrical tape on the bulb to have something to hold onto.

I like the final results. The bulb goes all the way to the top of the shade. About 1/4″ from the top, just above the top circle you can see int he picture. There isa  little dark zone at the very bottom where the socket reducer is, but all in all, I think it came out well.

I also like the pattern it makes on the wall.

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