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Forum topic by leftcoaster posted 07-13-2018 02:49 PM 415 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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leftcoaster

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07-13-2018 02:49 PM

I’ve made a Japanese-style lantern (“andon”) and need to find the electrical components to put inside.

I don’t know what the specific component is called however which is making it hard to find!

at the bottom of the andon is a wooden cross member. I want to mount a fixture that goes up from there to support a bulb at the center of the lamp. The electrical cord, with inline switch, would come out the bottom.

If anyone has built such a thing… The kumiko panels on the body are paper so I’d prefer something that doesn’t get hot. Is there an LED option?


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#1 posted 07-13-2018 03:00 PM

where have you looked so far ?
the big box stores carry just about anything you need for lamp repairs
and new builds. and yes, they will accomodate LED bulbs.
even the little lights that flicker like a candle or antique bulb. “Thomas Edison Bulb”.
a photo of the inside of your lamp would be of help.

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leftcoaster

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#2 posted 07-13-2018 03:13 PM

I’ve looked on line. Amazon, grand brass lamp parts.

I am sure I can find it. I just need to know what the name is so I can search for it!

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#3 posted 07-13-2018 03:44 PM

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#4 posted 07-13-2018 03:44 PM

I think you’ll probably find everything you need here-

http://www.bplampsupply.com/index.php

As for the heat problem, I’d use an LED lamp instead of incandescent. There are lots of replacement LED lamps available in most styles.

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#5 posted 07-13-2018 03:47 PM

try looking for a threaded lamp socket. that is what I have used with good results. Forgive the rough shaping of the bracket that holds it in place.

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#6 posted 07-13-2018 03:57 PM

I think what you’re looking for is called a candelabra light socket.

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