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Is there any way to spruce up a porcelain lighting fixture without replacing it?

Is there any way to spruce up a porcelain lighting fixture without replacing it?

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Old 11-16-14, 08:09 PM
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Is there any way to spruce up a porcelain lighting fixture without replacing it?

I'm doing my basement on the cheap and rather than change all the light fixtures, is there a way I can add or attach a bowl-like contraption, like an aluminum cowl onto the porcelain fixture...or, if I have to remove the porcelain fixture is there another fixture I can wire up as easily as a porcelain fixture to the electrical box? I just want to give it a slightly more enhanced look without necessarily replacing the fixtures with recessed canned lighting, just add like an aluminum cowl or bowl to go over the bulb. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 11-16-14, 08:21 PM
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Clip on ceiling lamp/bulb shades. Example: https://www.lampshadeshop.com/lampshades2be.htm
 
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Old 11-16-14, 08:21 PM
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I guess the other name for what I was thinking of was shades or aluminum shades when I was referring to bowls up above, lol. Similar to these on ebay, but cheaper: 5 Vtg 16" Porcelain Westinghouse White Barn Industrial Warehouse Light Lot | eBay
 
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Old 11-16-14, 08:42 PM
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Thanks for the tip ray2047!
 
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Old 11-18-14, 08:20 PM
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Here you go. These screw into the existing sockets, and have a reflector like the industrial style from ebay...

Designers Edge L-1710 12-Inch Indoor One-Light Downward Farm Light Fixture, Powder Coated - Flood Lighting - Amazon.com

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Last time I looked, you could get fixtures with glass shades at the big box stores and get change back from a $5 bill.
 
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Eh, looks like it's been a while but there were still fixtures under $10. Something like this is what I used to be able to find for $4: Thomas Lighting 2-Light Semi-Flush White Ceiling Fixture-SL123 at The Home Depot
 
 

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